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Bug 216041 - IDE/SATA modules should be built into the kernel
Summary: IDE/SATA modules should be built into the kernel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 427887
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-16 21:52 UTC by Deepak Bhole
Modified: 2008-01-08 15:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-08 15:01:01 UTC

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Description Deepak Bhole 2006-11-16 21:52:19 UTC
Description of problem:
IDE/SATA modules are critical, and should be built into the kernel.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
The steps require the appropriate hardware combination. In my case:
Asus A8V board (KT800 Pro)
Promise SATA300 TX2Plus sata card (PDC40775 rev 02)
Seagate ST3320620AS (320.0 GB, SATA) drive

If the Seagate drive attached to the SATA card is the main drive, the kernel
cannot boot as it fails to load the root drive and panics.

Actual results:
Kernel Panic

Expected results:
Kernel should boot

Additional info:
I had the same issue with the vanilla kernel, but was able to get the
system booted after I recompiled the kernel with the sata_promise driver
"built-in", as opposed to a module.

SATA/IDE drivers are critical as they need to be loaded as early during boot as
possible. If the driver is present as a module, in some cases it seems that the
kernel cannot detect it early enough.

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-01-08 01:47:42 UTC
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)


I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.

I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!

Comment 2 Deepak Bhole 2008-01-08 15:01:01 UTC
I no longer use the setup with which I encountered this bug. Since I have not
encountered the issue with other setups, I am closing this as WORKSFORME.

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