Subject: Re: kernel hang on boot/i386, atapi
To: Phil Nelson <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/10/1997 16:15:58
On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Phil Nelson wrote:
: >Your parallel port and SB are sharing the same interrupt; this is Bad.
: >Try disabling the parallel port (or at least its interrupt) and see if
: >the problem Goes Away.
: No difference. Today's GENERIC kernel without lpt* still hangs at the
: same point.
Uh, no. Disable the _parallel_port_, not the config option in the kernel.
The kernel doesn't have control over interrupt conflicts; you can still run
into mondo problems if an interrupt is shared between two devices.
One other thing I remember from way back: Comment out the `wds' and `uha'
SCSI controllers unless you really have them. I've run into off the wall
systems that have frozen on each of these devices' probes, but not
necessarily at probe time.
== Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Business firstname.lastname@example.org)
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