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SubjectPATCH: scsi_scan.c: emulate windows behavior
I would have sworn we already patched this, but now I can find no record of

Attached is a one-liner patch to scsi_scan.c, which changes the length of
the INQUIRY data request from 255 bytes to 36 bytes. This subtle change
makes Linux act more like Win/MacOS and other popular OSes, and reduces
incompatibility with a broad range of out-of-spec devices that will simply
die if asked for more than the required minimum of 36 bytes.

Did we patch this before? I can't find it in the l-k archives, but I'm
almost positive we have. I remeber this because this problem plagues some
USB devices, which just crash if you ask for more than 36 bytes of data.

Patch is attached. Please apply.


Matthew Dharm Home:
Maintainer, Linux USB Mass Storage Driver

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--- linux/drivers/scsi/scsi_scan.old Tue Nov 13 10:12:19 2001
+++ linux/drivers/scsi/scsi_scan.c Tue Nov 13 10:13:58 2001
@@ -543,7 +543,7 @@
scsi_cmd[1] = 0; /* SCSI_3 and higher, don't touch */
scsi_cmd[2] = 0;
scsi_cmd[3] = 0;
- scsi_cmd[4] = 255;
+ scsi_cmd[4] = 36; /* 36 bytes, just like Win/MacOS */
scsi_cmd[5] = 0;
SRpnt->sr_cmd_len = 0;
SRpnt->sr_data_direction = SCSI_DATA_READ;[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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