Re: Adaptec 2100S and 2.4.7-pre8(and 2.4.6-ac5) i2o driver

From: Dwayne C. Litzenberger (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 16:07:19 EST

On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 01:23:40PM +0200, Ole Gjerde wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to get this Adaptec 2100S RAID card to work. It works fine
> with the adaptec patch(the dpt_i2o driver), but I would really like to get
> it to work with the stock i2o driver. According to the messages I've seen
> so far this should work without any problems.
> However, when the kernel boots, it scans the bus, finds the card and starts
> the initializing and then it oopses.

Are you using i2o_block or i2o_scsi? i2o_scsi is broken, but some people
have gotten i2o_block to work.

Unfortunately, I'm also having problems with this card on a RAID1 array.
Basically, the install works fine, then if I run dselect update on Debian,
it'll get to Reading Package Lists...1%, then the drive freezes for several
seconds. I get the following message, and the controller starts beeping
(because the array is "degraded"), and the OS continues to work normally
(albeit the ear-pearcing beeping).

/dev/i2o/hda error: Failure communicating to device.
end_request: I/O error, dev 50:09 (i2o block), sector 4416

Alan, if you're following this, do you have any ideas?

Dwayne C. Litzenberger -

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