Bug 66953 - sym53c8xx driver fails to mount root - SMP system only
sym53c8xx driver fails to mount root - SMP system only
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.3
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-18 21:50 EDT by John Bass
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:40 EDT
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Description John Bass 2002-06-18 21:50:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
sym53c8xx driver with 53C895 controller timeout loops continuously
at boot time as kernel attempts to mount root drive - but only on
SMP kernels - works fine with uniprocessor kernel

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH7.3 on SMP system using 53C895 and LVD SCSI drive for root
2.boot SMP kernel after install - retest with uniprocessor kernel
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Actual Results:  SMP kernel failed to initialize scsi drive and mount root
uniprocessor kernel initializes drive, and completes startup
My server is a Tyan dual P200 machine that was running RH6.2
prior to the re-install, without any problems.

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Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:40 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
persists.

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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