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Sad Problem w/aha152x_cs: "soft interrupt lost"(kernel 2.2.13 only!)

Date: 1999, Dec 06
From: Serge Winitzki winitzki

Hi,

I'm having a problem starting my Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460. It used to work fine with 2.0.34 and 2.0.36 kernels, pcmcia-3.0.x but I can't make it work with my new 2.2.13 kernel and pcmcia-3.x.x at all.

Here are messages from successful boot (2.0.36):
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.5
  kernel build: 2.0.36 unknown
  options: [pci] [cardbus]
Intel PCIC probe:
  Cirrus PD6729 PCI at port 0x3000 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 status change on irq 11
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1068-0x106f 0x1220-0x1227 0x1340
-0x1347 0x1388-0x138f 0x13f0-0x13f7 0x1468-0x146f 0x17f0-0x17f7
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x227 0x340-0x347 0x388-0x38
f 0x408-0x40f 0x468-0x46f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x140, IRQ=4, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, pa
rity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.18 $
scsi : 1 host.

---
Now, if I boot 2.2.13 on the same root partition with pcmcia 3.1.5, I get the following errors:

Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.5
  kernel build: 2.2.13 #9 Mon Dec 6 01:19:38 EST 1999
  options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel PCIC probe:
  Cirrus PD6729 PCI-to-PCMCIA at bus 0 slot 24, port 0x3000, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1068-0x106f 0x1220-0x1227 0x1340
-0x1347 0x1388-0x138f 0x13f0-0x13ff 0x1468-0x146f 0x17f0-0x17ff
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x227 0x340-0x347 0x388-0x38
f 0x408-0x40f 0x468-0x46f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
aha152x: processing commandline:
aha152x: PCMCIA setup
aha152x: invalid line (controller=1)
ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x1740, IRQ=3, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, lost.
aha152x: IRQ 3 possibly wrong. Please verify.
aha152x_cs: no SCSI devices found
scsi : 0 hosts.

---
I have both irq 3 and 4 available (I disabled both serial ports). irq 9 and 10 are used by the sound card on my laptop (no-name pentium 150). What bothers me is that I don't seem to be able to make it work after I upgraded the kernel.
First, I can't find the "invalid line controller=1" anywhere in my options. And it's odd that this error appears with pcmcia 3.1.5 but not with pcmcia 3.0.x when booting with the same (I use all defaults) pcmcia options.
Second, I tried disabling various interrupts and putting irq_list=9,10,11 into the options, but the result is the same ("lost software interrupt").
Third, notice that there is now a different "PORTBASE" address (0x1740 instead of 0x140) detected.

Finally I tried compiling pcmcia-3.0.14 with linux 2.2.13 and here's what I get:

Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.14
  kernel build: 2.2.13 #10 Mon Dec 6 01:33:03 EST 1999
  options: [pci] [apm]
Intel PCIC probe:
  Cirrus PD6729 PCI-to-PCMCIA at bus 0 slot 24, port 0x3000, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [1/5/0] [1/20/0]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1068-0x106f 0x1220-0x122f 0x1330
-0x1337 0x1340-0x1347 0x1388-0x138f 0x13f0-0x13f7 0x1468-0x146f 0x1530-0x1537
 0x17f0-0x17f7
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x340-0x347 0x388-0x38f 0x408-0x40f 0x468-0x46f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x140, IRQ=5, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, lost.
aha152x: IRQ 5 possibly wrong. Please verify.
aha152x_cs: no SCSI devices found
scsi : 0 hosts.

---

So the "commandline" is ok now; I put "irq_list=5,11" and also tried just "11" but the result is the same.
Notice that the "PORTBASE" is back to 0x140.

I'll appreciate any help.

Regards,
Serge

1. None Too many things changing at once... by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 07
(_ Ok thank you, it works now by Serge Winitzki, 1999, Dec 07

Question Bus Toaster Freezes my box.

Date: 1999, Dec 08
From: Francisco Escarpa PacoEscarpa

I'm using SuSE Linux with 2.2.13 kernel, and pcmcia_cs 3.1.4.

As soon I insert the card in the running system, it reboots when the driver begins to run; If I insert the card and then boot the machine, it ( usualy ) works, and recognize the host, - I give a serie of messages about fast PIO error, and the devices ( Minolta scanner and Iomega Zip drive ) are not recognized.

I use the following /etc/rc.d/pcmcia options:

    ...
    # Should be either i82365 or tcic
    PCIC=i82365
    # Put socket driver timing parameters here
    PCIC_OPTS="poll_interval=100"
    # Put pcmcia_core options here
    CORE_OPTS="pc_debug=4"
    # Put cardmgr options here
    CARDMGR_OPTS=
    ...

and /etc/pcmcia/config device "sym53c500_cs" class"scsi"module"scsi/scsi_mod","scsi/sd_mod","scsi/sg","sym53c500_cs"

If somebody is using this card and / or scanner, I will be very pleased to receive ideas, comments, ...

Thanks in advance,

Paco.

1. None More information would be helpful by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 13
(_ None More information ... by Francisco Escarpa, 1999, Dec 14
(_ None These are not the messages you're looking for by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 15
(_ More A couple more messages :-). by Francisco Escarpa, 1999, Dec 20

Question Apa1480 cardbus + Fujitsu M2513A MO drive problem

Date: 1999, Dec 12
From: Hin-Tak

MO drive doesn't want to mount disk when connected to
laptop via Apa1480 (formatted by a pentium desktop with AHA2940 card, same drive). Time out and then complains of too many filesystem mounted, wrong fstype etc.

