Bug 30642 - aic7xxx and de4x5 modules seem to conflict
Summary: aic7xxx and de4x5 modules seem to conflict
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-03-05 13:47 UTC by Chris Carlson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-03-05 16:10:32 UTC

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Description Chris Carlson 2001-03-05 13:47:05 UTC
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I have the standard release of RH 6.2 installed on a Gateway K6 system with
96M of RAM, and two ethernet cards.  Normally, this system auto-loads
modules de4x5 and eepro100 to support the two ethernet cards.  The two
cards are a LinksysPCI LAN card and a non-descript Intel card supplied by
Gateway (chip numbers available if needed).

When I install my SCSI card (Adaptec AVA-2906), during startup the system
detects the new hardware and Kudzu asks if I want to configure the SCSI
card.  No matter what I choose (configure, ignore or skip), the system
hangs when it initializes the ethernet cards.  Note, the SCSI card's
existence seems to be the problem.  The system initializes eth0 (the
eepro100) and hangs during initialization of eth1 (the de4x5 driver).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Adaptec AVA-2906 card.
2.Boot up.
3.Kudzu detects new hardware.
4.Choose any option to configure or not.
5.At the point when the ethernet cards are initialized (in
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network), the system will hang when initializing the de4x5

Actual Results:  System hangs.  <CTRL><ALT><DEL> has no effect.

Expected Results:  System continues to boot after initializing ethernet

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-05 16:10:25 UTC
Does it behave better if you use the tulip driver instead of de4x5?

Comment 2 Chris Carlson 2001-03-06 04:24:45 UTC
Absolutely!  It's strange that Kudzu selected de4x5 rather than the tulip driver
(must search drivers in alphabetical order).

Thanks a lot!

P.S. I searched the FAQ and bugzilla for de4x5 related issues and didn't find
anything of interest.

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