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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix SCSI regression in 2.6.27 [was [Bugme-new] [Bug 12099] New: Nokia 5310 storage-mode]
    On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, James Bottomley wrote:

    > On Tue, 2008-11-25 at 10:34 -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
    > > This patch is intended for 2.6.27.stable and 2.6.28. It's a temporary
    > > fix for a problem affecting a number of USB mass-storage devices
    > > (including many Nokia phones): When trying to access a nonexistent
    > > "last" sector, the SCSI midlayer gets caught in an endless retry loop.
    > Can't we just invoke the last sector handling flag for all Nokia
    > devices?

    That would work for those devices... until and unless Nokia ever
    decides to correct their bug. It won't help anything else.

    > This would cause tape errors on unit attention (fairly common
    > condition). It can be argued that we get more users of USB mobile
    > phones than tapes, but I'd rather keep both communities happy

    Me too. I realize this patch hasn't been tested or vetted by anyone in
    the SCSI development crowd. That's why I've been pestering you guys
    about it!

    > By and large, the reason we backport from head if at all possible is so
    > we can avoid bugs like this creeping into stable. (And backporting from
    > head is far easier if the bug fixes are small and don't contain
    > miscellaneous code clean ups, control flow changes and comment fixes)

    > I tried to untangle it on the 'plane yesterday. I've just got a bit
    > more testing to do then I'll post the patch to your patch.

    That's fine with me. I just don't want to see the same problem
    continuing on into

    Alan Stern

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