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SubjectRe: SCSI-Problem with AM53C974
In, Kurt Garloff wrote:

>Can you try the attached patch please? Patch is against 2.4.18.
>It makes the AM53C974 driver register its IO-space and will make detection
>fail, if there are no adapters found with available IO-space.
>The tmscsim driver (which I maintain) does already register its IO space
>correctly, so this patch should make sure that not both of them try to drive
>the same piece of hardware.
>Please report back, whether it works, so I can ask Marcelo to include it.

OK, I found a littler bug in it, that's why on my first try it didn't
work. There was a "!" missing in the if statement whether the region is
free. So the driver failed if the region was free and succeeded if it was

But now it seems to work well, so including it in the kernel would be

Marion Steiner

Here the corrected patch:

--- linux-2.4.18.ipt_fixes2.ix86/drivers/scsi/AM53C974.c.orig Sun Sep 30 21:26:07 2001
+++ linux-2.4.18.ipt_fixes2.ix86/drivers/scsi/AM53C974.c Mon Mar 18 11:59:31 2002
@@ -732,6 +732,12 @@
hostdata->disconnecting = 0;
hostdata->dma_busy = 0;

+ if (!request_region (instance->io_port, 128, "AM53C974")) {
+ printk ("AM53C974 (scsi%d): Could not get IO region %04lx. Detaching ...\n",
+ instance->host_no, instance->io_port);
+ scsi_unregister(instance);
+ return 0;
+ }
/* Set up an interrupt handler if we aren't already sharing an IRQ
with another board */
for (search = first_host;
search && (((the_template != NULL) && (search->hostt !=
the_template)) ||
@@ -2441,6 +2447,7 @@
static int AM53C974_release(struct Scsi_Host *shp)
free_irq(shp->irq, shp);
+ release_region(shp->io_port, 128);
return 0;
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