Kernel message: (scsi:0:4:0) Parity error during Data-In phase

pcmcia package on laptop(Sony Viao F350): 3.0.14 as
shipped with Slackware 7; kernel 2.2.13 recompiled with
gcc 2.95.2. The Apa1480 card on the laptop works perfectly 
with an OEM Teac CD-R55S (cd recorder) with Schilly's cdrecord. Scsi core and the 4 drivers are all compiled into the kernel. I also have a cardbus 3com ethernet card which works happily. I don't usually use both simultaneously, so probably irrelevant.

Desktop has kernel 2.2.10 compiled with egcs 1.1.2 before the upgrade to slackware 7. 

Separately, Pcmcia APA1480 SCSI card works (laptop + cd writer) and the Fujitsu M2513A MO drive works (desktop + AHA2940). But put together, they don't. 

Is this the problem mentioned in the "KNOWN BUGS" of pcmcia 3.1.15 about the apa1480_cs being a bit quirky about exotic scsi hardware? Would upgrading to 3.1.16 help?

Except for the "Parity error during Data-In phase" message, 
syslog shows the usual thing: card detected, drive detected, etc. 
1. None Maybe a kernel version issue by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 13

Question bus toaster problem with aha152x

Date: 1999, Dec 14
From: Ted Herman <herman@cs.uiowa.edu>

Hi,

I have a bus toaster SCSI adaptor that works fine on an older (circa 1994) laptop, using the old toaster_cs module for its support. Now I am trying a new laptop, the Casio Fiva, and using Slackware 4 for the software. The bus toaster card doesn't work in this situation. I am wondering from the following messages whether the problem is software or could it be that the Fiva uses nonstandard hardware? The Fiva does properly work with my New Media Ethernet pcmcia card, so I know that at least one pcmcia module works OK.

-- Ted.

Log follows.

Linux version 2.2.6 (root@zap) (gcc version 2.7.2.3) #52 Tue Apr 27 17:00:17 CDT 1999
...
... (first try)
...
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.9
  kernel build: 2.2.6 #20 Sat Apr 17 23:17:12 CDT 1999
  options:  [pci] [cardbus]
Intel PCIC probe:
  Ricoh RL5C475 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 1, mem 0x68000000, 1 socket
    host opts [0]: [isa irq] [io 3/6/1] [mem 3/6/1] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,12,15 polling interval = 1000 ms
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f 0x398-0x39f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x100, IRQ=3, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
scsi : 1 host.
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 1, scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
SCSI device not inactive - rq_status=65535, target=1, pid=1, state=4099, owner=258.
Device busy??? <---- I took out the card
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 1, scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 2, scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 2, scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 3, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 3, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 4, scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 4, scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 5, scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 5, scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 6, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 6, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
aha152x_cs: no SCSI devices found
...
... second try
...
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x100, IRQ=5, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, lost.
aha152x: IRQ 5 possibly wrong.  Please verify.
aha152x_cs: no SCSI devices found
scsi : 0 hosts.
...
... third try
...
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x100, IRQ=3, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
scsi : 1 host.
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 7, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 7, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 8, scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 8, scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 9, scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 9, scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 10, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 10, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 11, scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 11, scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 12, scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 12, scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 13, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 13, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00
aha152x_cs: no SCSI devices found
scsi : 0 hosts.

1. None Maybe an interrupt conflict? by David Hinds, 1999, Dec 14
2. Warning Verify the kind of Bus Toaster card by Francisco Escarpa, 2000, Jan 06

Question Problem with configure HP 820 Rewriter

Date: 2000, Jan 07
From: Antonio Trujillo Carmona trujo

Recetly I buy a rewriter HP M820 in order to use with my TI notebok, it is a scsi rewriter of CD with a cardbus to scsi card.

Ican use this writer in a desktop box (of course with Linux) but I cant use it in the notebok. I ask to HP and they say me that what I was ask is reserver information ;-)

I insert the pcmcia card and and obtain:
 unsoporter card
 "KME    ",  "SCSI-card", "1"
so I look at /etc/pcmcia/config and I can see some "KME " (only with 1 space)
and all use qlogic controler.
then I add one item with "KME    "  ...
restart psmcia and load in memory qlogicisp module with insmod
after that Iinsert the card and obtain that

Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost cardmgr[630]: initializing socket 1
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost cardmgr[630]: socket 1: HP
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost cardmgr[630]: module /lib/modules/2.2.12-4/pcmcia/qlogicisp.o not available
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: qlogic_cs: GetFirstTuple: No more items
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: scsi : 0 hosts.
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: current->tss.cr3 = 01d23000, %cr3 = 01d23000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: *pde = 00000000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Oops: 0000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: CPU:    0
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: EIP:    0010:[rw_intr+1009/1812]
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: EFLAGS: 00010246
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: eax: 00000000   ebx: 00000000   ecx: 8304d8a0   edx: 00000000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: esi: 00000000   edi: 00000000   ebp: 81d15900   esp: 81d158cc
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: ds: 0018   es: 0018   ss: 0018
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Process cardmgr (pid: 630, process nr: 16, stackpage=81d15000)
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Stack: 81d15b08 81d15900 0000001d 8302ef20 8303668c 830363f2 801b88ba 8304d8a0
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel:        8304c60e 00000001 8304d8a0 0000000f 820826c0 81d15b28 8304c5da 8139b200
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel:        8304c6c0 8139b200 82082718 00d15ac8 81d15960 8302f7f4 8212c800 00000000
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Call Trace: [<8302ef20>] [<8303668c>] [<830363f2>] [rw_intr+1646/1812] [<8304d8a0>] [<830
4c60e>] [<8304d8a0>] Jan 2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: [<8304c5da>] [<8304c6c0>] [<8302f7f4>] [<8302fc2d>] [<8302fc55>] [<830312cd>] [ste xt_lock+1990/5528] [inflate_codes+994/1128] Jan 2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: [vesa_powerdown_screen+5/24] [<8304c74b>] [<8304c6c0>] [<8302d81f>] [sys_rt_sigtim edwait+263/892] [stext_lock+4631/5528] [remap_area_pages+310/588] [<83036a7e>] Jan 2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: [sys_sched_getparam+62/276] [<8302ec3a>] [<8304c160>] [<8304d920>] [<8304c6c0>] [< 8302edf9>] [<830473bd>] [<83047bda>] Jan 2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: [stext_lock+1990/5528] [inflate_codes+994/1128] [do_blank_screen+12/328] [inflate_ dynamic+588/1476] [inflate_dynamic+605/1476] [clear_buffer_attributes+68/124] [inflate_block+223/240] [__kstrtab_mtrr_del+1 2/44] Jan 2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: [proc_dointvec_minmax+408/712] [proc_dointvec_jiffies+24/36] [stext_lock+4631/5528 ] [<83048639>] [kmem_cache_grow+373/876] [do_acct_process+494/664] [sys_capset+73/548] [do_pipe+153/352]
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel:        [show_regs+44/168]
Jan  2 22:18:29 localhost kernel: Code: 66 8b 16 81 fa 3d 01 00 00 7f 24 52 a1 20 40 26 80 50 e8 88

