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Forum: PCMCIA SCSI Host Adapter Issues
Re: Question APA-1480 w HD
Re: None Probably no SCSI disk driver (David Hinds)
Re: More alas, the driver is there
Re: None No, not that driver... (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Aug 05
From: anewman

Hi David

I think I may have some more useful diagnostic info after
spending a few hours farting around with it.  It seems that
it wants the IRQ of the SCSI card to be IRQ 10, however, on my
machine (according to Windows) this is assigned to the USB
port. It seems the appropriate IRQs for the PCMCIA slots are 9
& 11.  I put "exclude IRQ 10" in the config.opts file, but
when I do "cardctl config" it still says:
-----------------------------------------
Socket 0:
  Vcc 5.0V  Vpp1 0.0V  Vpp2 0.0V
  interface type is "memory and I/O"
  irq 9 [shared] [level]
  Speaker output is enabled
  function 0:
    config base 0xffe0
      option 0x43 status 0x08 pin 0x00
    io 0x0300-0x031f [auto]
    io 0x0af8-0x0aff [8bit]
Socket 1:
  Vcc 3.3V  Vpp1 3.3V  Vpp2 3.3V
  interface type is "cardbus"
  irq 10 [exclusive] [level]
  function 0:
-----------------------------------------
I tried modifying /etc/pcmcia/config to specify what IRQs to try:
device "apa1480_cb"
  class "scsi" module "cb_enabler", "apa1480_cb" opts "irq_list=9,11"
as suggested in the HOWTO, but when booting it tells me this
is not a valid option for the apa1480_cb module (nor
cb_enabler if I put it before the comma).

The only other diagnostic clue I can provide is that the card is interfering with the system bell, apparently at a very low level - I do get sound through the sound card (KDE sounds, CD, etc), but no beeps e.g., when cardmgr is doing its stuff, or even at boot time before LILO even kicks in.

Something DOES seem to be happening to the drive - it gives a couple of brief token "whirrs" when the cardmgr is doing its thing. Still nothing in /proc/devices though.

Additionally, here's the current relevant dmesg dump (without the IRQ specifications in the config file):
-----------------------------------------
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.16
  kernel build: 2.2.16 #6 Sat Aug 5 13:17:21 PDT 2000
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] [pnp]
PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfe840
  00:0a.1 -> irq 10
PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00ff020
PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at ec000:21d5, dseg at ec000
Intel PCIC probe: 
  TI 1225 rev 01 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:0a, mem 0x68000000
    host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
    host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
    ISA irqs (default) = 9,11 PCI status changes
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: cb_alloc(bus 35): vendor 0x9004, device 0x6075
ROM image dump:
  image 0: 0x000000-0x0001ff, signature PCIR
  image 1: 0x000200-0x0003ff, signature PCIR
cs: cb_config(bus 35)
  fn 0 bar 1: io 0xa00-0xaff
  fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60030000-0x60030fff
  fn 0 rom: mem 0x60020000-0x6002ffff
  irq 10
cs: cb_enable(bus 35)
  bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0xa00-0xaff
  bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60020000-0x60030fff
apa1480_attach(device 23:00.0)
(scsi0) <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller> found at PCI 35/0/0
(scsi0) Narrow Channel, SCSI ID=7, 3/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 423 instructions downloaded
scsi0 : Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.28/3.2.4
       <Adaptec PCMCIA SCSI controller>
scsi : 1 host.
apa1480_cs: no SCSI devices found
scsi : 0 hosts.
cs: cb_disable(bus 35)
cs: cb_release(bus 35)
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: excluding 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff
cs: memory probe 0x60000000-0x60ffffff: clean.
eth0: NE2000 (DL10019 rev 05): io 0x300, irq 9, hw_addr 00:E0:99:88:F5:12
tty02 at 0x0af8 (irq = 9) is a 16450
eth0: found link beat
-----------------------------------------

thanks again for any insights! -aaron

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1. None No, the interrupt is not the problem by David Hinds, 2000, Aug 07
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