AIC 7870 driver in 2.0.30

Sachin Garg (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 19:31:00 +0530 (IST)

Hi all,

Please refer to my earlier posting where I had asked for drivers for the
AIC 7870. Thanks a lot for your replies. Now, I have another problem
regarding the same:

I downloaded a slackware bootdisk called scsi.s for kernel 2.0.29. It is a
large file: 793600 bytes since it has got all the scsi drivers compiled
in. It doesn't have any n/w drivers. If I use the kernel of this boot disk
which is some 690k approx., and try to install it using LILO, LILO
complains saying it is too large.

Now, I have another working system with a 2.0.30 kernel and sources
everything but IDE. I thought that I would compile a SCSI and N?W kernel
on this machine and install it on the target. Got the kernel but during
booting with this new 2.0.30 kernel, i get a message saying:

AIC7xxx: Downloading sequencer code...done.
AIC7xxx: Resetting the SCSI bus...done.
scsi1: scsi bus busy, waiting upto five seconds.
scsi1: bus busy, attempting abort

and the system hangs.

I *don't* get this problem with the Slackware Boot Disk. Now what might be
the problem? Is the driver at fault? I had got a 2.0.29 kernel and a patch
to 2.0.30.



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