Can some one help me?

thank

1. None You can't use the qlogic_cs driver with a CardBus device by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 07
1. More More info... by Dylan Thurston, 2000, Feb 02
2. Question Cannot install SCSI card supplied with HP m820e by Stefan Sitter, 2000, Jan 31
1. Question Addition by Stefan Sitter, 2000, Jan 31
2. None Not a supported card by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 31
3. Idea It is "supported" by Fortunato Navarro, 2000, Feb 05
1. More Untitled by Stefan Sitter, 2000, Feb 07
2. None More about M820 by Antonio Trujillo Carmona, 2000, Feb 11
4. Question What PCMCIA SCSI card works with M820E? by christopher snow, 2000, Jun 13
1. None SCSI card that works with HP M820e by christopher snow, 2000, Aug 01
... 2 Message(s)
3. Warning Untitled by Yannis Skipper, 2000, Aug 15

Question Help w/ programming EigerLabs SCSI (fuji600) card?

Date: 2000, Jan 19
From: Josko Plazonic jplazo

Hi,

I was successful w/ reverse engineering eigerlabs scsi fuji600 based scsi card - i.e. I have a working(!) windows scsi miniport driver source. Unfortunately I don't own a laptop any more (and I am about to sell the card as well) nor do I know nearly enough about scsi drivers in linux to finish the job (and most importantly - I don't have that much free time anymore...).

Anyone outthere who wants to try? Any suggestions David?

Thanks,

JP

Question Critical bug ? (pcmcia-cs SCSI apa1460A)

Date: 2000, Jan 22
From: Maya Tamiya maya

Hi,

I'm having trouble trying to use SCSI hard disk drive with a PCMCIA
card, and it seems to be a PCMCIA problem to me.

- On using pcmcia-cs SCSI (APA-1460A), the filesystem corrupts.

- I did all the tests on both linux 2.0.36 and 2.0.38, and the results 
  were the same.
  The tests were done on pcmcia-cs-3.0.[5-9], 3.0.{13,14}, 3.1.{7,8},
  and they succeeded (no error occured) only in the case of 3.0.5. 

- It seems that the error tends to occure when the load average gets
  high. 

- Symptoms

        * "e2fsck -f -v /dev/sda1" sometimes fails.

        * Even if the first e2fsck try is successful, it ends up
          failing if I repeat some more right after that.

        * If I terminate it with C-c instead of inputting <y> after
          failing and try again, then sometimes it does not fail.
          However, it ends up failing if I repeat some more. 

        * I didn't do any "mount" during the test, of course.

        * In the case of 3.0.5, I got no fail out of more than 100
          e2fsck's on exactly the same file system (without any
          fixing).

        * I've given it a total of more than 150 tests with 3 HDDs,
          and the only case it didn't fail was the case of 3.0.5. 

        * I believe there is no problem with quality and setting of my
          hardware, because it never failed at all in the case of
          3.0.5, in which I replaced only pcmcia-cs without touching
          anything but the keyboad.  Replacing it with other versions
          again and giving some more tries would get it a failure.

- Error messages      

     [dmesg]
     aha152x: more data than expected (2 bytes)
     aha152x: data ( 0  0 )
     (*** every time the same)

     [fsck]
     Inode 209163 has illegal block(s).  Clear<y>?
     or
     Deleted inode 245289 has zero dtime.  Fix<y>?
     etc.
     (the numbers (209163 and 245289) change every time.)

