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SubjectRe: 2.4.10pre7aa1
On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 08:03:44PM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 07:41:58PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > In article <20010910175416.A714@athlon.random> you wrote:
> > > Only in 2.4.10pre4aa1: 00_paride-max_sectors-1
> > > Only in 2.4.10pre7aa1: 00_paride-max_sectors-2
> > >
> > > Rediffed (also noticed the gendisk list changes deleted too much stuff
> > > here so resurrected it).
> >
> > Do you plan to submit the max_sectors changes to Linus & Alan?
> > Otherwise I will do as they seem to be needed for reliable operation.
>
> agreed, Linus, here it is ready for merging into mainline:

I think the sd part is much more interesting for most users..
Version from 2.4.10pre7aa1 is here:

diff -urN 2.4.7/drivers/scsi/sd.c sd_max_sectors/drivers/scsi/sd.c
--- 2.4.7/drivers/scsi/sd.c Sat Jul 21 00:04:23 2001
+++ sd_max_sectors/drivers/scsi/sd.c Mon Jul 23 04:31:00 2001
@@ -90,6 +90,7 @@
static int *sd_sizes;
static int *sd_blocksizes;
static int *sd_hardsizes; /* Hardware sector size */
+static int *sd_max_sectors;

static int check_scsidisk_media_change(kdev_t);
static int fop_revalidate_scsidisk(kdev_t);
@@ -1095,15 +1096,30 @@
if (!sd_hardsizes)
goto cleanup_blocksizes;

+ sd_max_sectors = kmalloc((sd_template.dev_max << 4) * sizeof(int), GFP_ATOMIC);
+ if (!sd_max_sectors)
+ goto cleanup_max_sectors;
+
for (i = 0; i < sd_template.dev_max << 4; i++) {
sd_blocksizes[i] = 1024;
sd_hardsizes[i] = 512;
+ /*
+ * Allow lowlevel device drivers to generate 512k large scsi
+ * commands if they know what they're doing and they ask for it
+ * explicitly via the SHpnt->max_sectors API.
+ */
+ sd_max_sectors[i] = MAX_SEGMENTS*8;
}

for (i = 0; i < N_USED_SD_MAJORS; i++) {
blksize_size[SD_MAJOR(i)] = sd_blocksizes + i * (SCSI_DISKS_PER_MAJOR << 4);
hardsect_size[SD_MAJOR(i)] = sd_hardsizes + i * (SCSI_DISKS_PER_MAJOR << 4);
+ max_sectors[SD_MAJOR(i)] = sd_max_sectors + i * (SCSI_DISKS_PER_MAJOR << 4);
}
+ /*
+ * FIXME: should unregister blksize_size, hardsect_size and max_sectors when
+ * the module is unloaded.
+ */
sd = kmalloc((sd_template.dev_max << 4) *
sizeof(struct hd_struct),
GFP_ATOMIC);
@@ -1155,6 +1171,8 @@
cleanup_sd_gendisks:
kfree(sd);
cleanup_sd:
+ kfree(sd_max_sectors);
+cleanup_max_sectors:
kfree(sd_hardsizes);
cleanup_blocksizes:
kfree(sd_blocksizes);
diff -urN 2.4.7/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx.h sd_max_sectors/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx.h
--- 2.4.7/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx.h Wed Jun 20 16:50:58 2001
+++ sd_max_sectors/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx.h Mon Jul 23 04:30:58 2001
@@ -96,6 +96,7 @@
this_id: 7, \
sg_tablesize: SCSI_NCR_SG_TABLESIZE, \
cmd_per_lun: SCSI_NCR_CMD_PER_LUN, \
+ max_sectors: MAX_SEGMENTS*8, \
use_clustering: DISABLE_CLUSTERING}

#else
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