Re: [GIT PULL] libsas fixes for 3.4-rc4

From: James Bottomley
Date: Sat Apr 21 2012 - 08:29:10 EST

On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 15:29 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> These patches, save for the new "scsi: fix eh wakeup (scsi_schedule_eh
> vs scsi_restart_operations)" and "Revert "[SCSI] libsas: fix sas port
> naming", were all originally posted before the merge
> window opened, and have also appeared in -next for the same timeframe.
> The commit dates are not that aged (9 days old) because they were
> rebased out of larger set of updates that were pending for 3.4.
> There is a mix of pure regression fixes and fixes for long-standing bugs
> in libsas. Some of the long-standing bug fixes are made worse / easier
> to trigger by the new async error handling scheme.
> The largest patch in the series is "libata, libsas: introduce sched_eh
> and end_eh port ops" it has been on the list since March 10th.
> Jack Wang has independently tested this set with pm8001 and reports
> success. [1]
> Apologies if scsi-rc-fixes was in the process of picking these up. With
> -rc4 looming I lost my nerve and pulled the trigger.

Right, so as a point of process, these are SCSI fixes and are supposed
to be going through the SCSI tree. The only urgent one is the revert; I
still have outstanding questions about some of the others.

We're at least 3 weeks away from 3.4 (and that's only if -rc6 is final),
so there's time to address all of this via the usual process.


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