kernel panic with 2.5.67-ac1

From: Christian Staudenmayer (
Date: Fri Apr 18 2003 - 12:18:06 EST


i recently compiled 2.5.67-ac1 on my machine which uses the
aic7xxx driver for an old adaptec 2940 scsi controller.
When booting, the kernel panics after loading the scsi driver
with the following message:

Process swapper (pid: 1, threadinfo=dbf8e000 task=dbf8c040)
Stack: c15259a8 c15259a8 00000001 00000002 dbf8fe48 c022cd1a c15259a8 000000ff
       dbf8fe3c dbf8fe40
Call Trace:
 [<c022cd1a>] ide_xlate_1024+0x106/0x18c
 [<c01654aa>] handle_ide_mess+0x14e/0x1e8
 [<c016557f>] msdos_partition+0x3b/0x3ec
 [<c01171fa>] release_console_sem+0x32/0x94
 [<c0117165>] printk+0xfd/0x114
 [<c016491d>] check_partition+0xa1/0xec
 [<c0164c13>] register_disk+0xa7/0x144
 [<c0164c28>] register_disk+0xbc/0x144
 [<c0218301>] add_disk+0x35/0x44
 [<c021829c>] exact_match+0x0/0xc
 [<c02182a8>] exact_lock+0x0/0x24
 [<c0273589>] sd_attach+0x1d/0x244
 [<c023d9c0>] scsi_register_device+0xb8/0xe4
 [<c010502c>] init+0x0/0x144
 [<c0105049>] init+0x1d/0x144
 [<c010502c>] init+0x0/0x144
 [<c01079c1>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xc

Code: 8b 40 38 be 93 74 31 c0 ff d0 89 c1 c7 03 3f 00 00 00 85 ff
 <0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

Note: this does not happen with 2.4.20, 2.4.21-pre7, 2.4.21-pre7-ac1 or 2.5.67-bk8
It does, however happen with 2.5.67-ac2, but the error message is some lines longer
and some of the addresses have changed.

I'd be really grateful for any insight on this problem.

Greetings, Chris

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