Re: [PATCH] 2.2: Magic patch for older Symbios SCSI

From: Chip Salzenberg (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 04:08:39 EST

According to Alan Cox:
> > Nobody knows why this patch works. (Really!) But it does. (Really!)
> > It makes the sym53c8xx driver work even with some very old 53c810 chips.
> > Without this patch, the driver hangs on them. This is reproducible....
> You arent supposed to use sym53c8xx with old chips but ncr53c8xx

Some of our systems are mixed old and new. Making one driver work
with both old and new is a significant life-simplification.

Chip Salzenberg              - a.k.a. -              <>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
    but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early."  // MST3K
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