PE1650 crashes with 2.4.17 Matt_Domsch at
Thu Apr 11 14:52:01 CDT 2002

> i have a problem with a pe1650 crashing when the kernel makes the irq
> assignments on boot.

2.4.17 (stock from
There was a bug in linux/drivers/scsi/aacraid/rx.c where the arguments to
time_before() were reversed which can cause this kind of thing (not a crash
so much as a perceived hang).  It should be time_before(jiffies,start+30*HZ)
rather than (start+30*HZ,jiffies).  This has since been fixed in the 2.4.18
and above kernels.  You can make the simple change yourself to that kernel
if you need 2.4.17 specifically.


Matt Domsch
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