Re: [GIT PATCH] SCSI fixes for 2.6.28-rc7

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 08:11:17 EST

On Tue, Dec 02 2008, Bob Tracy wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 10:58:56AM -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> > This is quite a hefty update for so late. It includes a slew of block
> > timer related fixes (we moved to using block timers when the 2.6.28
> > merge window opened). The bad news is that I still don't think we have
> > all the block timer related bugs caught and fixed. There's also a slew
> > of zfcp (s390 driver) fixes and a few miscellaneous others (including
> > another regression bugzilla fix, the hang in starved list processing).
> I'll give this a try. None of the 2.6.28-rcX versions I've tried have
> lasted more than a few hours at best before panicing with a block layer
> timeout. My test system uses the aic7xxx driver with a 2930U2 adapter.
> I didn't report the regression relative to 2.6.27 because I figured
> something this major was going to get caught without another "me too"
> report that I was too busy to generate and provide the necessary
> diagnostic and followup on anyway :-).

Please also try -git tomorrow, with this and the block pull hopefully
going in later today, I hope that's the end of it. If not, please do
write a proper report!

Jens Axboe

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