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SubjectRe: Major Failure 2.4.0-test12 Alpha
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Leslie Donaldson wrote:

> Hello,
> Just writing in to report a bug in 2.4.0-test12.
> Hardware:
> PCI-Matrox_Mill
> PCI-Adaptec 39160 / 160M scsi card
> PCI-Generic TNT-2 card
> PCI-Sound blaster -128 (es1370)
>
> CPU 21164a - Alpha

I'm also seeing this on 2.4.0 proper with almost the same hardware:
SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7881U (rev 01) (aic71xxxx driver)
VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 1064SG [Mystique]
(rev 03)
SB Vibra16X sound card.

I swap to scsi as the ide performance on this board just blows, I get into
a heavy swap situation and *boom* deadlocked.

>
> Problem:
> There is a race condition in the aic7xxxx driver that causes the
> kernel to lock up.
> I don't have a kernel dump yet as the machine reported by it'self..
> This problem has been easy to reproduce. ergo about 3 crashes a day.

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