Bug 29499 - [promise] ATA-66 controller halts kernel (Promise Tech)
[promise] ATA-66 controller halts kernel (Promise Tech)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ben LaHaise
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-25 21:27 EST by harry.heinisch
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-23 11:37:44 EST
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Description harry.heinisch 2001-02-25 21:27:12 EST
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If disks are hung off the Promise Technologies controller (Quantum 
Fireball - ATA-66 or IBM Deskstor - ATA-100) kernel dies after reporting 
IRQs for controllers

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot off install disk (disk 1 of 2)
2.Wait to see kernel lock on first screen of data

Actual Results:  Kernel locks machine

Expected Results:  Kernel proceeds with install

If disks are disconnected from controller, system will start installer 
(without any media to install to).
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-26 18:12:16 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 29427 ***
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-27 09:51:49 EST
This does not look like a duplicate of 29427; in that one, the install
fails; here boot fails after irq probing.  While they may be related,
it is not at all certain that they are.

Is this an SMP or uniprocessor system?
Comment 3 Ben Levenson 2001-02-28 14:49:12 EST
build: Wolverine and qa0228.0
performed several tests with the Promise controller:
Installations completed successfully with devices attached to 
ATA100-primary (hard drive (hde)) and ATA-100-secondary (cdrom (hdh)); 
and with devices on ATA100-primary (hard drive (hde)) and IDE-primary 
(cdrom (hdb)).
No kernel hangs when booting the install kernel or the post-install kernel.
see but #29427 for more details: 
Comment 4 harry.heinisch 2001-03-01 20:48:57 EST
This system is a uni-proc with a PDC20262. Drives as seen by kernel are hde 
(ATA-66 Quantum Fireball) and hdf (ATA-100 IBM Destor). Looked at bug #29427, 
but cannot get past kernel boot into installer.
Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2001-03-19 10:48:23 EST
1) Are you using the proper 80 ribbon cable
2) Does booting with "ide=nodma" on the qa0309 snapshot work ?
Comment 6 Michael K. Johnson 2001-07-03 15:48:51 EDT
Closing, assumed fixed in released product because of lack of further complaint.
Please reopen this bug report with the requested information if you are still
experiencing this problem.

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