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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.0 scsi problems on NetFinity servers
Miles Lane wrote:
> Are you saying that this is a hardware bug that is impossible to
> develop a work-around for in the kernel? If this is just a bug,
> shouldn't we try to fix it rather than avoid it?

This is hardware behaving as designed but not supported by the kernel. IBM was
aware of the problem and working on a solution. Since the offending hardware is
a PCI card that is useless under Linux. The simple solution is to remove it.

If IBM wants these cards to work with Linux they should do a lot more than
supply patches that keep the kernel from crashing. At a minimum, publish specs
so someone else can patch the kernel and write drivers to make full use of the
card's features under Linux. We're still hoping.

> If you have detailed information about the interrupt problem,
> perhaps you could send it to the list and see if a fix is possible.

Wish I could have. Our machines would totally freeze.

JP Navarro
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