Bug 57595 - kernel 2.4.9 : the ips driver doesn't work
kernel 2.4.9 : the ips driver doesn't work
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: 2001-12-17 05:14 EST by Le Tanou Jerome
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Description Le Tanou Jerome 2001-12-17 05:14:43 EST
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Description of problem:
The ips driver does not work with kernel 2.4.9 with Redhat 7.1 (2.4.9-12) 
ou 7.2 (2.4.9-13)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.4.9-13

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to kernel 2.4.9-13 on RH7.2 (or 2.4.9-12 on RH7.1)
2. compile with ips driver 
3. boot

Actual Results:  VFS: Cannot open root device "801" or 08:01
Please append a correct "root" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount fs on 08:01

Expected Results:  Here's the result with kernel 2.4.7-10 :

VFS: Mounted Root (ext2 filesystem)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : IBM PCI ServeRAID 4.72.00 <ServeRAID 4Lx>

Additional info:

IBM eServer e220 (8645-5AX) with ServeRaid 4L
IBM eServer e230/netfinity 5100 (8658-21Y) with ServeRaid 4M


We've got the same problem with a RedHat 7.1 and kernel 2.4.9-12
The version of the ips driver in the kernel 2.4.9 is 4.80.20
Comment 1 Le Tanou Jerome 2001-12-17 16:26:32 EST
Here is the answer of ipslinux@us.ibm.com concerning this problem: 

Make sure the following line ( at the very end of ips.c ) is getting

#include "scsi_module.c"

In the IBM version ( if you get the source from an IBM ServeRAID web site )
, the #ifdef before this line reads:

#if defined (MODULE)  ||  ( LINUX_VERSION_CODE >=LinuxVersionCode(2,4,0) )
#include "scsi_module.c"

but for some reason I think the Linux folks changed the #ifdef , which
means it won't work unless it's a module.
Make sure this  #include  is being included and I bet it works.

Here is the patch applied on RH7.2 kernel source 2.4.9-13 :

[root@crocus src]# cat patch-kernel-2.4.9-13-for-ips
diff -ruN linux-2.4.9-13/drivers/scsi/ips.c
--- linux-2.4.9-13/drivers/scsi/ips.c   Mon Dec 17 21:41:48 2001
+++ linux-2.4.9-13-ips/drivers/scsi/ips.c       Mon Dec 17 22:10:23 2001
@@ -7568,7 +7568,7 @@


-#if defined (MODULE)
+#if defined (MODULE) || (LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= LinuxVersionCode(2,4,0))
 static Scsi_Host_Template driver_template = IPS;
 #include "scsi_module.c"

And it's work fine.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : IBM PCI ServeRAID 4.80.26  <ServeRAID 4Lx>
  Vendor: IBM       Model: SERVERAID         Rev: 1.00
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-01-04 05:28:30 EST
I've changed this in our tree for the next version/erratum

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