Re: SCSI selection issue with aic7xxx_old driver
Kevin K <k_krieser <at> sbcglobal.net>
2006-04-01 01:36:44 GMT
On Mar 31, 2006, at 4:59 AM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 11:51 -0600, Kevin K wrote:
>> I'm in the process up converting from RHEL 2.1 to RHEL 4, and have
>> encountered an issue with the aic7xxx_old driver (5.2.6, as provided
>> with the RH 2.4.9-34 kernel, and with 126.96.36.199 kernel).
>> The SCSI card is an Adaptec 2940U card.
>> Namely, an old SCSI device isn't being seen very often. Maybe 1 in
>> 10 times loading the module. Under the 2.4.18 kernel, it was always
>> seen using this driver except in the case of hardware/cabling issues.
>> With the same hardware and OS, but using the new driver (aic7xxx),
>> the hardware is consistently seen.
> well... sounds you have a solution right there... ;)
> the _old driver isn't really actively maintained anymore since... a
> time. At least the "new" one has been getting maintenance
Unfortunately, the main reason we've stayed with the old driver was
that an application we inherited didn't work properly at a low level
with the "new" driver, even on versions of the Linux Kernel, such as
2.4.18, that the application worked with the "old" driver.
Now, with attempting to port it to a more modern Linux kernel and
distribution, we appear to have a choice of finally getting it to