Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 PCMCIA

Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 PCMCIA

Post by Henry Cha » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Is there a driver for the Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 PCMCIA card?  If so, if
you could tell me where to look, that would be great.  Thanks.

I've looked at:


The latest version of the pcmcia distribution does not seem to support
the 1480.  It does, however, have support for the 1450 and 1460.

                                              -Henry Chang


Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 PCMCIA

Post by David Hin » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00

: Is there a driver for the Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 PCMCIA card?

No, there is not.

-- Dave Hinds


1. Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480 - booting locks up

My notebook stops during the boot process if I have the Adaptec SlimSCSI
1480 (APA-1480A) card bus card installed. This is what I am running:
- SuSE 6.2
- kernel 2.2.18pre21
- pcmcia 3.1.22

I started Linux with the option "aic7xxx=panic_on_abort,verbose:0x1ffff"
and got the following messages while booting - starting with the messages
from the pcmcia system:

cardmgr[57]: starting, version is 3.1.22
cardmgr[57]: watching 2 sockets
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x398-0x39f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cardmgr[57]: initializing socket 0
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
cardmgr[57]: socket 0: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
cardmgr[57]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
cardmgr[57]: executing: 'apa1480_cb'
cs: cb-config(bus32)
  fn 0 bar1: io 0x200-0x2ff
  fn 0 bar2: mem 0x60030000-0x60030fff
  fn 0 rom: mem 0x60020000-0x6002ffff
  irq 3
apa_1480_attach(device 20:00.0)
aic7xxx: <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> at PCI 32/0/0
aic7xxx: MMAPed I/O failed, reverting to Programmed I/O
(scsi0) <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> found at PCI 32/0/0
(scsi0) Narrow Channel SCSI ID=7, 3/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 422 instructions downloaded

Booting locked up at this position. However the system must have been
very busy from this point on because I could here the fan going on and off.
After waiting a long time (I had to write down everything I saw on the screen)
I simply ejected the card and got the following:

cs: cb-free(bus32)
(scsi0) BRKADRINT error(0xff)
        Illegal Host Access
        Illegal Sequencer Address referenced
        Illegal Opcode in sequencer program
        Sequencer Ram Pariry Error
        Data-Path Ram Parity Error
        Scratch Ram/SCB Array Ram Parity Error
        PCI Error detected
        CIOBUS Parity Error
(scsi0) SEQADDR=0x1ff
Kernel panic: aic7xxx: unrecoverable BRKADRINT
In interrupt handler - not syncing

What is going wrong here and how can I solve it? I have the impression
that the fault is in the aic7xxx module?


BTW do others also have the message "MMAPed I/O failed" with this card?

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