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SCSI adapter Iwill 2936UW / Advansys ABP940-UW (Advanced System Products, Inc)

No problems during installation of openSuSE 11.2, but on subsequent reboots with the default kernel (2.6.31.5) just seems to halt, with complaints that the firmware cannot be loaded. The firmware is present in /lib/firmware/advansys. In repair mode there are a series of error messages just like in openSuSE 11.1 (copied the following from my 11.1 experience)...

Dec 26 20:47:29 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:6:0: SCSI bus reset started...

Dec 26 20:47:32 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:6:0: SCSI bus reset successful

Dec 26 20:47:42 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:6:0: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery

Dec 26 20:47:48 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:8:0: SCSI bus reset started...

Dec 26 20:47:51 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:8:0: SCSI bus reset successful

Dec 26 20:48:31 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:8:0: SCSI bus reset started... 

Dec 26 20:48:34 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:8:0: SCSI bus reset successful 

Dec 26 20:48:44 linux-v8bq kernel: scsi 6:0:8:0: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery 

...severely slowing down the boot process. I notice some-one in the Ubuntu forums complaining that their ABP940-UW has been unusuable with a recent kernel version. For some reason, adding the boot option `brokenmodules=advansys' did not work. So, sadly, I have resorted to pulling out my Iwill SCSI card.


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David Fong 2011-01-25