- PCMCIA log

Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.5
  kernel build: 2.0.38 #1 Tue Jan 18 08:16:13 JST 2000
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
Intel PCIC probe: 
  Cirrus PD6832 CardBus at mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34
]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [0/7/4] [3/17/4] [no pci irq] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37
]
    ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,11,12 status change on irq 11
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x2f8-0x2ff 0x398-0x39f 0
x3f8-0x3ff
cs: IO port probe 0x0a20-0x0a27: clean.
Swansea University Computer Society IPX 0.34 for NET3.035
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 1995 Caldera, Inc.
Appletalk 0.17 for Linux NET3.035
--- 8< --- 8< --- 8< --- (snip) --- 8< --- 8< --- 8< ---
cs: warning: no high memory space available!
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: excluding 0xdc000-0xdffff
cs: memory probe 0x0e0000-0x0effff: excluding 0xe0000-0xeffff
cs: memory probe 0x0c0000-0x0cffff: excluding 0xc0000-0xcbfff
eth0: 3Com 3c589, port 0x300, irq 3, Auto port, hw_addr 00:60:97:93:1A:AB
Swansea University Computer Society IPX 0.34 for NET3.035
IPX Portions Copyright (c) 1995 Caldera, Inc.
Appletalk 0.17 for Linux NET3.035
aha152x: processing commandline: ok
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
eth0: autodetected 10baseT
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x340, IRQ=5, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parit
y=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.18 $
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: MELCO     Model: DSC-UE8.3G        Rev: 1.05
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
  Vendor: MELCO     Model: DSC-UE8.3G        Rev: 1.05
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
  Vendor: MELCO     Model: DSC-UE8.3G        Rev: 1.04
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdc at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 16405632 [8010 MB] [8.0 GB]
 sda: sda1
SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 16405632 [8010 MB] [8.0 GB]
 sdb: sdb1
SCSI device sdc: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 16405632 [8010 MB] [8.0 GB]
 sdc: sdc1 sdc2

        * The line "cs: warning: no high memory space available!"
          disappears after I eject and insert the card.

        * 3.0.5 does not recognize insertion of the card, so I do
          "cardctl insert" after I insert the card.



Thank you very much!

--
Thank you, 
maya

1. None I think it has to do with the CardBus bridge setup by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 24
(_ Question Yes, thank you and with 3COM's CardBus NIC 3CCFE575CT? by Maya Tamiya, 2000, Jan 27
(_ None I'm afraid so by David Hinds, 2000, Jan 27

Question Backup Freezing Problems with APA-1480A & Sony DAT Tape Drive

Date: 2000, Jan 31
From: <jung_p@vptt.ch>

Hello,

I am experiencing systematic scsi transfer freezings after 4-8 min (400-800MB) of backing up with the configuration below. This happens as well when transfering data via tar as with the bought Arkeia backup software. Again, it happens as well with the APA-1480 as with the APA-1460 card.

With the APA-1480, it is at least possible to shut down the application. With the APA-1460, the whole Laptop freezes.

Dave Hinds suggested for the APA-1460 to disable disconnection / reconnection support (module "aha152x_cs" opts "reconnect=0"), which works great for the APA-1460A somebody gave me for testing. Now, since I have the same problem with my APA-1480A, I tried this setting on module "aha1480_cb" ..., but then, no SCSI device shows up anymore ! Without the latter setting on aha1480_cb, I can see and address all the connected SCSI devices but have the tape freezing problem. Any hint here ? Is the disconnection / reconnection managed differently ?

Btw. when I start the laptop with the APA-1480 adapter plugged in without any connected scsi device, the laptop freezes upon detecting the APA-1480 itself. However, booting with the adapter and at least one SCSI device connected, there is no problem. Could this be linked to the above problem ?

Generally, when connecting a SCSI disk instead of the tape drive however, there seems to be no problem, even when transferring large amounts of data. The cable is OK, the termination is the same. The tape drive works perfectly in this configuration under Windows NT4.0 (on the same laptop).

Would you have a hint at which settings/logs to look at ? Is it a problem to specifically connect a SCSI DAT tape drive to the APA-1480A ?

Thank you in advance, Best regards, Pierre.

My configuration: Hardware: IBM Thinkpad 600 / 128 MB RAM, Adaptec APA-1480B, Cardbus PCMCIA-SCSI adapter or Adaptec APA-1460A Slim SCSI adapter, Sony SDT-S9000 DAT DDS3 tape drive with active termination

Software: SuSE Linux 6.3, Kernel (new, compiled) 2.2.14, PCMCIA 3.19 (18.01.2000), tar Arkeia v4.2 backup SW

1. Idea load st-module by changing file /etc/pcmcia/config by Peter Sondhauss, 2000, Feb 15

Question SlimSCSI 1480A with pcmcia-3.1.6

Date: 2000, Feb 06
From: Alex Ma alexma7

Hi,
I have a Adaptec SlimSCSI 1480a and can not get it to work with Thinkpad i1460 properly.  

My configraion is,
	RedHat 6.1, kernel 2.2.12-20
	pcmcia 3.1.6
below is the messages from boot up,

pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
pcmcia:  modules
kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.6 
kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.12-20 #1 Mon Sep 27 10:40:35 EDT 1999 
kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
kernel:   O2Micro OZ6812 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 19, mem 0x68000000, 1 socket 
kernel:     host opts [0]: [a 24] [b 8d] [c 00] [d 83] [mhpg 18] [fifo 00] [e 2a] [no pci irq] [lat 32/176] [bus 32/34] 
kernel:     ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,7,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms 
pcmcia:  cardmgr.
rc: Starting pcmcia succeeded
cardmgr[376]: starting, version is 3.1.6
cardmgr[376]: watching 1 sockets
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean. 
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x3b8-0x3df 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 32): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075
cardmgr[376]: initializing socket 0
cardmgr[376]: socket 0: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
inet: inetd startup succeeded
cardmgr[376]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
cardmgr[376]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/pcmcia/apa1480_cb.o reset=1 ultra=1'
kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 32) 
kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x200-0x2ff 
kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60030000-0x60030fff 
kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60020000-0x6002ffff 
kernel: apa1480_attach(bus 32, function 0) 
kernel: (scsi0) <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> found at PCI 0/0 
kernel: (scsi0) Narrow Channel, SCSI ID=7, 3/255 SCBs 
kernel: (scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 413 instructions downloaded 
kernel: scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.20/3.2.4 
kernel:        <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> 
kernel: scsi : 1 host. 

