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To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Hard Drive Problems
From: Michael Hill <mdhill@interlog.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 07:01:24 -0500
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Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
The good news is that Andrew O'Brien's "noL2" kernel gets me all the
way to the SCSI detection phase.  Unfortunately, my chosen hard drive
doesn't seem to want to run while connected to my Indy.  I'll describe 
the symptoms in the hope that someone may recognize something;
otherwise I'll retire the drive to x86 Linux duty, where it seems to
work without complaints.

It's a Quantum ProDrive 1050s, and was the first external drive I
purchased from my SGI dealer (1994).  It worked well under IRIX 5.2
but (and this may be a coincidence) problems started after I upgraded
to 5.3.  I'm now running 6.2 and the problems are the same.  While
starting IRIX, I get the following:

        The system is coming up.
        WARNING: wd93 SCSI Bus=0 ID=3 LUN=0: SCSI cmd=0x12
        timeout after 30 sec.  Resetting SCSI bus
        WARNING: wd93 SCSI Bus=0 ID=3 LUN=0: SCSI cmd=0x1a
        timeout after 60 sec.  Resetting SCSI bus
        WARNING: wd93 SCSI Bus=0 ID=3 LUN=0: SCSI cmd=0x12
        timeout after 60 sec.  Resetting SCSI bus
        WARNING: wd93 SCSI Bus=0 ID=3 LUN=0: SCSI cmd=0x2a
        timeout after 60 sec.  Resetting SCSI bus

at which point I lose patience and power off the drive; IRIX startup
resumes.

I prepared the drive for SGI/Linux, installing root-be-0.00 from x86
Linux.  While booting vmlinux, I get the following:

WD93: Driver version 1.25 compiled on Jan 7 1998 at 14:54:14
 debug_flags=0x00
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0Xff no_dma=0scsi0 : SGI WD93
scsi : 1 host.
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c Vendor: SGI Model: IBMDSAS-3540  Rev: S47K
  Type:   Direct-Access                     ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
 sending SDTR -REJ- Vendor: INSITE Model: I325VM          *F Rev: 0387
  Type: Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 01 CCS
Detected scsi removable disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
Unlocked floptical drive.
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2cscsi : aborting command due to timeout : 
pid 7, scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0 Inquiry 00 00
scsi0: Aborting connected command 7 - stopping DMA - sending wd33c93 ABORT 
command - flushing fifo - asr - 20, sr=ff, 16777215 by
 - sending wd33c93 DISCONNECT command - asr = 20, sr=18.

If I can't get the drive to go any further, I'll press it back into
service as my x86 Linux system drive, where it has worked for over a
year.  That leaves me stuck at the moment for an SGI/Linux test drive.

Thanks,

Mike
-- 
Michael Hill
Toronto, Canada
mdhill@interlog.com


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