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

From: Bob Tracy
Date: Thu Dec 04 2008 - 09:30:38 EST

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 01:28:34PM -0600, 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 :-).

2.6.28-rc7 without the SCSI update panics as the prior -rcX kernels did.
With the update applied, life is good (so far). I can at least type
"sync" at the command prompt and get away with it :-). With a current
uptime of less than 5 minutes, I need to let the patched -rc7 soak a
bit. Otherwise, I'm willing to call it "good."

Bob Tracy | "I was a beta tester for dirt. They never did
rct@xxxxxxxx | get all the bugs out." - Steve McGrew on /.
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