That's it.  Non of the devices (Jaz, Zip and a hard drive) was detected after that.  Can anyone please help?
Thank you in advance.  -Alex
1. None My first suggestion is to upgrade to 3.1.10 by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 07
(_ Ok It is working, you're cool. by Alex Ma, 2000, Feb 08

News Success with Panasonic KXL-RW10A (aka HP 820)

Date: 2000, Mar 02
From: Bill Randle billr

Thanks to all the hints in this newsgroup regarding the HP 820 and the Workbit Ninja SCSI card, I was able to get my new Panasonic KXL-RW10A up and working this afternoon. This uses the same KME scsi card used by the HP 820. [In fact, I read somewhere that the HP is simply a rebadged Panasonic, but I don't know for sure.]

In any event, I used kernel 2.2.14, pcmcia-cs-3.1.11 and the Ninja driver package from http://www.netlab.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yokota/izumi/ninja.

I used the supplied config info from the Ninja package, changing the version line to:

	version "KME    ","SCSI-CARD-001","1"

Note that the four spaces after KME are very important, otherwise it won't get recognized. [The version line in Fortunato Navaro's posting about the HP 820 had only a single space.]

It does work only in 16-bit mode, so you must make sure the little slide switch on the PCMCIA card is set to "16bit".

Thanks to all here, and especially Dave, for a great package.

	-Bill Randle
	Tektronix, Inc.
	billr@exgate.tek.com

1. Question Which PC card controller chipset do you have? by Karl Oberjohn, 2000, Aug 04

Question ADA 1480 and other 32 bit card?

Date: 2000, Mar 21
From: Jim Dai dai

I have a toshiba Portege 7200 and 2GB Jaz drive. I tried SlimSCSI 1480 about year ago, giving it up after many tries. I have been using SlimSCSi 1460B since then, and are disturbed by slow speed the card gives.

I would like to move to a 32 bit card. ADA 1480 is the first one comes to my mind. I have seen successfull stories with this card. Is the lastest pcmcia support for this card reliable? (I have redhat 6.1 + pmccia 3.1.13.)

Of course, I do not limit myself to Ada 1480. Are there any other cards that give me fast access to jaz drive that have been working reliably?

Thanks

Please email response to dai@isye.gatech.edu

1. None The APA1480 is the only supported CardBus SCSI card by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 21
1. Sad SlimSCSI 1480A failed on Toshiba Portge 7020 by Jim Dai, 2000, Mar 25
2. Ok SlimSCSI 1480 works on Toshiba Portege 7020 by Jim Dai, 2000, Mar 26

Question Panasonic KXL-783A: Let's try this again...

Date: 2000, Mar 28
From: Mike Bilow mbilow

I am thinking of taking yet another stab at a driver for the Panasonic KXL-783A CD-ROM drive. I looked into this about a year ago and gave up any hope of getting reasonable documentation, but several months later a package arrived in the mail from QLogic. So, in theory, I have some documentation on hand.

Things seem to have progressed a great deal since I last looked at this. I am running on Debian Potato, which uses a 2.2.14 kernel and 3.1.8 of PCMCIA card services.

The driver comes up and reports:

    scsi0: Qlogicfas Driver version 0.46, chip 50 at 250, IRQ 5, TPdma:1
    scsi: 1 host

Then, after a few seconds, it reports:

    scsi: 0 hosts

Apparently, the card is recognized by something, as "cardctl ident" reports:

    product info: "KME ", "KXLC003", "00"
    manfid: 0x0032, 0x0504
    function: 8 (SCSI)

Some strangeness... if I "exclude port=0x250-0x25f" (which is often used for power management stuff), the card comes up and reports "chip 50 at A50, IRQ 9" instead. But the card is not supposed to end up on 0xA50, as "dump_cis" reports in part:

    * * *
    cftable_entry 0x25
      io 0x240-0x25f [lines=10] [16bit] [range]
    cftable_entry 0x27
      io 0x280-0x29f [lines=10] [16bit] [range]
    cftable_entry 0x26
      io 0x260-0x27f [lines=10] [16bit] [range]
    cftable_entry 0x24
      io 0x220-0x23f [lines=10] [16bit] [range]

All Qlogic ISA cards are on 0x230, according to the driver source code comments. This does not apply to PCMCIA.

Is anyone else working on this? Does anyone care about the KXL-783A anymore? Why is the KXLC003 controller listed in the config file if it is unsupported, or is there something else wrong?

The only device on the SCSI chain is the KXL-783A CD drive, and it works under Windows 9x.

-- Mike

1. None It should actually work by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 28
(_ None Not quite what I meant... by Mike Bilow, 2000, Mar 28
(_ None The card decodes 10 bits, the bridge decodes 16 bits by David Hinds, 2000, Mar 28

Question adaptec1480 scsi & RH6.2

Date: 2000, Apr 03
From: matthias caraco caraco

after upgrading to RH6.2 my adaptec 1480 scsicard does not work anymore it used to work fine under RH6.1

here is a part of /var/log/messages:

Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost pcmcia:  modules
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.14-5.0 #1 Tue Mar 7 21:07:39 EST 2000 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:   TI 1220 PCI-to-CardBus at bus 0 slot 4, mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [pwr save] [serial pci & irq] [no pci irq] [lat 64/176] [bus 32/34] 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [pwr save] [serial pci & irq] [no pci irq] [lat 64/176] [bus 35/37] 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,9 polling interval = 1000 ms 
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost pcmcia:  cardmgr.
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia succeeded
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost cardmgr[273]: starting, version is 3.1.8
Apr  3 11:41:02 localhost kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 35): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: watching 2 sockets
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean. 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x320-0x327 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: initializing socket 1
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: socket 1: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/pcmcia/apa1480_cb.o'
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 35) 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0xa00-0xaff 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60030000-0x60030fff 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60020000-0x6002ffff 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: apa1480_attach(bus 35, function 0) 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: aic7xxx: <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> at PCI 35/0/0 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: aic7xxx: I/O ports already in use, ignoring. 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: apa1480_cs: no SCSI devices found 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost kernel: scsi : 0 hosts. 
Apr  3 11:41:03 localhost cardmgr[273]: get dev info on socket 1 failed: No such device

any suggestions?

