Getting Adaptec AH2940 to work with Linux 1.2.13

Getting Adaptec AH2940 to work with Linux 1.2.13

Post by Ted Serre » Sat, 09 Sep 1995 04:00:00



I need some help in getting this card to work with 1.2 kernel.  I cannot use
1.3 kernels due to massive page faults.

Are there any patches or tricks to getting this to work.  The card is only
going to be used for external devices.  (tape drive).

Right now I have ah-274x compiled in but am looking for patches for 1.2 in
order to get this to work.

Ted Serreyn
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Getting Adaptec AH2940 to work with Linux 1.2.13

Post by Harvey Fishm » Sat, 09 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Quote:> I need some help in getting this card to work with 1.2 kernel.  I cannot use
> 1.3 kernels due to massive page faults.

> Are there any patches or tricks to getting this to work.  The card is only
> going to be used for external devices.  (tape drive).

> Right now I have ah-274x compiled in but am looking for patches for 1.2 in
> order to get this to work.

I have no (particular) problems with my 2940 and Linux.  I am using the
Slackware distribution that came with the August version of the Linux
Developer's Resource from InfoMagic.  That included an alternate kernel
image called "ahacdrom" that supports the 2940 and the Phillips LMS-206
CDROM reader.  It is 1.2.11 as built.  There is also a diverging set of
kernel source called (I think) "aic7xxx" that supports the 2940.  But it
is 1.1.31 or something like that.  Still, the driver IS there if you know
how to meld it into a later distribution to build the kernel.  I do not
know how, myself.

Still, I find the Linux 2940 driver nowhere near as stable as the Adaptec
driver in OS/2.  I have hung the system numerous times with Linux, but
VERY rarely in OS/2 (only my scanner does that there).

Harvey

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Getting Adaptec AH2940 to work with Linux 1.2.13

Post by Bart Cast » Tue, 12 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Over there you will find patches :

 * Adaptec AHA-2940 (PCI) (AIC-7870)

/pub/systems/linux/aha274x/prerelease/
SCSI project persons
====================



I have tried it out : you have to read the kernel hackers on PATCHES!
I have tried it out : it is compiling but I got 1.3.>=4 before
completion : much better (faster!)

I even did the compilation on the machine with 2940 in it : thanks to
the bootdisks : for doing that : I found it in a Howto in Linux Bible
you have then to mount /dev/sdaX on the first line the boot kernel
gives you!!

Try to have a nice CLEAN, COMPLETE, RECENT installation!
Look for warnings while compiling and try to solve them (if possible)

CU
bart
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>I need some help in getting this card to work with 1.2 kernel.  I cannot use
>1.3 kernels due to massive page faults.
>Are there any patches or tricks to getting this to work.  The card is only
>going to be used for external devices.  (tape drive).
>Right now I have ah-274x compiled in but am looking for patches for 1.2 in
>order to get this to work.
>Ted Serreyn
>--
>| Ted Serreyn          | Linux    | Associate Computer Analyst - UUcom, Inc. |
>| Work: (703)824-1612  | AMS-6566 Laptop    | 4921 Seminary Road, Suite #107 |

>--
>| Ted Serreyn          | Linux    | Associate Computer Analyst - UUcom, Inc. |
>| Work: (703)824-1612  | AMS-6566 Laptop    | 4921 Seminary Road, Suite #107 |


 
 
 

Getting Adaptec AH2940 to work with Linux 1.2.13

Post by Bart Cast » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00


WRONG INFO IN PREVIOUS POST!!!
==============================
I will try to put this in all the threads that were polluted by my
wrong info!
2940 RECENT URL's ???
=====================
DO NOT RELY ON ANY OF FOLLOWING URL'S for looking for 2940 stuff :


/pub/systems/linux/aha274x/prerelease/
        not up to date for a year it appears

        in the past I have found my 2940 boot/root-disks there

OFFICIAL NOW (dixit Dean W. Gehnert)
====================================
ftp://ftp.ims.com/pub/Linux/aic7xxx

Not checked again until some months ago :
AHA2940 is supported from kernel 1.3.5(or4) on, you get it in :
==========================================================
ftp halcyon : lnx updates & doc

<URL:ftp://ftp.linux.locus.halcyon.com/linux/kernel/v1.3>

Sorry for this inconvenience!
CU
bart
=============================================================



>> I need some help in getting this card to work with 1.2 kernel.  I cannot use
>> 1.3 kernels due to massive page faults.

>> Are there any patches or tricks to getting this to work.  The card is only
>> going to be used for external devices.  (tape drive).

>> Right now I have ah-274x compiled in but am looking for patches for 1.2 in
>> order to get this to work.
>I have no (particular) problems with my 2940 and Linux.  I am using the
>Slackware distribution that came with the August version of the Linux
>Developer's Resource from InfoMagic.  That included an alternate kernel
>image called "ahacdrom" that supports the 2940 and the Phillips LMS-206
>CDROM reader.  It is 1.2.11 as built.  There is also a diverging set of
>kernel source called (I think) "aic7xxx" that supports the 2940.  But it
>is 1.1.31 or something like that.  Still, the driver IS there if you know
>how to meld it into a later distribution to build the kernel.  I do not
>know how, myself.
>Still, I find the Linux 2940 driver nowhere near as stable as the Adaptec
>driver in OS/2.  I have hung the system numerous times with Linux, but
>VERY rarely in OS/2 (only my scanner does that there).
>Harvey
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Hi,

I have some strange problems with the new kernel source tree...

after the installation of the new sysvinit-2.62 the linux-2.0.0 kernel
complains sh:/bin/bash cannot execute...
with 1.99.7 this works fine
and at least I'm totally unable to recompile the 1.2.13 source tree due
some strange asm errors in main occurring in asm/io.h referenced by
bugs.h  (also within the asm tree). Of course I checked the appropriate
links to for the linux source tree /usr/include/linux
                                                asm

Please help....
 Michael

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