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SubjectRe: On the topic of noisy drivers...
You (Steven L Baur) wrote
> >>>>> "David" == David A Willmore <> writes:
> David> Oh, increased information is great. Taking one whole screen
> David> line to tell me that each of sd[abcdef] uses 512 byte hardware
> David> sector size is over the hill. How about one line saying
> David> sda:512, sdb:512, ... that would be nice and still contain all
> David> of the informatin.
> David> WRT scrollback, there is none on a Herc mono card. Sure, I can
> David> syslog after boot, but I might not be able to get that far.
> David> Anyone have any ATI EGA wonders that they want to get rid of?
> David> ;)
> I guess I'd be bummed too if all I got was the sector size, and then
> couldn't scroll backwards if necessary. The Adaptec driver prints out:
> Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
> Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1056768 [516 MB] [0.5 GB]
> Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1065235 [520 MB] [0.5 GB]
> Which although redundant, contains more useful information than just
> the sector size, and having it on its own line makes grep more useful
> in looking at the machine history.
> If stuff is scrolling by too fast at boot and the boot is failing turn
> off the internal and external cache. That should slow things down a bit.

For the record, the line or two about drives is *NOT* the problem that I was
mentioning originally. I was refering more to this:

aic7xxx: Chip reset not cleared; clearing manually.
aic7xxx: Extended translation disabled.
aic7xxx: AHA-2740 Rev C and previous.
aic7xxx: Using 4 SCB's; No SCB memory check.
aic7xxx: Using level sensitive interrupts.
aic7xxx: Enabled channel B of AHA-2740-Twin.
irq 14
bus release time 60 bclks
data fifo threshold 100
scsi id 7
scsi selection timeout 256 ms
scsi bus reset at power-on enabled
scsi bus parity enabled
scsi bus termination (low byte) enabled
aic7xxx: Downloading sequencer code...done.
aic7xxx: Resetting the SCSI bus...done.
scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 2.22/2.2/2.8
scsi : 1 host.
aic7xxx: Scanning channel A for devices.
aic7xxx: Target 0, channel A, now synchronous at 10.0MHz, offset(0xf).
Vendor: MICROP Model: 1548-15MZ1077810 Rev: HZ2P
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 01 CCS
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
aic7xxx: Target 6, channel A, now synchronous at 4.0MHz, offset(0xf).
Vendor: TOSHIBA Model: CD-ROM XM-3401TA Rev: 2873
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
aic7xxx: Scanning channel B for devices.
scsi : detected 1 SCSI cdrom 1 SCSI disk total.
SCSI Hardware sector size is 512 bytes on device sda

I think that this is excessive.

Mike was here...

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