1. None An aic7xxx driver update broke the APA1480 by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 03
(_ Note SlimSCSI 1480 w/ Red Hat 6.2: I/O port conflict by Eric Smith, 2000, Jun 06
(_ None It is fixed in current drivers by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 06

Sad small problem with adaptec 1480 and pcmcia 3.1.14

Date: 2000, Apr 16
From: Jerome Limozin jlimozin

My config : mandrake 7.0, kernel 2.2.14 (plain, not the mandrake's one), pcmcia modules 3.1.14

HP omnibook 4100 + adaptec slimSCSI 1480 cardbus

I have a problem with newest pcmcia modules (3.1.14), I don't have it with 3.1.13. When I boot my laptop with the scsi card inserted, but SCSI cable unplugged, or with scsi cable plugged, but with all external scsi devices off, the boot process freezes when pcmcia tries to start. I have to power cycle to restart. If external scsi devices are on when I boot, it works.

with 3.1.13, I could boot even if no external devices are plugged and powered. I prefer this behaviour.

Is it a bug or a feature :-) ? Thanks!! Jerome

1. None It's a bug in the kernel aic7xxx driver by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 17
(_ Question Re : It's a bug in the kernel aic7xxx driver by Jerome Limozin, 2000, Apr 18
(_ None I think 2.2.15 is unlikely by David Hinds, 2000, Apr 20

Question Panasonic CD Rom KXL-D720

Date: 2000, May 04
From: Steve Thomas <stevet@sb.net>

I've successfully installed RedHat 6.1 on my Toshiba Satellite 110CS and have most everything working. However, I can't get it to recognize my CD ROM which is attached to a scsi pcmcia card. The CD is on the list of devices that should work (tho not directly supported.) It is a Panasonic KXL-D720.

When I insert the card, the following message comes up:

parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.

Is "procfs" a utility that I can use to make the fix? I can't find it anywhere in my linux set-up. Also, when I run the following commands for the card services, I get the results noted:

#cardctl config
Socket 0:
  Vcc = 5.0, Vpp1 = 0.0, Vpp2 = 0.0
  Interface type is memory and I/O
  IRQ 3 is exclusive, level mode, enabled
  Function 0:
    Config register base = 0x0200
      Option = 0x68, status = 0000, pin = 0000, copy = 0000
    I/O window 1: 0x0100 to 0x011f, 8 bit
Socket 1:
  not configured

#cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "KME", "KXLC001", "00"
  manfid: 0x0032, 0x0104
  function: 3 (parallel)
Socket 1
  no product info available

What do I need to do to get this thing working? I'm a REAL novice here and, despite reading the PCMCIA How-To, I still haven't a clue as to what to do.

Thanks for the help.

Steve
1. None You're misunderstanding the "not supported" bit by David Hinds, 2000, May 04
2. More Not Supported by Steve Thomas, 2000, May 04
1. None Not the KXL-D720 by David Hinds, 2000, May 04
(_ Ok OK by Steve Thomas, 2000, May 04

Question Adaptec 1480 + LinuxPPC: possible?

Date: 2000, May 11
From: Albrecht Dress Albrecht.Dress

Hello!

I am new to this list, so please excuse me if this is the wrong place for this question...

I want to use an Adaptec 1480 CardBus card on an Apple PowerBook/500 (which does not have internal SCSI any more) under LinuxPPC 2.2.15pre20. The "generic" aic7xxx driver is reported to work with LinuxPPC (e.g. with the '2940), so I tried the pcmcia package. The installation went fine, I fixed the config files, the card is detected, but at some point there is a message "disabled by BIOS, ignoring" (see the log, below), and no scsi works. The card is o.k., as it works with MacOS. Does anyone know what went wrong?

Thanks for any help, Albrecht.

---from /var/log/messages

 kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.14 
 kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.15pre20 #3 Thu May 11 11:18:51 CEST 2000 
 kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] 
 kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
 kernel:   TI 1211 rev 00 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:1a, mem 0x80080000 
 kernel:     host opts [0]: [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 58] [lat 16/32] [bus 1/1] 
 kernel: pci_scan... 
 kernel:   testing PCI irq 58 
 kernel:     PCI card interrupts, polling interval = 1000 ms 
 kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 1): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075 
 cardmgr[607]: starting, version is 3.1.14
 cardmgr[607]: watching 1 sockets
 cardmgr[607]: initializing socket 0
 cardmgr[607]: socket 0: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
 cardmgr[607]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.15pre20/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
 cardmgr[607]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.15pre20/pcmcia/apa1480_cb.o'
 kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 1) 
 kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x0-0xff 
 kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x90030000-0x90030fff 
 kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x90020000-0x9002ffff 
 kernel: apa1480_attach(bus 1, function 0) 
 kernel: aic7xxx: <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> at PCI 1/0/0 
 kernel: aic7xxx: Initial PCI_COMMAND value was 0x7 
 kernel: aic7xxx: Initial DEVCONFIG value was 0x1000 
 kernel: aic7xxx: <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> at PCI 1/0/0 
 kernel: aic7xxx: Controller disabled by BIOS, ignoring. 
 kernel: apa1480_cs: no SCSI devices found 
 kernel: scsi : 0 hosts. 
 cardmgr[607]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: No such device

1. None IO window allocation glitch by David Hinds, 2000, May 11
(_ Sad This did not work... by Albrecht Dress, 2000, May 17

Question Adaptec SlimSCSI & Mustek Scanner

Date: 2000, May 24
From: Nils Pickert <nils@_nospam_mipi.de>

Hi, I am using a Network PII-233 Notebook (which is made by Gericom and sold as Network 1100MT by Mediamarkt in Germany) with an Adaptec SlimSCSI-Controller. The Controller works fine when using a ZIP-Drive, but does not recognize a Mustek 6200 scanner. (Only: 1 host found, Zipdrive with ID 6...)

