Bug 3923 - SCSI Tape not detected in i586 variant of 2.2.5-22
Summary: SCSI Tape not detected in i586 variant of 2.2.5-22
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-06 22:24 UTC by john.a.limpert.1
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Description john.a.limpert.1 1999-07-06 22:24:55 UTC
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 14:45:59 UTC
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 14:15:59 UTC
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 18:07:59 UTC

Out of curiousity, what happens if you try the i586 kernel
from Raw Hide
or compile your own i586 kernel from the same sources?

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