Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38895
Boot failure if using sym53c8xx driver when using custom 2.2.19 kernel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
When building a custom kernel from the Redhat version of 2.2.19 kernel
sources I get SCSI problems with the sym53c8xx driver. The dmesg attached
outlines the problems with the build. Please note, the machine boots
approx 1 in 10 times (hence the dmesg) - other times I get a panic and the
machine halts. I have tried this on PII and PIII platforms.
NOTE: **When compiling using the sources from www.kernel.org I do not have
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use redhat 2.2.19 kernel-sources
2. Rebuild Kernel with sym53c8xx driver
3. Reboot - 1 in 10 times, the machine will reset the SCSI bus many times,
but eventually boot. The remaining times, the boot will fail.
dmesg - see attached.
Created attachment 17187 [details]
Output from dmesg showing the problem
Our 2.2.19 source is incompatible with reiserfs due to the Large File Support
that is included....
Also, does our compiled 2.2.19 rpm work ?
Thanks for the reply.
The RedHat 2.2.17 pre-compiled kernel did work with my system, however I have
not tried the pre-compiled 2.2.19 kernel.