problems with ASR card/5.4

Bruce Burden brucegb at
Sat May 28 19:34:07 PDT 2005

     Hi Doug,

On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 01:14:51PM -0700, Doug White wrote:
> On Wed, 18 May 2005, Bruce Burden wrote:
> >
> >    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.
> ASR_COMPAT controls some sizes of fields for use with the control ioctl. I
> don't think this would case problems on boot unless you are running an old
> control program at boot time, or whenever the panic occurs.
	I did not have any of the ASR tools installed, since this was
   a clean install from the 5.4 CD. As it was, the tools were not 
   installed until one of the SCSI drives failed 1 week after I had
   5.4 installed and running more or less to my satisfaction.

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