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Bug 56762 - (SCSI QLA1280)Qlogic driver loops indefinitely on boot, trying to reset SCSI bus
(SCSI QLA1280)Qlogic driver loops indefinitely on boot, trying to reset SCSI bus
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-27 05:54 EST by Pete
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:17 EDT
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Description Pete 2001-11-27 05:54:35 EST
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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.

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How reproducible:

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
continue booting

Additional info:

Rioworks SCQ-U3 (?) ultra 3 scsi adapter, uses qlogic ISP12160 chipset /
qla1280 driver
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.
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:17 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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