Kernel 2.2.11 SCSI 7890 Controller trouble

Kernel 2.2.11 SCSI 7890 Controller trouble

Post by Rainer Krien » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00


lately I tested 2.2.11 on my machine. 2.2.10 runs without problems on this
computer. However in 2.2.11 the scsi support for the ADAPTEC Controller AIC7xxxx
seems tohave changed. I have a Adaptex 7890 controller and the kernel does not
run with it any longer. When booting the scsi controller ist found and the
correct number of devices (a harddisk and a cdrom) are found but then it reports
only timeouts for the disk when it tries to continue the bootprocess. The
messages are similar (sinve the machine does not boot I cannot provide the exact

(scsi0) <Adaptec AIC-7890/1 Ultra2 SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 12/0
(scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 32/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 374 instructions downloaded
scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.15/3.2.4
       <Adaptec AIC-7890/1 Ultra2 SCSI host adapter>
scsi : 1 host.
(scsi0:0:0:0) Synchronous at 80.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 15.
  Vendor: IBM       Model: DDRS-39130D       Rev: DC1B
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
(scsi0:0:6:0) Synchronous at 5.7 Mbyte/sec, offset 16.
  Vendor: TOSHIBA   Model: CD-ROM XM-6401TA  Rev: 1009
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02

Aborting Command due to timeout (more parameters refering to disk device) ....
Aborting Command due to timeout ....
Aborting Command due to timeout ....
Aborting Command due to timeout ....

Thats all. Nothing more happens. Rebooting with 2.2.10 eberything works just fine.

Any idea?
Rainer Krienke

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1. Problems compiling 2.2.11 kernel (kernel upgrade fro 2.0.36)


I followed the instructions given to me some people (on the newsgroups)
and from redhat's kernel upgrade webpage. The compilation stoppped and I
get the following error message,

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.11/arch/i386/boot'
gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -E -D__BIG_KERNEL__
-traditional -DSVGA_MODE=NORMAL_VGA  boots\
ect.S -o bbootsect.s
as86 -0 -a -o bbootsect.o bbootsect.s
make[1]: as86: Command not found
make[1]: *** [bbootsect.o] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.11/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [bzImage] Error 2

I don't have 'as86' on my system (RedHat 5.2) but another assembler
'as'. I tried replacing 'as86' with 'as' in the Makefile but 'as' has no
'-O' option and if I remove '-O' I get more errors.

What should I do.


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