Bug 31840 - aha1542 driver does not detect valid devices
Summary: aha1542 driver does not detect valid devices
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-15 05:19 UTC by Dave Miller
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-09 15:18:53 UTC
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Description Dave Miller 2001-03-15 05:19:32 UTC
Installer reports no valid devices.  Contents of /proc/scsi under Red Hat

[dave@bend ~]# ls /proc/scsi
aha1542/  scsi
[dave@bend ~]# ls /proc/scsi/aha1542
[dave@bend ~]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi 
Attached devices: 
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: SEAGATE  Model: ST32155N         Rev: 0532
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
  Vendor: SEAGATE  Model: ST34520N         Rev: 1444
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02

Note: due to a problem with the wolverine boot.img, I downloaded the
rawhide boot.img and drivers.img files as per the resolution of bug 31766.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-15 17:47:50 UTC
Are you trying to install wolverine with the rawhide boot.img and

Comment 2 Dave Miller 2001-03-15 18:36:11 UTC
Yes.  I am working with a system that has an AMD 5x86/133 CPU.  There is a bug
in the Wolverine boot.img that causes it to hang on this CPU.  See bug 31766. 
The resolution for 31766 was to use the rawhide boot.img.  I assumed I needed
the corresponding drivers.img for compatibility.  I can try the wolverine
drivers.img if you think this might work.

Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-16 00:21:38 UTC
You can't mix modules from wolverine with modules from rawhide.
Are you sure that isn't happening?  Can you see if the module is
being inserted without error messages?

Comment 4 Dave Miller 2001-03-16 05:20:24 UTC
Slightly more information...  decided to "play around with it" some more tonight.  The fdisk selection window lists the two SCSI drives on the system.  
I had previously been using disk druid.  This mean that aha1542.o is able to probe for devices however I was not able to select either drive.  I also tried 
manually doing a mknod from an alternate console (e.g., mknod --mode=550 /tmp/sda 8 0) but with no luck: fdisk /tmp/sda barfed.  This is not something 
I usually mess around with so its probable that I don't have the syntax or something else right for what I want to do.

Comment 5 Dave Miller 2001-03-16 07:14:21 UTC
I am not mixing rawhide modules with wolverine modules (although I did ==> ask <== if that was something to try).  I pulled down the boot.img and 
corresponding drivers.img from the VA Linux rawhide mirror.  These were found at /pub/mirrors/redhat/rawhide/i386/images and are dated from Sunday 11 
March.  Syslinux reports version 1.52 at startup. The syslog from a recent attempt to make the install work.

<4>Linux version 2.4.2-0.1.25BOOT (root@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-78)) #1 Fri Mar 9 18:32:24 EST 
<4>BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
<4> BIOS-88: 000000000009f000 @ 0000000000000000 (usable)
<4> BIOS-88: 0000000003f00000 @ 0000000000100000 (usable)
<4>On node 0 totalpages: 16384
<4>zone(0): 4096 pages.
<4>zone(1): 12288 pages.
<4>zone(2): 0 pages.
<4>Kernel command line: initrd=initrd.img lang= devfs=nomount vga=788 BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz auto
<4>Initializing CPU#0
<4>Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
<4>Calibrating delay loop... 66.56 BogoMIPS
<4>Memory: 56816k/65536k available (1194k kernel code, 8332k reserved, 84k data, 108k init, 0k highmem)
<4>Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
<4>Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
<4>Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
<4>Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
<4>Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
<4>CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 00000001 00000000 00000000, vendor = 2
<4>CPU: After vendor init, caps: 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000
<4>CPU: After generic, caps: 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000
<4>CPU: Common caps: 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000
<4>CPU: AMD Am5x86-WT stepping 04
<6>Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
<6>Checking for popad bug... OK.
<4>POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
<4>PCI: No PCI bus detected
<6>Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
<6>Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
<4>Starting kswapd v1.8
<4>pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
<4>block: queued sectors max/low 37637kB/12545kB, 128 slots per queue
<4>RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4608K size 1024 blocksize
<6>Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
<4>ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
<4>hda: Maxtor 81620A3, ATA DISK drive
<4>ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
<6>hda: 3175200 sectors (1626 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=3150/16/63
<6>Partition check:
<6> hda: [PTBL] [787/64/63] hda1 hda2 hda3
<6>Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
<6>FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
<5>RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
<4>Freeing initrd memory: 732k freed
<6>loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
<6>Serial driver version 5.02 (2000-08-09) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
<6>ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16450
<6>ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16450
<6>md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
<4>md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
<6>autodetecting RAID arrays
<4>autorun ...
<4>... autorun DONE.
<6>NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
<6>IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
<4>IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
<4>TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
<6>NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
<4>VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
<4>fatfs: bogus cluster size
<4>VFS: Can't find a valid MSDOS filesystem on dev 02:00.
<4>eth0: 3c509 at 0x300, 10baseT port, address  00 20 af 04 c4 ca, IRQ 10.
<4>3c509.c:1.16 (2.2) 2/3/98 becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov.
<4>eth0: Setting Rx mode to 1 addresses.
<6>SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
<6>Configuring Adaptec (SCSI-ID 7) at IO:330, IRQ 9, DMA priority 5
<6>aha1542.c: Using extended bios translation
<6>scsi0 : Adaptec 1542
<4>  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST32155N          Rev: 0532
<4>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
<4>  Vendor: SEAGATE   Model: ST34520N          Rev: 1444
<4>  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
<6>Adding Swap: 133048k swap-space (priority -1)

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2003-06-09 15:18:53 UTC
Seems to be an old installer bug. There isnt useful info we need to keep here so
I'm closing the bug.

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