Re: [stable] libata spindown patches for 2.6.21-stable

From: Daniel Drake
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 13:49:56 EST

Greg KH wrote:
I think it looks way too big.

Agreed (otherwise I would have submitted the patches already).

If there are smaller patches, it might be a bit more reasonable.

It may be possible to get rid of the couple of unrelated ones (sd printing, SCSI constants). These were required for the real patches to be able to build, but it would probably be easy to modify the real patches to build against kernels without those otherwise unrelated patches.

Are there reported bugs that this patchset fixes?

Yes, but they are not regressions - libata has never done this right until now.

Here are a few:


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