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From: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com>
To: "Sven Köhler" <skoehler@upb.de>,
	"James Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com>,
	"Matthew Wilcox" <matthew@wil.cx>
Cc: linux-scsi <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [BUG?] GDTH driver not working after upgrade to 2.6.24
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:35:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47A1C0A5.7090303@panasas.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47A1ABF8.4050408@upb.de>

On Thu, Jan 31 2008 at 13:07 +0200, Sven Köhler <skoehler@upb.de> wrote:
>> Yes the gdth driver passed an open hart surgery in kernel 2.6.24. The bad thing
>> about it is that all three of the Coders that did that did not have any HW to work
>> on. One of them is me. We did cry for tester for a long time but no one came forward.
> 
> All i'd like to ask is WHY!?
> WHY such a big open heart surgery?
> OK, you have your reasons.
> 
>> Could you test patches for us? first thing would be to enable debug output patch below.
> 
> The machine is still production. It will be replaced by a 64bit system 
> with an AACRAID card some time in the future. Then, i could maybe test 
> patches on the old machine. But unfortunatly, it's not my machine. It's 
> just administrated by me. And i don't know, what's exactly is the future 
> of it.
> 
>> If you absolutely need a 2.6.24 kernel, + gdth in a production system you could
>> checkout the 2.6.23 driver and compile. The old driver will work the same in 2.6.24.
>> It will not however even compile in 2.6.25-rcx.
> 
> I see. Thanks for the hint. Would be an alternative. Actually, i don't 
> need 2.6.24 - but if something security related is fixed, then i'm not 
> able to move on to 2.6.24. And i'm using Gentoo. There's not really a 
> kernel maintained by the distribution.
> 
>> If any one wants to send me a card that uses the gdth driver, I will be very happy
>> to debug this card, and return it once I'm done.
> 
> I don't think, it's a seperate card, that i could send you. It's some 
> 19" rack server with such a card on-board, i think.
> 
> 
> So it don't see much opportunity for me to test patched and stuff :-(
> 

Thanks, Perhaps someone else then. 
Anyone with gdth HW that can test patches?
Your lspci said: "Intel Corporation RAID Controller" Matthew
is there a gdth card lying around in an Intel lab near you?

James do we need to mark gdth BROKEN for 2.6.24 and higher?

Boaz

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-31 12:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-30 19:47 Sven Köhler
2008-01-31 10:08 ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-01-31 11:07   ` Sven Köhler
2008-01-31 12:35     ` Boaz Harrosh [this message]
2008-01-31 16:39       ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-01-31 16:52         ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-12 17:30   ` [BUGFIXES 0/2] gdth: fix 2.6.24 driver breakage Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-12 17:35     ` [BUGFIX 1/2] gdth: scan for scsi devices Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-12 18:05       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-12 17:40     ` [BUGFIX 2/2] gdth: bugfix for the Timer at exit crash Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13  7:06       ` Stefan Priebe - allied internet ag
2008-02-13  9:03         ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 19:38           ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-02-14 15:58             ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 10:48       ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 15:44       ` James Bottomley
2008-02-13 15:54         ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 16:33           ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 16:35             ` [PATCH ver2] gdth: bugfix for the at-exit problems Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 16:45             ` [BUGFIX 2/2] gdth: bugfix for the Timer at exit crash James Bottomley
2008-02-13 16:50               ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 17:03                 ` James Bottomley
2008-02-13 17:12                   ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 17:36                     ` James Bottomley
2008-02-14 10:49                       ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-14 11:58                         ` [PATCH] gdth: bugfix for the at-exit problems Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-14 16:10                           ` James Bottomley
2008-02-14 16:18                             ` Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 17:18                   ` [BUGFIX 2/2] gdth: bugfix for the Timer at exit crash Boaz Harrosh
2008-02-13 17:33                     ` James Bottomley
2008-02-14  6:51                   ` Christoph Hellwig

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