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SubjectRe: INITIO scsi driver fails to work properly
On Mon, Dec 17 2007 at 14:18 +0200, Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17 2007 at 13:41 +0200, "Filippos Papadopoulos" <psybases@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 17, 2007 1:18 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:39:47 +0200 "Filippos Papadopoulos" <psybases@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have got an INITIO 9100 UW SCSI Controller with an IBM
>>>> IC35L036UWD210-0 scsi hard disk on a 32 bit x86 system.
>>>> Currently i have SUSE 10.1 (Kernel 2.6.16).
>>>>
>>>> I tried to install OpenSUSE 10.3 (kernel 2.6.22.5) and the latest
>>>> OpenSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0 (kernel 2.6.24-rc4) but although the initio
>>>> driver
>>>> gets loaded during the installation process, yast reports that no hard
>>>> disk is found. I believe that this isnt a bug in suse's yast but a
>>>> problem
>>>> in the initio scsi driver because i also tried to install Fedora 8
>>>> (kernel 2.6.23) with the same problem.
>>>> I have seen the relevant thread "Conflict when loading initio driver"
>>>> and i suppose that the initio driver isnt fixed yet.
>>>> I can help testing the new patches in the initio driver if someone is
>>>> interested.
>>> initio doesn't seem to have a maintainer...
>>>
>>> Are you able to identify any earlier kernel which worked OK?
>>>
>> I have this PC configuration since 2002. The initio driver worked
>> perfectly with 2.4 kernel series.
>> With the release of 2.6 kernel series the driver had been marked as
>> BROKEN and fixed at 2.6.9
>> (see at http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/482582?search_string=SCSI%20updates%20for%202.6.9;#482582
>> Christoph Hellwig ->don't mark the initio 9100 driver broken)
>>
>>
>>> Maybe it's a new device? If you can get the `lspci -vvxx' output
>>> for that device we can take a look.
>>>
>> No its not a new device.
>> -
>
> I have found one problem. Please try patch [2] below and report.
> If it still fails try to enable debugging by setting with patch [1]
> these values at top of drivers/scsi/initio.c. And send dmsgs.
>
> Boaz
>
I forgot to ask. 2.6.22 should work. If still fails could you try
this 2.6.22.xx kernel?

Boaz



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