kernel 2.1.6 (or hell, 2.1.x boot problems)

Andy Wang (
Tue, 29 Oct 96 15:17:41 -0600

okay, well, giving 2.1.6 a try, and it compiles,
not all the modules do though, i'm trying to compile the cm206 driver
as a module, and so it dies when trying to compile cdrom.o
here's the error message

make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.1/drivers/cdrom'
gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.1/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fom
it-frame-pointer -fno-strength-reduce -pipe -m486 -DCPU=486 -DMODULE -DMODVERSIO
NS -include /usr/src/linux-2.1/include/linux/modversions.h -c -o cdrom.o cdrom.
cdrom.c: In function `register_cdrom':
cdrom.c:67: warning: initialization discards `const' from pointer target type
cdrom.c: In function `cdrom_ioctl':
cdrom.c:309: warning: implicit declaration of function `verify_area'
cdrom.c:309: `VERIFY_READ' undeclared (first use this function)
cdrom.c:309: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
cdrom.c:309: for each function it appears in.)
cdrom.c:309: warning: implicit declaration of function `copy_from_user'
cdrom.c:315: `VERIFY_WRITE' undeclared (first use this function)
cdrom.c:315: warning: implicit declaration of function `copy_to_user'
make[2]: *** [cdrom.o] Error 1

also, ever since 2.1.0 i have been unable to boot using the 2.1.x kernels.

the problem comes down to my scsi adapter.
it's a DTC3290 scsi adapter which uses the adaptec 1542 driver.
during the boot up process it mounts the root partition /dev/sda1 fine
but gets as far as filesystem checks when it aborts due to timeouts
then it just keeps on trying to send resets, but gets continual timeouts
is anybody else experiencing problems like this?


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