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SubjectRe: Adaptec drivers causing problem in RHL 8.0
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 08:20:13AM -0700, Justin T. Gibbs wrote:
> > > I recently installed RHL 8.0 on a SGI1200 server. The server has
> > > "Adaptec AIC-7896 SCSI BIOS v2.20S1B1" installed.
>
> > 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.

I have tried the noapic option for the kernel without any result. However
I reloaded RHL 6.2 on the m/c, and it is working properly. By the way what
other options do I need to probe?

>
> Indeed, these are good avenues to poke.
>
> FWIW, on Red Hat UP kernels, the "local IO-APIC" option is not even
> compiled in.

That is surprising as the m/c is working perfectly under RHL 6.2 which is
an older release, assuming that what works perfectly for an earlier
release should work for the later release.

Still waiting for a solution.

With Best Regards
HimS


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