Bug 3923 - SCSI Tape not detected in i586 variant of 2.2.5-22
SCSI Tape not detected in i586 variant of 2.2.5-22
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-06 18:24 EDT by john.a.limpert.1
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Description john.a.limpert.1 1999-07-06 18:24:55 EDT
Upgraded from Red Hat 5.2 to Red Hat 6.0 with the kernel
from kernel-2.2.5-22.i586.rpm. The SCSI tape drive (Exabyte
8500 on Adaptec 2940) was no longer detected by the kernel
during boot. Switching to the kernel in
kernel-2.2.5-22.i386.rpm appears to have fixed the problem.
The i386 variant of the kernel detects the SCSI tape drive.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-08 10:45:59 EDT
that's odd. In both cases  the st driver is compiled into the
kernel. Exactly how does it fail - does the device not show
up in /proc/scsi/scsi?
Comment 2 john.a.limpert.1 1999-07-09 10:15:59 EDT
References to /dev/st0 produce the error "no such device" and the tape
drive does not appear in /proc/scsi/scsi. Other SCSI devices (hard
disk and CD-ROM) are detected properly. The SCSI tape driver _is_
listed in the link map for the kernel.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-09 14:07:59 EDT
Hm.

Out of curiousity, what happens if you try the i586 kernel
from Raw Hide
(ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/i386/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-*i586.rpm),
or compile your own i586 kernel from the same sources?

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