Re: old ISA DMA bug in 2.6.12?

From: Robert Hancock
Date: Tue Apr 24 2007 - 19:48:00 EST

Bob Tracy wrote:
I was enjoying yet another session of beating my head against the wall
trying to do useful things with old hardware :-), and managed to cause a
kernel panic by simply trying to mount a cdrom in the context of a DSL-N

The SCSI host adapter is an Adaptec AHA-1542B, and when I try to mount a
cdrom, I manage to run afoul of the BAD_DMA() check in aha1542.c: the
buffer returned is not in the lower 16 MB of memory.

The same 2.6.12 kernel + hardware combination works fine as long as I
confine my I/O to the hard disk that's also attached to the AHA-1542B.

Looks like the aha1542 driver doesn't set the DMA mask, so the kernel will default to thinking it can do 32-bit DMA when it should be 24-bit.

Robert Hancock Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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