problems with ASR card/5.4

Bruce Burden brucegb at
Wed May 18 19:20:33 PDT 2005

   Hi Doug,

	well, pulling cards demonstrated where the problem lie, but it
   was not a hardware problem. By chance, I happened upon the "options 
   ASR_COMPAT" directive, and that solved my problem. However, the 
   GENERIC kernel configuration for i386 does NOT have this option, but
   it does have the "asr" driver configured.

	Having one but not the other causes problems, as I discovered.


On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 04:03:56PM -0700, Doug White wrote:
> On Mon, 16 May 2005, Bruce Burden wrote:
> >
> >
> >   Hi folks,
> >
> > 	I am trying to get my Adaptec 3210S RAID running under 5.4,
> >   and all I get for my trouble is pmap_ errors. Sorry, no dumps at
> >   the  moment.
> >
> > 	If I compile "device asr" into the kernel, I get a message
> >   about "could not copy LDT", and a panic about "pmap_enter:
> >   invalid page directory" when the system moves from single to multi
> >   user. (single user is no problem?)
> >
> > 	If I do not compile the asr driver, and "kldload asr" instead,
> >   I get a panic from pmap_mapdev, instead.
> >
> > 	Any ideas? This is annoying, and I am seriously considering
> >   returning to 4.11, where asr was working...
> This sounds like your system has severe memory corruption issues.  I'd try
> a different PCI slot for your asr card first, then try the card in another
> known working system and see if your problems appear there.
> Have you tested the system without the asr card installed?
> -- 
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