powerpc64 kernel lacks IBM vscsi driver

Bug #943090 reported by Benjamin Herrenschmidt on 2012-02-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Leann Ogasawara

Bug Description

The kernel on the precise powerpc ISOs is lackingCONFIG_SCSI_IBMVSCSI, either as a built-in or a module,
thus preventing installation on most IBM system P machines or inside qemu or kvm with -M pseries

(You probably want to also make sure you have CONFIG_SCSI_IPR as well)

Appologies for not specifying the package but I don't know off hand what the name of precise' kernel
package is (yet) and your "choose" option in launchpad keeps saying that there are too many matches
when I try simple things like "linux-image" :-)

This was with a daily ISO built from a few days ago, I will try again with Beta 1 later this week

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

What log files ? There is nothing to diagnose, I wrote what the bug was and how to fix it.

Without the driver the distro won't boot nor install, so that makes running apport-collect an interesting
prospect don't you think (in addition to being pointless that is).

Oh it's a bot ! Didn't notice the first time around :-)

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: precise
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Leann Ogasawara (leannogasawara)
status: Confirmed → In Progress

I've enabled CONFIG_SCSI_IBMVSCSI=m and CONFIG_SCSI_IPR=m forpowerpc. We're currently frozen for the Beta-1 release so this unfortunately won't land until the first upload after Beta-1.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Julian Wiedmann (jwiedmann) wrote :

This also partially resolves bug 712188 (ibmveth would still need to be added to modules-powerpc/nic-modules).

Ok, thanks.

I did manage an install in qemu/kvm with virtio-blk in the meantime (it requires a bit of messing around but heh) and found
some other small problems with the disk partitioning and yaboot install, I'll file separate reports.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.2.0-18.28

linux (3.2.0-18.28) precise; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * ubuntu: AUFS -- adapt to the new changelog handling
  * ubuntu: AUFS -- sort out the relative header paths
  * ubuntu: AUFS -- update to d266b0c5d0693d6383976ee54b9e2c0fa9a3f5b0

  [ Chase Douglas ]

  * SAUCE: (drop after 3.3) HID: hid-magicmouse: Add pointer and buttonpad
    properties for Magic Trackpad
  * SAUCE: Input: synaptics - add second variant of two-button clickpad
  * SAUCE: Input: synapticss - Set buttonpad property for all clickpads

  [ Johannes Berg ]

  * SAUCE: iwlwifi: fix key removal
    - LP: #911059

  [ John Johansen ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix unpack of network tables."
  * Revert "SAUCE: AppArmor: Allow dfa backward compatibility with broken
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add mising end of structure test to caps unpacking
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix dropping of allowed operations that are force
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix underflow in xindex calculation
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: fix mapping of META_READ to audit and quiet flags
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Fix the error case for chroot relative path name
    - LP: #925028
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Retrieve the dentry_path for error reporting when path
    lookup fails
    - LP: #925028
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Minor cleanup of d_namespace_path to consolidate error
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Update dfa matching routines.
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Move path failure information into aa_get_name and
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Make chroot relative the default path lookup type
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add ability to load extended policy
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: basic networking rules
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add profile introspection file to interface
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add the ability to mediate mount
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: Add mount information to apparmorfs

  [ Kees Cook ]

  * SAUCE: AppArmor: refactor securityfs to use structures
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: add initial "features" directory to securityfs
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: add "file" details to securityfs
  * SAUCE: AppArmor: export known rlimit names/value mappings in securityfs

  [ Leann Ogasawara ]

  * Revert "[Config] Enable CONFIG_NVRAM=m"
    - LP: #942193
  * Rebase to v3.2.7
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUATECH2=m on arm and powerpc
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUATECH_USB2=m on arm and powerpc
  * [Config] Add CONFIG_NVRAM to config enforcer
    - LP: #942193
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IBMVSCSI=m for powerpc
    - LP: #943090
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IPR=m for powerpc
    - LP: #943090
  * provide ipmi udeb
    - LP: #942926
  * Rebase to v3.2.9
  * Add ibmveth to d-i/modules-powerpc/nic-modules
    - LP: #712188
  * [Config] Enable CONFIG_SCSI_IBMVFC=m for powerpc
    - LP: #712188
  * Add ibmvfc and ibmvscsic to d-i/modules-powerpc/nic-modules
    - LP: #712188

  [ Seth Heasley ]

  * SAUCE: ALSA: hda - Add Lynx Point HD Audio Controller DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119
  * SAUCE: ahci: AHCI-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119
  * SAUCE: ata_piix: IDE-mode SATA patch for Intel Lynx Point DeviceIDs
    - LP: #900119


Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

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