Subject: Re: ncr woes on 1.4
To: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/1999 07:55:29
"Aaron J. Grier" wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 1999 at 12:00:12PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > I tried to boot a generic 1.4 kernel on my noname AMD 586/160 with an
> > ASUS NCR SCSI controller that is currently running 1.3.3 quite happily.
> > It has real problems configuring the controller and then of course
> > doesn't find any disks. Here's the dmesg output for old and new:
> Hmm... is that machine _really_ a 160Mhz machine? Or just an overclocked
> 133? My guess is that if the PCI bus is running at the out-of-spec speed
> of 40Mhz (160/4) that the SCSI controller doesn't like it, and that the
> timings for the driver changed in 1.4 just enough to tick it off.
It is an overclocked 133, so I'll try reducing the speed next time I
bring the machine down. Now, off to find the m/b manual!