Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64686
(SCSI AIC7XXX)loading aic7xxx module on boot hangs
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell PowerEdge 4600 that came with 7.2 preinstalled. I upgraded to
Valhalla (7.3). On Boot (2.4.18-3smp), the system hangs at "Loading AIC 7xxx
On another system, I noticed a long timeout on loading this module BUT
eventually the system loaded (about 1 minute).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot rh 7.3 on a dell poweredge 4600
Actual Results: hung on loading aic7xxx module
Expected Results: should have continued the boot process (like under 7.2)
Sorry, forgot to mention that system boots normally under 2.4.18-3, it only
locks up on the SMP kernel.
One more clarification, the other system that I mention also pauses on the
aic7xxx load is an SMP machine as well.
If you edit the /etc/modules.conf file so that it uses the aic7xxx_old driver
instead of the aic7xxx and then rebuild your initrd images (and rerun lilo if
using lilo as your boot loader), does the problem go away?
Yes, if I use aic7xxx_old, it works as expected. (Sorry for the late followup)
I'm adding Justin Gibbs from Adaptec to the Cc: list on this bug report. Since
it's an SMP specific issue, and one involving his driver, he may have a better
idea what's going on. Tom, can I have you attach an lspci listing from your
machine to this bug report?
Created attachment 58051 [details]
Output of LSPCI
>18 months of inactivity, many erratas later.. closing due to pending EOL.