Re: Another must-fix: sbp2 and firewire hard disk crashes hard.

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 03:03:31 EST

On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 01:48, Torrey Hoffman wrote:
> This must be something about my particular hardware/software
> configuration or more people would be reporting it.
> I will try to nail down the problem, but as soon as the SBP2 driver in
> 2.5.(recent) sees my firewire drive, either during kernel boot or later
> if I turn on / plug in the drive, the system crashes and dumps a
> seemingly endless stack trace. It doesn't make it to the system log, so
> I don't have much more than that yet.
> Many more details available on request. And more information coming
> regardless.
> Unfortunately for me, 2.4 is extremely flaky for sbp2 as well. (sigh).
> Red Hat kernels oops a few seconds after the drive is plugged in, but
> the system keeps running so I have some decoded oops for those at
> least. I'll try to get one from a stock 2.4.recent...

>From experience, sbp2 with a recent ieee1394 linux_2_4 SVN branch
snapshot works quite well. I updated the one in my tree about
3 weeks ago and have been successfull playing with an iPod, burning
CDs, etc...


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