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Question Critical bug ? (pcmcia-cs SCSI apa1460A) 

Forum: PCMCIA SCSI Host Adapter Issues
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

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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

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