Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 34671
AIC7xxx driver causes install to kernel panic
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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I got the latest driver disk image from both
http://people.freebsd.org/~gibbs/linux/ (same result with both). Now when
I load up the installer and put in my driver disk it loads fine. But when
I actually load the AIC7xxx driver, the install kernel panics.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Install
2. Load driver disk created by dd.img on
3. Load AIC7xxx SCSI driver
Actual Results: Kernel Panic
Expected Results: Loads driver and continues install
I had an older version (sorry, don't know version number) that worked
fine. But I can't get the dd.img for that version of the driver.
Any ideas doug?
Getting a copy of the actual screen dump. Will take a while.. no cut and paste.
What's on my screen:
Current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3 = 00101000
*pde = 00000000
eax: 00000000 ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000000 edx: dffee000
esi: c0100176 edi: c0218000 ebp: e0800000 esp: c0217e64
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0081
Process swapper (pid: 0, process nr: 0, stackpage=c021700)
Stack: c0216000 00000003 00000082 20000000 e1000000 c0107ef5 c0217ec4 c01c7858
c01c8dae 00000000 00000000 c010d173 c01c8dae c0217ec4 00000000 c0216000
00000000 df47e000 00000003 c009ee45 00000003 c0107b8d c0217ec4 00000000
Call Trace: [<e1000000>] [<c0107ef5>] [<c01c7858>] [<c01c8dae>] [<c010d173>]
[<c01a0018>] [<c01a08ba>] [<c01a208d>] [<c01a2060>] [<c0110100>]
[<c0116f79>] [<c0108b6a>] [<c0108824>]
[<c01062e3>] [<c0106332>] [<c0106000>] [<c0106370>] [<c0107a88>]
[<c0106000>] [<c0106077>] [<c010600>]
Code: 0f b6 0c 03 89 4c 24 14 51 68 50 78 1c c0 e8 18 a2 00 00 83
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
kernel panic: Attmpted to kill the idle task!
In swapper task - not syncing
The SCSI bios is an Adaptec AIC-7895. Onboard a Tyan Thunder 100.
It has all the lates BIOS upgrades.
Please get back to me on the ASAP.
Can you try using the driver update disk image from my web site on another
machine and see if it works? After parsing the oops output above, things look a
little fishy, like there might be a hardware issue at play (bad memory chip,
something like that). Testing to see if this is localised to one machine of if
that update disk won't work on any of your machines would be helpful.
It doesn't work in any of the machines I have tried it in.
kernel problem; not installer.
Since your driver disk fails on all machines, I would suspect the problem is a
bad disk or a bad download of the image. Please try making a new disk entirely
and see if that helps.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/