multiple-devices failure with 2.0.8

Dale Scheetz (
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 09:15:38 -0400 (EDT)

I run Linux on a p-75 with 16 meg of memory, a PCI mother board with dual
IDE controlers, an Adaptec 1542 SCSI controler driving a Philips CDR. I
have not had this problem since 1.3.37.
Here's what happens:

With no multiple device support the system hangs early in the morning when
the cron job runs that searches the disks. The result is the disk activity
light is locked on (no disk activity is heard) and the machine is totally
locked. No VC switching, no keyboard response, nothing. The only way to
get the machine to reboot is to power down. When I had this problem with
1.3.37 it turned out that it couldn't handle the second controler properly
and fragged the disk on the second controler.

I rebuilt the kernel with multiple device support enabled and the problem
only got worse. The system hung after only a few disk accesses.

This doesn't happen in 2.0.7 at all.

Any ideas?


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