Bug 38895 - Boot failure if using sym53c8xx driver when using custom 2.2.19 kernel
Boot failure if using sym53c8xx driver when using custom 2.2.19 kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-03 05:33 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-21 06:00:20 EDT
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Output from dmesg showing the problem (9.83 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-03 05:34 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-03 05:33:07 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 
this problem**

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

dmesg - see attached.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-05-03 05:34:09 EDT
Created attachment 17187 [details]
Output from dmesg showing the problem
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-03 05:36:39 EDT
Our 2.2.19 source is incompatible with reiserfs due to the Large File Support
that is included....
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-03 05:37:37 EDT
Also, does our compiled 2.2.19 rpm work ?
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-05-03 06:08:17 EDT
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.

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