Re: Areca arcmsr kernel integration

From: Robert Mueller
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 22:12:13 EST

> Checking the recent posts it seems that there are two outstanding > issues
> > - PAE (cast of dma_addr_t to unsigned long) issues.
> > - SYNCHRONIZE_CACHE is ignored. This is wrong. The sync cache in > > the
> > shutdown notifier isn't sufficient.
> That said, we have been using an older version of the driver off the
> Areca website for some time now with no major issues (other than kernel
> update problems).
> Is it possible to get the driver integrated and fix these problems
> after?

Why not fix them up and submit the corrected driver? If no one wants to
put the effort into fixing these issues now, why would they do the work

I believe these final issues have already been fixed:


From: Erich Chen <erich@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

1- fix sysfs has more than one value per file
2- PAE issues (cast of dma_addr_t to unsigned long)

Signed-off-by: Erich Chen erich@xxxxxxxxxxxx

And another one after that that Andrew brought up:

I see that all of this was in 2.6.18-rc1-mm2


SCSI fixes.


Folded into areca-raid-linux-scsi-driver.patch


Fix breakage due to sysfs API changes.

But I don't see anything in 2.6.18-rc2-mm1 or 2.6.18-rc2


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