SCSI bus failures with qemu-arm in kernel 3.8+

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Sun Aug 11 2013 - 11:55:25 EST


trying to boot arm versatile images with qemu results in the following error
if I try to boot with a disk image.

sym0: <895a> rev 0x0 at pci 0000:00:0d.0 irq 92
sym0: SCSI BUS has been reset.
scsi0 : sym-2.2.3
scsi 0:0:0:0: ABORT operation started
scsi 0:0:0:0: ABORT operation timed-out.

Yocto's 3.8 kernel images work, upstream kernels 3.8 and later fail
(I did not check if/how earlier kernels are affected).

Tracking this down shows that the problem is known and has been fixed with
commit 351d1339 (arm: add dummy swizzle for versatile with qemu) in the
Yocto 3.8 kernel at git://

Would it be possible to submit this patch for inclusion into affected upstream kernels ?

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