Re: 2.1.82-87: Hanging in __wait_on_page (was: Re: Hang in wait_on_inode with SMP 2.1.87) and SMP+IO

Rik van Riel (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:11:17 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Steve Hsieh wrote:

> It seems that the common thread among all of us is that we have the
> aic7xxx SCSI controller? And it seems that using the 5.0.5 (5.0.7?)
> aic7xxx driver will avoid this problem.

I've also seen it with 2.1.76 - .84 on an Advansys ABP940U
SCSI controller with a drive with a small firmware bug.
Disabling the read cache on the drive solved all my problems.

Maybe something similarly subtle is needed for the aic7xxx
line of controllers?

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