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SubjectRe: [Fwd: 3940UW Driver Locks the Machine]
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> 
> Robert L Harris wrote:
> > > That would be me, but you're too late :) I've already fixed certain
> > > problems with the Jaz drives in my latest patch, and even gone a step
> > > further in my "about to be released" patch. More on that in the
> > > announcement for my next patch.
> >
> > Know which kernel this will be applicable in?
>
> This patch will be against 2.0.33.

Which 2.1.X kernel?

>
> > If you need/want a guinea pig (sp?) let me know... I've got a 3940UW,
> > a number of seagate and Quantum Drives, a CD-R (Yamaha), 4mm Tape
> > and Jaz in my machine.
>
> Actually, I do need a guinea pig at the moment, but more specifically I need
> one that uses the driver as a module. What they use it for isn't important,
> just that they use it as a module so I can verify that the new module setup
> parsing code works properly.

Unfortuneatly I can't help in that respect. My machine has no IDE... everything
is SCSI.

>
> > Mine reports J^77 I believe. Is it possible to get a firmware upgrade?
> > So I need to turn off command tag queing all together?
>
> That sounds like one of the broken Jaz drives according to the email that
> was forwarded to me from an Iomega tach support person. In any case, to
> answer the question about what to do. There are two things you can do,
> either turn off tagged queueing entirely, or go into the aic7xxx.c file and
> uncomment the section on AIC7XXX_TAGGED_QUEUEING_BY_DEVICE and set up the
> parameters according to what your system needs.
>

So until the next kernel with this patch built into it, I need to turn off
tagged command queing...


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