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SubjectRe: [PATCH] IDE TCQ #4
On 15 Apr 02 at 21:11, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 15 Apr 02 at 21:00, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > >
> > > NULL pointer ...
> >
> > Could you decode that? It doesn't look like any of your drives support
> > TCQ, it should have enabled them right here:
>
> They were already decoded... Also others reported that - after accessing
> /proc/ide/ide0/hda/identify system dies... I believe that passing
> hand-created request to ide_raw_taskfile corrupts drive->free_req,
> and so subsequent drive command after this cat finds that
> drive->free_req.next is NULL and dies.

ide_raw_taskfile() sets rq.special to &ar - and &ar is on the stack,
in this function. Later it falls through to __ide_end_request(), which
does

ar = rq->special;
...
if (ar)
ata_ar_put(drive, ar);
which adds this ar into drive's free_req chain unconditionally. Maybe
ata_ar_put should check for ar_queue validity. And where ar_queue
member is initialized (or at least cleared) in this case at all?

Unfortunately here my knowledge ends.
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz

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