RH 7.1 Kernel doesn't like BL-905 SCSI card/drive anymore

RH 7.1 Kernel doesn't like BL-905 SCSI card/drive anymore

Post by Reza Nai » Mon, 21 May 2001 12:17:53

After many extensive hours of debugging, this is what I've found out..

Under a vanilla RedHat 6.2 I have no problems at all.  
However, when I try to boot up and install RH 7.1, it
dies.  I've been able to reproduce it by waititng 'till
it finds and loads the device diver -- which works find.
It also recognizes the drive and the partitions on the

So I can get to the prompt before it runs it's install code so
I can do some testing.

I tried to see what fdisk displayed, so I did a

Quote:>mknod /dev/sda
>fdisk /dev/sda

and it was a mess.  It looked as if it thought the
drive was a DOS drive with 8 partitions, only displaying
a C: and E: partition, borth having a start unit of 1  and
an end unit of 553.  It's a mess..

it gets uglier when I try to mount any partition from there..  
It starts spitting this out in the various logs :

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 0 scsi 0 channel 0 id 5 lun 0 0x28
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
scisi0: aborting CCB #34 to Target 5
SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
scsi0: Sending Bus Device Reset CCB #35 to Target 5
SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 0) timed out - tryin gharder
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0
scsi0: Resetting BusLogic BT-950 due to TArget 5
scsi0: *** BusLogic BT-540 Initialized Successfully ***

(this was typed in as I am writing this post on a different system)

It then starts spewing out the following lines over and
over again and  and never returns or does anything productive :

<4> scsi0: *** BusLogic BT-950 Initialized Successfully ***
<4> SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
<4> SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.
<4> scsi0: Resetting BusLogic BT-950 due to Target 5

They are both running the latest and same version of the
driver for the card in question (2.1.15)

Does anyone have any suggestions or hints on what the
problem could be?  I'm inches away from sticking an IDE
drive in there instead, but I'de rather not.  

Also, the drive attached is a Segate st34520W on id 5.  
It still boots up fine and works great, but it's the
install of RH 7.1 that makes it very unhappy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Also, please CC:
me as I don't check the newsgroups very often.

Thanks in adavance,


1. Red Hat 7.1's standard vim doesn't include cmdline_hist feature anymore

OS: red hat 7.1
Application: vi
Problem: uparrow no longer gets the last command in command mode as in previous red hats
Cause: red hat 7.1 includes a more minimal version of vim than previous red hats did
  rpm -i vim-enhanced* (from disk 2),
  and either use 'vim', or
    cd /usr/bin; ln -s vim vi
    put /usr/bin in path before /bin
Unpleasant side effects: vim-enhanced has syntax highlighting, which is strange
if you didn't expect it.

IMHO this is a bug; Red Hat should turn the cmdline-hist feature back on
in vim-minimal.

- Dan

p.s. Here are details of the problem configuration.



Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)
Kernel 2.4.2-2smp on a 2-processor i686


VIM - Vi IMproved 6.0z ALPHA (2001 Mar 24, compiled Apr  2 2001 09:24:50)

Tiny version without GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):
-autocmd -balloon_eval -browse +builtin_terms -byte_offset -cindent
-cmdline_compl -cmdline_hist -cmdline_info -comments -cryptv -cscope -dialog
-digraphs -ebcdic -emacs_tags -eval -ex_extra -extra_search -farsi
-file_in_path -osfiletype -find_in_path -folding -footer +fork() -gettext
-hangul_input -insert_expand -jumplist -keymap -langmap -libcall -linebreak
-lispindent -listcmds -localmap -keymap -menu -mksession -modify_fname -mouse
-mouse_dec -mouse_gpm -mouse_jsbterm -mouse_netterm -mouse_xterm -multi_byte
-multi_lang -path_extra -perl -python -quickfix -rightleft -ruby -scrollbind
-signs -smartindent -sniff -statusline -sun_workshop -syntax -tag_binary
-tag_old_static -tag_any_white -tcl +terminfo -termresponse -textobjects -title
-toolbar -user_commands -vertsplit -virtualedit -visual -viminfo +wildignore
-wildmenu -windows +writebackup -X11 -xfontset -xim -xterm_clipboard
   system vimrc file: "/usr/share/vim/vim60z/macros/vimrc"
     user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
      user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
  fall-back for $VIM: "/usr/share/vim"
Compilation: gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H     -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -Wall

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