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SubjectBug in the sg driver


just got back from a customer with major problems
with a LTO-drive and an Adaptec 19160.

The problems was ones that HP claimed a firmware
upgrade would fix and even gave a tool for doing this:

Running this the first time would always segfault and trying
a second time would consistently panic the system.

We traced the segfault to sg_ioctl trying to do something.
After finding a vague hint with google I tried to boot with
mem=512M (The machine has 2GB of memory) and voila:
The update worked without any crashes.
We don't know yet if the firmware update fixed the original problem,
but the conclusion is:

sg_ioctl seems to address illegal parts of memory when used with
kernels where highmem is enabled.

Any sg-driver maintainers out there?

Best Regards

Dag Nygren email:
Oy Espoon NewTech Ab phone: +358 9 8024910
Träsktorpet 3 fax: +358 9 8024916
02360 ESBO Mobile: +358 400 426312

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