Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56516
Boot process wont go past SCSI errors (aic-7xxx)
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
After a fresh install of RH 7.1 on server with aic-7896 on-board scsi,
rebooting the system gets to the point where it looks for the scsi disk
and gives the message:
scsi: aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi 0, channel 0, id 0
lun 0 enquiry 00 00 00 ff 00
The message is repeated for each id number and scsi channel
After the maximum has been reached (15 and 2 respectively) the following 4
line message repeats ad-infinitum:
SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 0) timed out - trying harder
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
(SCSI 0:0:0:0) device reset, message buffer in use
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
When the first install took place, I got a hang "trying to load aic7xxx".
Having previously experienced this on another server, I used a boot image
and typed "linux apic" at the boot prompt. All seemed well ...
Did you install the SMP kernel ?
No, I hadn't - I have now and I'm the proud owner of a system that works -
thank-you. Alex Shannon