Re: [PATCH]: libata-scsi: Don't start hotplug work queue if hotplugis disabled

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Sat Jul 19 2008 - 06:23:35 EST

Chunbo Luo wrote:
> Hi
> When ata_scsi_scan_host() scan device failed, it will start a work queue
> unconditionally. This may cause some noisy messages. This patch fix this
> problem.

ATA_PFLAG_SCSI_HOTPLUG doesn't mean that hotplug is enabled. It
indicates that EH needs to schedule a kick at SCSI's ass and make it
scan for discovered devices && work running on ata_aux_wq testing it
doesn't mean anything. There's no synchronization.

> Previously, queue_delayed_work() was started unconditionally, but if
> ATA_PFLAG_SCSI_HOTPLUG is not set and we do this, the work queue may
> cause multiple messages like this:
> ata3.00: WARNING: ATAPI is not supported with this driver, device ignored.

And this message has nothing to do with SCSI. It's printed by libata
proper for several drivers which don't support ATAPI. Did the patch
really kill the warning messages? Can you please post full boot log
from 2.6.26 w/o the patch?

Andrew, please drop the patch from -mm. Thanks.

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