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SubjectRe: 2.6.14-rc5-mm1
On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 08:26:37AM -0700, Andrew Vasquez wrote:
> > qlogicfc attaches to both 2100 and 2200 ISPs. It seems you're then
> > trying to load qla2xxx driver along with the 2300 and 2200 firmware
> > loader modules. The pci_request_regions() call during 2200 probing
> > fails.
> Btw, now that devfs is gone and thus DaveM's host renumbering issues
> are modd we'd like to kill qlogicfc. I vaguely remember people complaing
> qla2xxx made trouble on qla2100 hardware. Andrew do you have any success
> or error reports for that hardware?

A couple of months ago I had worked with a 2100 user who was having
some serious problems within a configuration. I was able to reproduce
something similar in-house and (to make a long-story, short), it turns
out there are some error-recovery problems in the firmware version
currently shipping in qla2xxx (1.19.25 TP firmware to be exact).

After numerous trial and error efforts, we were able to find a
reasonbly stable release with which the customer's configuration could
recover and run (1.17.38 EF, quite old).

In any case, formally, QLogic has dropped *all* support for ISP2100
cards, and thus, it's quite difficult to get any type of traction
from the firmware folk to begin to root-cause the failures.

I'm still in the process of ironing out the .bin distribution details
locally, but perhaps once we migrate to firmware-loading exclusively
via request_firmware(), the (small?) contigent of 2100 could use the
EF variant I referenced above.

Could I get another informal count of 2100 users who are still having
problems with qla2xxx?

Andrew Vasquez
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