Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63514
Installer hangs when loading aix7xxx 6.2.1 on hyper threading system with more the 6 GB RAM
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
For new systems with "jackson technologie" (hyper threading) the
Red Hat errata-kernel 2.4.9-31 is necessary.
This RHSA includes the driver aic7xxx vers 6.2.1, which causes
problems with more than 6 GB RAM like
"INIT: Id 1 respawning too fast : disabled for 5 minutes"
or standstill after "Setting Hostname".
This problem did not occure with driver aic7xxx vers 6.2.4.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers recommend to integrate the driver
aic7xxx vers 6.2.4 into the next errata update.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install ( http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2002-028.html ) on a dual
CPU hyper threading system with more the 6 GB RAM
Actual Results: Messages like "INIT: Id 1 respawning too fast : disabled for 5
minutes" or standstill after "Setting Hostname".
Expected Results: Normal boot
( driver aic7xxx vers. 6.2.4 works fine )
The default aic7xxx used by RHL 7.1 and 7.2 is 5.2.5
Is there a reason Fujitsu Siemens Computers modifies the default ?
The driver aic7xxx 5.2.x does not analyse the AIC configspace information
regarding termination power or unused channel. This causes different scsi-
( Adaptec recommends the driver aic7xxx 6.2.4 on its WEB page. )
until 6.2.6 the driver didn't work on several series of cards (esp Dell
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