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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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