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SubjectRe: [PATCH] queue barrier support

On Wednesday, February 13, 2002 01:26:12 PM -0500 James Bottomley <> wrote:

> said:
>> ChangeSet@1.297, 2002-02-13 13:42:39+01:00,
>> Add support for SCSI drivers to indicate support for ordered tags
>> torvalds-2002020517305 \ 6-16047-c1d11a41ed024864/cset@
>> index.html|ChangeSet@-1h
>> ChangeSet@1.298, 2002-02-13 13:43:04+01:00,
>> Add ordered tag support to the aic7xxx scsi driver
> The rest of the aic7xxx code uses MSG_ORDERED_TASK rather than
> MSG_ORDERED_Q_TAG. You have to scan through the headers to see that these are
># defined the same.

Jens, my patch from yesterday has this fixed.

> A problem (that is probably only an issue for older drives) is that while
> technically the standard requires all 3 types of TAG to be supported if tag
> queueing is, some drives really only have simple tag support in their
> firmware, so you may need to add a blacklist for ordered tags on certain
> drives.

Yes, this could get sticky. Does anyone know if other OSes have already
done this?

> A further issue is that you haven't added anything to the error recovery code
> for this. If error recovery is activated for the device at the reset level,
> all tags will be discarded by the device. The eh will retry the failing
> command and then the other tagged commands will be re-issued from the
> scsi_bottom_half_handler (assuming the low level device driver immediately
> fails them with DID_RESET) in the order in which the low level driver failed
> them. Thus you have potentially completely messed up the ordering when the
> commands all get retried.

I was wondering about this, we would need to change the error handler to
fail all the requests after the barrier. I was hoping the driver
did this for us ;-)


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