[lkml]   [2000]   [Oct]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Incomplete Adaptec 29160 support!?
> > 	Which is a bunch of bullsh*t.  i have an Adaptec 39160 and it works
> > beautifully. With regards to the docs, i found this under the
> > "Supported cards/chipsets" section around line 42 of
> > drivers/scsi/README.aic7xxx (in both 2.4.0 and 2.2.17):
> >
> > AHA-29160M
> kernel 2.4.9-test9, 29160 Adaptec. But /proc and lspci also say it is an
> AIC-7892. Is the AIC-7892 also a 64 bit card?

AHA-29160 is Adaptec's product name for the board

AIC-7892 (AIC=Adaptec Integrated Circuit, presumably) is the name of the
scsi *chip* that is on your AHA29160 board.

A particular type of chip can be on multiple types of boards, hence most
(all?) linux drivers identify by chips rather than by manuf. product names.
(See tulip driver for all of the various boards DEC/Kingston/NetGear/etc
that are built with various types of DEC/Intel/etc "tulip-chipset" 21x4x, and
so on...)

> scsi0: Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.2.1/5.2.0
> <Adaptec AIC-7892 Ultra 160/m SCSI host adapter>

It appears the 7892 does drive ultra160 boards. So its prob a AHA BIOS
setup issue, the drives are not negotiating correctly (not u160?), or
its just a driver issue with the linux driver (adaptec have till very recently
been largely unhelpful in the development of any linux driver. Get a symbios
board, for example, if you want to support people who have helped linux
driver developers and gotten a good driver for their card out of it.)

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:39    [W:0.039 / U:1.312 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site