I have SCSI support compiled in, my Kernel is 2.2.15, SCSI Disk and Generic-Device support are compiled in as well. The SCSI-IDs are set correctly (Zip: 6, Scanner 3 or 7), the bus is terminated. Windows detects the Scanner as "Unknown Device", but gives the nearly correct ID "Mustek yyy6200üüü" in the Hardware-Info thingy.

I already tried different combinations for the SCSI-Bus-topology: first ZIP, then Scanner and vice versa, Scanner only, Zip only. None of them seems to work, the computer never finds the scanner, the ZIP works perfectly.

What am I doing wrong, or is it something serious?

Thanks in advance,

nils pickert

Question Ricoh MP8040SE

Date: 2000, Jun 02
From: Raoul Golan raoul

Has anyone had any luck with the Ricoh MP8040SE? It's a slim notebook SCSI cd burner, and comes with its own SCSI PCMCIA adapter.

What sort of adapter is it? Will it be supported?

1. Idea Try the nin_cs driver. by Alberto Gonzalez Palomo, 2000, Aug 04
1. Ok that's ok, bought an HP instead :) by Raoul Golan, 2000, Aug 10
(_ More and I almost forgot... by Raoul Golan, 2000, Aug 10
2. Ok Ricoh MP8040SE works for writing by Paulo R. Cavalcanti, 2000, Nov 05

Question 1480 + U2W tape

Date: 2000, Jun 20
From: Valentijn Sessink valentyn

Vaio Laptop, kernel 2.2.16, PCMCIA 3.1.16, Adaptec 1480 cardbus card and a HP SureStore DAT40.

Whatever I try, I can't have the laptop communicate with the tape thing.

- tapedrive on, insert card: laptop freezes.
- tapedrive off, insert card. Card mentions that there is no device connected. Then turn on the tapedrive: freeze. Turn tape off: laptop works again.

I tried various look alikes (insert card with "cardctl insert", etc etc, but to no avail.

The thing could be, that we need a 50 -> 68 pen adapter to get the HP40 to connect to the SCSI card. Another tape drive (HP DDS-1 tape) works like it should.

What can I do about this?

Best regards,

Valentijn
1. None Maybe a termination issue? by David Hinds, 2000, Jun 20

Question Panasonic KXL-RW10A CD-RW almost working

Date: 2000, Jul 25
From: Karl Oberjohn kwoberjohn

Hello.

I just wanted to share my experience of trying to set up my Panasonic KXL-RW10A CD-RW drive on my notebook, a Mitsubishi AMiTY CN2 with a TI 1220 PC-card controller. I am running kernel 2.4.0-test4 and consider myself to be somewhat of a Linux newbie.

The drive has a SCSI interface and uses a KME SCSI card with a little switch for selecting between 16-bit and 32-bit (Cardbus) operation. This is apparently the same card used with the HP M820e. I believe the Ricoh MP8040SE uses the same card as well.

I have had some promising results with the card in 16-bit mode and using the contributed NinjaSCSI driver (http://www.netlab.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yokota/izumi/ninja/), but I haven't got it all working just yet.

The output of cardctl ident is:

  Socket 1:
    product info: "KME ", "SCSI-CARD-001", "1"
    manfid: 0x0032, 0x2604

I compiled the latest version of the NinjaSCSI driver and copied the nin_cs.o file to my /lib/modules/2.4.0-test4/pcmcia directory. Then I added the following to my /etc/pcmcia/config file:

  device "nin_cs"
    class "scsi" module "nin_cs"

  card "KME SCSI Card (16-bit)"
    version "KME ", "SCSI-CARD-001", "1"
    bind "nin_cs"

Upon restarting my notebook, I get the following messages, which seem to indicate that the card is identified correctly:

scsi0 : NinjaSCSI-3/32Bi Driver version 1.0, I/O 0x0100-0x0110 IRQ 9 ID 7, Chip ID 1/Rev 1
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: MATSHITA Model: CDRRW01 Rev: 1.35
  Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 20x/20x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda pop-up
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.11
ninja3: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 9, io 0x0100-0x010f
VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.

At this point, I am able to mount the SCSI CD-RW drive. I can also do simple file operations, such as viewing directories and displaying small files. But if I change to a directory with a large number of files (like the RPMs directory of a RedHat CD) or open a file that's more that a few kilobytes long, my notebook hangs for a second and then reboots. Does anyone know why this might be happening? It is frustrating, because it seems I'm very close to getting this to work...

I greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions.

