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SubjectRe: Linux-2.1.98..

On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, Henrik Storner wrote:

> F Harvell <spam@fts.net>:
>
> >On Fri, 24 Apr 1998 01:13:22 PDT, Bill Broadhurst wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 23, 1998 at 11:30:18PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I just released a fairly small patch to 97 to bring it up to 98.
> >>
> >> Seems to break my BusLogic controller. Hangs right after the floppy where it
> >> would normally start the SCSI messages. Hard hang.
>
> > Similar thing here. Two observations: 1) The hang was right after the "Floppy
> > drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M, fd1 is 1.2M", but before the "FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077"

Same here, on a dual P75 Tyan Tomcat IV, compiled with SMP.



>
> Seems that 2.1.98 hangs for a lot of people. But maybe the problem is with
> the floppy driver ? I use a versioned kernel with no floppy driver built-in,
> and 2.1.98 appears quite OK here.
>
> My NCR810 SCSI controller and SCSI harddisk are also running fine.
>
> Could someone who has experienced the lockups try booting a kernel without the
> floppy driver ?


I'll give it a shot and report back.



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