Re: wrong major or minor number on /dev/sda1 in 2.4.0-test1-ac7

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Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 12:51:43 EST

This seems to have fixed it. I haven't done extensive testing yet, but I was
able to tar the Slackware installer into my home directory, untar that, and
untar a gzipped file from that so I can read a lot of data and not have it
be corrupted.

I'm afraid I don't have anything that will give it a real workout, just a zip
drive and a 4xCD burner. I'll try to burn a CD.

What I did to get my Adaptec APA-1480 SlimSCSI Cardbus card working:

- Apply the 2.4.0-test1-ac7 patch to linux 2.4.0-test1
- Apply the patch I mentioned in my earlier message, that turns on the
PCI expansion ROM or some such thing (I don't know much about PCI). You'll
find this in the linux-kernel archives under "Can't recognize Adaptec APA-1480
under 2.4.0-test1-ac4"
- replace linux/drivers/scsi/scsi* with the unpatched originals from
test1 (without any of the -ac patches).

If you want me to try this with various patch versions to see at which points
it breaks and works I can do that.


> On Fri, Jun 02, 2000 at 01:18:50PM -0700, Michael D. Crawford wrote:
> Looking closer at the boot messages, I get:
> scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Inquiry 00 00 00 ff 00
> SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
> SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0 later
> SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
> SCSI host 0 reset (pid 0) timed out again -
> probably an unrecoverable SCSI bus or device hang
> The aic7xxx driver doesn't like the recent SCSI changes. Try backing
> them out[1].
> --cw
> [1] And let me know if that works for you. It seems to for me except
> 30s later I get hit by kernel BUG at page_alloc.c:97 messages!

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