sym53c8xx driver

From: Boszormenyi Zoltan (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 00:13:26 EST


When will the version 1.7.1 of the sym53c8xx driver be included
in the kernel? The current version (1.6b or so in 2.4.0testX kernels)
likes to fill /var/log/messages (and the console) with lines like this:

sym53c875J-0-<2,0>: sync msgout: 1-3-1-c-10.
sym53c875J-0-<2,0>: sync msg in: 1-3-1-c-8.
sym53c875J-0-<2,0>: sync: per=12 scntl3=0x90 scntl4=0x0 ofs=8 fak=0 chg=0.


sym53c875J-0-<3,0>: sync msgout: 1-3-1-c-10.
sym53c875J-0-<3,0>: sync msg in: 1-3-1-19-f.
sym53c875J-0-<3,0>: sync: per=25 scntl3=0x30 scntl4=0x0 ofs=15 fak=0

even when there was no CD in the drives. These messages started after
boot when kudzu (the RedHat hardware discovery tool) loaded the sym53c8xx
module and they came at a so very fast rate that the logging made the
machine very slow.

I tried 2.4.0test6-pre1 (+ the one liner kmod fix) with sym53c8xx-1.7.1
and the messages disappeared.

Zoltan Boszormenyi <>

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