Re: cciss updates for 2.4.22-pre6

From: Jens Axboe (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 01:53:05 EST

On Thu, Jul 17 2003, Miller, Mike (OS Dev) wrote:
> Here's another round of patches for the HP cciss driver in the attached tarball. These patches are intended for inclusion in the 2.4.22 kernel. This tarball contains 3 patches that should be applied in this order:
> 1. cciss_2447_author_change.patch
> 2. cciss_2447_shirq_fix2.patch
> 3. cciss_2447_lock_fix.patch
> The first patch is a requirement from our legal types & management, the other 2 are bug fixes.
> Full comments & desciptions are in the patch files.
> There will be more patches in the next few days. They will include:
> 1. Failover support for multipath environments.
> 2. devfs support.
> 3. Support for more than 8 controllers.
> Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

The shirq patch looks a bit suspect, don't you need at least a barrier
there? Also I'm curious what the problems are wrt the lock_fix?

Jens Axboe

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