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SubjectRe: SCSI tape crashes (was Re: BUG() in asm/pci.h:142 with 2.4.13)
On Tue, Oct 30 2001, Dan Maas wrote:
> > Can people try out this patch? I believe this will fix the bug.
> > + tb->sg[0].page = NULL;
> > if (tb->sg[segs].address == NULL) {
>
> For the sake of making this clear to other kernel hackers (I got bitten by
> it too) - starting with 2.4.13 you must zero out the fields of struct
> scatterlist that you are not using. i.e. it is no longer sufficient to
> simply set sg.address and sg.length, because junk might still be present in
> the new sg.page field, and pci_map_*() will BUG() if both sg.address and
> sg.page are non-zero.

True, perhaps we should add a init_sg or something like that.

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Jens Axboe

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