Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 20:06:27 EST

On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> > I don't see anything that would break doing this, in fact you can
> > do this as long as the buffers are all at least a multiple of the
> > block size. All the drivers I've inspected handle this fine, noone
> > assumes that rq->bh->b_size is the same in all the buffers attached
> > to the request. This includes SCSI (scsi_lib.c builds sg tables),
> > IDE, and the Compaq array + Mylex driver. This mostly leaves the
> > "old-style" drivers using CURRENT etc, the kernel helpers for these
> > handle it as well.
> >
> > So I would appreciate pointers to these devices that break so we
> > can inspect them.
> >
> > --
> > Jens Axboe
> Adaptec drivers had an oops. Also, AIC7XXX also had some oops with it.

most likely some coding error on your side. buffer-size mismatches should
show up as filesystem corruption or random DMA scribble, not in-driver


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