Re: [patch] scsi: ten -> use_10_for_rw / use_10_for_ms

From: Matthew Dharm (
Date: Sun Jun 08 2003 - 16:28:21 EST

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 09:22:44AM +0200, wrote:
> In the old days, ancient scsi devices understood 6-byte commands
> and more recent ones also understood 10-byte commands.
> Thus, we had a "ten" flag indicating that 10-byte commands worked.
> These days, especially for usb-storage devices, the opposite
> sometimes holds - 10-byte commands are supported, but 6-byte commands
> are not.
> The patch below changes the field ten into the pair of fields
> use_10_for_rw, use_10_for_ms set initially when the driver
> thinks these are supported. Ifthe device returns ILLEGAL_REQUEST
> they are cleared.
> This patch obsoletes a large amount of code in usb-storage,
> and not only that, once the subsequent patch removes all this
> usb-storage code many devices will work that hang today.

Any idea when you'll submit that patch to usb-storage?

Do you perhaps just want to send what you have to me for integration?


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Maintainer, Linux USB Mass Storage Driver

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