Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56762
(SCSI QLA1280)Qlogic driver loops indefinitely on boot, trying to reset SCSI bus
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting, the kernel never gets past the part where the qlogic driver
resets the SCSI bus before looking for drives. (I need the driver built
into the kernel.) On boot, it says something like
"ISP request transfer error"
and continues to attempt to reset the bus.
The driver worked fine on kernel 2.4.2 and 2.4.3, the problem started with
kernel 2.4.9. If I build a 2.4.9 kernel with the qla1280.[ch] from 2.4.3
that also works. Qlogic are unhelpful - they have "no supported drivers for
kernel 2.4" although the beta supplied with the kernel sources has been
solid IMO until now.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build kernel 2.4.9 with qla1280
2. Try to boot (oh, you need a Qlogic card)
Actual Results: Loops indefinitely, trying to reset SCSI bus 0
Expected Results: Reset buses successfully, then look for drives and
Rioworks SCQ-U3 (?) ultra 3 scsi adapter, uses qlogic ISP12160 chipset /
I can boot successfully with the 2.4.3 kernel anytime. The 2.4.9 kernel was
configured using 'make oldconfig' to use the config from the working 2.4.3.
I've flashed the BIOS on the Qlogic card and experimented with settings
but no improvement.
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