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SubjectRe: Kernel Panic: too few segs for DMA mapping increase AHC_NSEG
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Just tried with 2.2.20: all is working correctly, both with and without hi mem support.
No kernel panic.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marco Berizzi" <pupilla@hotmail.com>
To: "Jens Axboe" <axboe@suse.de>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: Kernel Panic: too few segs for DMA mapping increase AHC_NSEG


> ...not good news.
> Same behaviour: without hi mem support all right. With hi mem support
> (4GB) I get this error on console, after a kernel dump:
>
> SCSI1:0:0:0 attempt to queue an abort message
> SCSI1:0:0:0 command not found
> aic7xxx_abort returns 0x2002
>
> Then the system freeze completely, so I press the reset button.
> At the startup INIT calls fsck and when the checking is at about 55% it
> displays this message:
>
> SCSI1:A:0:0 locking max tag count at 128
>
> then the following startup procedure goes well.
> I want to tell you that with this kernel (hi mem support enabled), all
> is working perfectly (I can compile a new working kernel, for example).
> X Window (4.1) plus kde is working well.
> Only when I mount a vfat filesystem type and then I try to copy a file
> to the root partition I get this error.
> Another point: I usually build only mass storage driver in the kernel
> (Adaptec AHA 39160 bios rev 3.10). I build as modules all other HW (nic,
> sound, USB), however only the SB PCI512 is loaded in this situation. I
> haven't any IDE device just one SCSI HD (IBM DDYS-T18350N firmware rev
> S93E) and one Plextor SCSI cdrom (UltraPlex 40max PX-40TS firmware
> revision 1.04).
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jens Axboe" <axboe@suse.de>
> To: "Marco Berizzi" <pupilla@hotmail.com>
> Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 10:44 AM
> Subject: Re: Kernel Panic: too few segs for DMA mapping increase
> AHC_NSEG
>
>
> > On Mon, Nov 19 2001, Marco Berizzi wrote:
> > > Hi everybody.
> > >
> > > I have just upgraded my PC from 768MB RAM to 1GB.
> > > I have recompiled the kernel (2.4.14) for hi mem support (4GB).
> > >
> > > Now it's appening a very strange behaviour.
> > > I have several file system on the same disk (vfat file system). I
> have
> > > compiled vfat driver as a module. So before try to mount I must
> issue a
> > > 'modprobe vfat'. I'm using Slackware 8.0. modutils version is 2.4.6
> > >
> > > Then if I try to copy a file from that filesystem to the root
> filesystem
> > > I get this error:
> > >
> > > Kernel panic: too few segs for DMA mappings increase AHC_NSEG
> >
> > Aha! Finally someone that can provoke this easily. Could you please
> > apply attached patch and reproduce? Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Jens Axboe
> >
> >
>
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