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SubjectRe: Adaptec drivers causing problem in RHL 8.0
> Hi All,
>
> May be you will say that this has been answered somewhere, but I am not
> really able to understand what to do?
>
> I recently installed RHL 8.0 on a SGI1200 server. The server has
> "Adaptec AIC-7896 SCSI BIOS v2.20S1B1" installed.
>
> When I boot the system, the two SCSI channels are recognised, and then the
> system is not able to initialise. The partial error codes are:
>
> aic7xxx_abort returns 0x2002
> SCSI 0:0:0:0: Attempting to queue TARGET RESET message
> SCSI 0:0:0:0: Is not an active device

Those messages point to an interrupt routing problem. The driver is
not able to see interrupts from the chip, so timeouts occur. Have
you tries some of the various "apic/noapic" kernel options to see if
your interrupt routing improves? Often switching between UP and
SMP kernels will change how interrupt routing is performed too.

--
Justin

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