RE: [PATCH] Re: aic7xxx-5.0.1

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 00:24:19 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Doug Ledford wrote:

> >It is not compatible with recent Linux 2.1.x kernels...
> Well, I didn't expect it to be really :) At least in my original
> announcement about 5.0.0 I did remember to point out it was against 2.0.33
> and not likely to work in 2.1.x :)

It works in 2.1.x with only minor changes - I've been running a kernel
with an adapted 5.0.1 (
/pub/linux/aic7xxx-5.0.1-linux21.tar.gz) for five hours now, and it works
You'll need to find a way to patch pci.c and printk.c only if the kernel
is 2.0.x, though...

> So, it may still require some changes to fundamental design
> issues when considering 2.1.x (including my plans for using the spin locks
> instead of cli()/sti() stuff like it does in 2.0.x) But, for my part
> anyway, that's still future speak :)

I, for my part, will try to keep running it under 2.1.x. ;)


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