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SubjectRe: ASUS CUR-DLS LSI SYM53C896 SCSI driver
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easiest way I can think of is to compile them into the kernel, not as
modules. Thus as soon as the kernel boots, they are active in memory.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Edouard Soriano" <e_soriano@dapsys.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: <e_soriano@dapsys.com>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 3:31 AM
Subject: ASUS CUR-DLS LSI SYM53C896 SCSI driver


> Hello guys,
>
> Configuring a new box based on ASUS CUR-DLS dual Pentium III, 1GB RAM and
> using
> the new LSI SYM53C896 SCSI interface.
>
> Question: How to get sym53c8xx and eepro100 activated at start-up
> procedure ?
>
> Thanks for your help.
> e_soriano@dapsys.com
>
> Description:
>
> Version used is Linux 2.2.17 dowloaded from kernel.org with Redhat 6.1
> (2.2.12-20)
>
> Step 1
> When configuring this system from scratch using the RedHat 6.1 CD-ROM the
> system
> reconize both the integrated interfaces LSI as well as the Intel 82559
> Ethernet controller.
>
> Fine.
>
> Problem is that Linux version has no updated drivers for the high speed
> LSI controller (160 Mbs)
>
> So I downloaded 2.2.17 from kernel.org and sy1.6b-2.2.17.tar.gz from
> ftp.lsil.com.HostAdapterDrivers/linux/c8xx-driver
>
> Compiled and intalled.
>
> conf.modules:
> depfile=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.dep
> alias scsi_hostadapter BusLogic
> alias scsi_hostadapter1 sym53c8xx
> alias scsi_hostadapter2 sym53c8xx
> alias eth0 eepro100
>
> lilo.conf:
> boot=/dev/sda
> map=/boot/map
> install=/boot/boot.b
> prompt
> timeout=50
> default=linux
> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17smp
> label=linux
> initrd=/boot/initrd-2.2.17smp.img
> read-only
> root=/dev/sda1
> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.12-20smp
> label=linux-sv
> initrd=/boot/initrd-2.2.12-20smp.img
> read-only
> root=/dev/sda1
> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.12-20
> label=linux-up
> initrd=/boot/initrd-2.2.12-20.img
> read-only
> root=/dev/sda1
>
>
> Problem: both controllers LSI and Intel are not recognized during
> startup.
>
> So, once the system started, I need to enter:
>
> insmod sym53c8xx with the following good results:
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: Symbios format NVRAM, ID
> 7, Fast-80, Parity Checking
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: initial
> SCNTL3/DMODE/DCNTL/CTEST3/4/5 = (hex) 00/4e/a0/01/00/04
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: final
> SCNTL3/DMODE/DCNTL/CTEST3/4/5 = (hex) 00/4e/80/00/08/04
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: on-chip RAM at 0xf7000000
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: resetting, command
> processing suspended for 2 seconds
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: restart (scsi reset).
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: enabling clock multiplier
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: handling phase mismatch
> from SCRIPTS.
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: Downloading SCSI SCRIPTS.
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: scsi1 : sym53c8xx - version 1.6b
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: scsi2 : sym53c8xx - version 1.6b
> Dec 7 21:10:09 localhost kernel: scsi : 3 hosts.
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-0: command processing
> resumed
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Vendor: IBM Model: DCAS-34330W
> Rev: S65A
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Type: Direct-Access
> ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi1,
> channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Vendor: QUANTUM Model: VIKING 4.5
> WSE Rev: 8808
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Type: Direct-Access
> ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: Detected scsi disk sdc at scsi1,
> channel 0, id 1, lun 0
> Dec 7 21:10:11 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-1: command processing
> resumed
> Dec 7 21:10:19 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-0-<0,0>: tagged command
> queue depth set to 4
> Dec 7 21:10:19 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-0-<1,0>: tagged command
> queue depth set to 4
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-0-<0,*>: FAST-20 SCSI 20.0
> MB/s (50 ns, offset 15)
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512
> bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: sdb: sdb1 sdb2 < sdb5 sdb6 sdb7 sdb8
> sdb9 >
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: sym53c1010-0-<1,*>: FAST-20 SCSI 20.0
> MB/s (50 ns, offset 30)
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: SCSI device sdc: hdwr sector= 512
> bytes. Sectors= 8899737 [4345 MB] [4.3 GB]
> Dec 7 21:10:28 localhost kernel: sdc: sdc1
> Dec 7 21:11:22 localhost kernel: SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512
> bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]
> Dec 7 21:11:22 localhost kernel: sdb: sdb1
> Dec 7 21:11:24 localhost kernel: SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512
> bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]
> Dec 7 21:11:24 localhost kernel: sdb: sdb1
>
> Same schema with Intel Ethernet controller:
> insmod eepro100 with the following good results:
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald
> Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/eepro100.html
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.20.2.10 $
> 2000/05/31 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100
> Ethernet, 00:E0:18:02:7D:CA, I/O at 0xd800, IRQ 20.
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: Board assembly 668081-002, Physical
> connectors present: RJ45
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: General self-test: passed.
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: Internal registers self-test: passed.
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: ROM checksum self-test: passed
> (0x04f4518b).
> Dec 8 11:15:27 localhost kernel: Receiver lock-up workaround
> activated.
>
>
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