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    SubjectRe: 2.2.18 megaraid driver broken [was: Re: Linux 2.2.18pre11]
    According to Miquel van Smoorenburg:
    > The megaraid driver in 2.2.18 doesn't work with MegaRaid 434 cards.
    > I've tried it on 2 different systems. Using 2.2.18pre11 with the
    > megaraid.[ch] from 2.2.17 works just fine.
    >
    > I've only been able to test with SMP systems though - perhaps this is
    > a uniprocessor / SMP problem ?

    Right, I've now booted a non-smp kernel - same problem still.
    Magic sysrq tells me that the kernel is stuck at 0xc01ca3b9, which
    in my kernel is megaIssueCmd()

    Disassembling the kernel and comparing it with the source code,
    it turns out that it's stuck in

    while (mbox->numstatus == 0xFF);

    Now megaIssueCmd() was changed in the 2.2.18 patch, and this is
    the part that seems to be responsible for it (see below).

    Alan, can you forward this to the maintainer, or tell me from whom
    you got the 2.2.18 patch so I can forward this to them ?

    @@ -1261,10 +1519,18 @@
    if (megaCfg->flag & BOARD_QUARTZ) {
    mbox->mraid_poll = 0;
    mbox->mraid_ack = 0;
    + mbox->numstatus = 0xFF;
    + mbox->status = 0xFF;
    WRINDOOR (megaCfg, phys_mbox | 0x1);

    - while ((cmdDone = RDOUTDOOR (megaCfg)) != 0x10001234);
    - WROUTDOOR (megaCfg, cmdDone);
    + while (mbox->numstatus == 0xFF);
    + while (mbox->status == 0xFF);
    + while (mbox->mraid_poll != 0x77);
    + mbox->mraid_poll = 0;
    + mbox->mraid_ack = 0x77;
    +
    + /* while ((cmdDone = RDOUTDOOR (megaCfg)) != 0x10001234);
    + WROUTDOOR (megaCfg, cmdDone);*/

    if (pScb) {
    mega_cmd_done (megaCfg, pScb, mbox->status);

    Mike.
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