> I am able to compile and boot a UP kernel, but I continuously
> get these messages on screen during boot and later in the
> system logs
> [kernel] sd 0:0:0:0: M_REJECT to send for : 1-2-3-1.
> seems to come from the SCSI SYM53C8XX_2 driver which handles the
> Symbios 53c810 controller chip. I am using these settings in
> the kernel config
> # CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_IOMAPPED is not set
> (I tried using IOMAPPED and different DMA modes and number of TAGs
> also, but the message still shows up)
> in 2.4.30, the driver version is sym-2.1.17a and it works fine
> (without any of these REJECT messages), while 188.8.131.52, the
> driver version is 2.2.x I believe.
> does anyone on the list know of an issue which could cause this ?
> is the REJECT message a cause for concern ? (system seem to work
> fine as before)
Ferdy and me are also suffering a similar problem using 53c810
controller on AS2100. On our alpha, if you try to boot the installcd
using a 2.6 kernel you will see a lovely kernel dump.
2.6 kernel 53c810 driver seems to be completely broken for us, and
indeed, 2.4 driver works just fine.
After some investigations, i found (on red-hat alpha mailing list) they
patched 2.6 53c810 in some way for the next release of AlphaCore 2.0.
After unpacked the patches from red-hat kernel, I saw a lovely
linux-2.6.12-ncr810-alpha.patch which could be what we are looking
for. If you can give it a try and report the feedback would be c00l.
I'm installing a testing machine to work on this problem but still don't
have time to check if it works.
> also, I have udev, though I have not disabled/removed devfs since
> I was not sure if 2.6 is ready for this HW yet
I think the problem comes from the kernel driver, udev/devfs have
nothing to do with this (imho).
> BTW, SMP kernel does not boot. the system goes into a kernel panic
> along with machine check and invalid FP emulation instruction etc.
> Can 2.6 SMP work on gentoo alpha ? (or only on the newer models ?)
2.6 SMP kernels are still broken on alpha. I think there are some people
mainly from red-hat trying to fix this at the moment. May be kloeri or
agriffis can tell us a bit more about this issue.
> I also see that gcc-3.4.4-r1 is marked stable. can that be used for
> kernel, glibc, etc. or its only for specific packages ? (I see that
> its slotted)
A stable gcc should be ready to compile everything!! you can use
3.4.4-r1 to compile all your system.
> thanks for any comments, pointers or experiences that you could share
> thanks, Mathew
Always welcome, np
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