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SubjectRe: 2.4.8 aic7xxx -- continuous bus resets
>I thought I'd look at the 2.4.8 kernel while I figure out what's
>wrong with my 2.2.18 installation. The kernel loading gets stuck with
>errors from the aic7xxx driver, which keeps timeing out querying the
>bus looking for non-existant drives, and when it finaly tries to
>query a drive that exists it claims to see bus errors. End result is
>that Linux 2.4.8 never mounts any drives or finishes loading.
>The system is an IBM 704 with a built in adaptec aic-7880U
>controller, with two drives on first scsi buss.
>2.2.18 has no problems with the adaptec controllers, but has other
>issues, which seem to be timer related.

2.4.9 has the latest aic7xxx driver in it. Can you see if that changes
things for you? If not, can you hook up a serial console to the machine
and provide all of the messages from an aic7xxx=verbose boot?

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