Karl Oberjohn

1. Feedback Same sympthoms as HP 820e. by Alberto Gonzalez Palomo, 2000, Aug 04
1. Feedback No problems here by Philipp Huenerberg, 2000, Aug 05
2. Ok It's working now--should've stuck with kernel 2.2 :) by Karl Oberjohn, 2000, Aug 15

Question APA-1480 w HD

Date: 2000, Aug 02
From: anewman

Hi

I'm trying to mount a SUN UFS SCSI drive through the adaptec 1480 adapter. PCMCIA services work fine, but I'm having trouble with the SCSI part. I'm using the 2.2.16 kernel and PCMCIA v3.1.16 Here's the log:

Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.16
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.16 #4 Wed Aug 2 16:50:12 PDT 2000
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] [pnp]
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfe840
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00ff020
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at ec000:21d5, dseg at ec000
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: Intel PCIC probe: 
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:   TI 1225 rev 01 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0a, mem 0x68000000
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel:     ISA irqs (default) = 9,11 PCI status changes
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: starting, version is 3.1.16
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: watching 2 sockets
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 35): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: initializing socket 1
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: socket 1: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
Aug  2 17:25:03 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: 'modprobe apa1480_cb'
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 35)
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0xa00-0xaff
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60030000-0x60030fff
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x60020000-0x6002ffff
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel:   irq 10
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: apa1480_attach(device 23:00.0)
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: aic7xxx: <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> at PCI 35/0/0
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: aic7xxx: MMAPed I/O failed, reverting to Programmed I/O.
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: (scsi0) <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> found at PCI 35/0/0
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: (scsi0) Narrow Channel, SCSI ID=7, 3/255 SCBs
Aug  2 17:25:04 assiniboine kernel: (scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 423 instructions downloaded
Aug  2 17:25:05 assiniboine modprobe: can't locate module char-major-6
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine kernel: apa1480_cs: no SCSI devices found
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: get dev info on socket 1 failed: No such device
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: initializing socket 0
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: excluding 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine kernel: cs: memory probe 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: clean.
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: socket 0: Linksys EtherFast LANmodem 56K
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: 'modprobe 8390'
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: 'modprobe pcnet_cs'
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cs'
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine kernel: eth0: NE2000 (DL10019 rev 05): io 0x300, irq 9, hw_addr 00:E0:98:08:F5:12
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine kernel: tty02 at 0x0af8 (irq = 9) is a 16450
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: './network start eth0'
Aug  2 17:25:09 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: + cat: /var/lib/pcmcia/scheme: No such file or directory
Aug  2 17:25:10 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: executing: './serial start ttyS2'
Aug  2 17:25:10 assiniboine cardmgr[346]: + cat: /var/lib/pcmcia/scheme: No such file or directory
Aug  2 17:25:11 assiniboine kernel: eth0: found link beat

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

1. None Probably no SCSI disk driver by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 02
(_ More alas, the driver is there by anewman, 2000, Aug 03
(_ None No, not that driver... by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 03
(_ Idea getting closer...? by anewman, 2000, Aug 05
(_ None No, the interrupt is not the problem by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 07
(_ Sad SCSI disk drivers are there by anewman, 2000, Aug 11

Question APA-1480 problems: maybe reset?

Date: 2000, Aug 15
From: Albrecht Dress Albrecht.Dress

I use an Adaptec APA1480 CardBus card on an Apple PowerBook 2000, running LinuxPPC with a 2.2.15pre13 kernel and pcmcia-cs.25-jul-00. Up to now, I tested a scsi disk at 20 MB/sec, an old Exabyte 8505 tape drive at 5 MB/sec, and a new Exabyte Mammoth tape drive at 10 MB/sec, and I experienced a quite odd behaviour.

If I switch the device on, wait for a long time until the "internal" reset sequence is finished and insert the card after that, then no scsi device will be found. If I insert the card during this sequence (e.g. as long as the disk activity led is on), then the disk and the Exa 8505 are recognised, but the Mamooth gives a number of odd messages in /var/log/messages (see below). I suspect that something with the scsi reset sequence upon card insertion failed. Any ideas?

Thanks for your help, Albrecht.

--- From /var/log/messages ---
 kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 1): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075 
 cardmgr[1922]: initializing socket 0
 cardmgr[1922]: socket 0: Adaptec APA-1480 SCSI Host Adapter
 cardmgr[1922]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
 cardmgr[1922]: executing: 'modprobe apa1480_cb'
 kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 1) 
 kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0x1000-0x10ff 
 kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x90030000-0x90030fff 
 kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0x90020000-0x9002ffff 
 kernel:   irq 58 
 kernel: apa1480_attach(device 01:00.0) 
 kernel: (scsi0) <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> found at PCI 1/0/0 
 kernel: (scsi0) Narrow Channel, SCSI ID=7, 3/255 SCBs 
 kernel: (scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 422 instructions downloaded 
 kernel: scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.31/3.2.4 
 kernel:        <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> 
 kernel: scsi : 1 host. 
 kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 23, scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00  
 kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 23) timed out - resetting 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 23) timed out - trying harder 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 24, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00  
 kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 24) timed out - resetting 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 24) timed out - trying harder 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 25, scsi0, channel 0, id 4, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00  
 kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 25) timed out - resetting 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 25) timed out - trying harder 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 26, scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00  
 kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 26) timed out - resetting 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 26) timed out - trying harder 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 27, scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Test Unit Ready 00 00 00 00 00  
 kernel: SCSI host 0 abort (pid 27) timed out - resetting 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: SCSI host 0 channel 0 reset (pid 27) timed out - trying harder 
 kernel: SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0. 
 kernel: apa1480_cs: no SCSI devices found 
 kernel: scsi : 0 hosts. 
 cardmgr[1922]: get dev info on socket 0 failed: No such device
 cardmgr[1922]: shutting down socket 0
 cardmgr[1922]: executing: 'modprobe -r apa1480_cb'
 cardmgr[1922]: + ds: Device or resource busy
 cardmgr[1922]: executing: 'modprobe -r cb_enabler'
 kernel: cs: cb_free(bus 1) 

1. None Termination issue? by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 15
1. Feedback Termination is fine... by Albrecht Dress, 2000, Aug 21
(_ Sad No chance to increase reset delay... by Albrecht Dress, 2000, Aug 21
2. Ok Bad cable by David Hinds, 2000, Sep 07
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