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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix for ide-scsi crash

>> Agree, it's a bug. Pascal, care to take a stab at fixing it? You're the
>> most avid ide-cd non-2kb block size user at the moment :)

> There's a lot of macros related to sector sizes in ide-cd.h. I suppose
> all that would need to be changed to depend on the real hardware sector
> size?

I've actually looked at the code now and it seems that it might be
quite easy to fix this, after all.

I have a question about cdrom_start_read_continuation:

Variables called nframes and frames are computed but never used. Only
nskip actually gets factored into the request:

rq->current_nr_sectors += nskip;

The others are local vars and never get assigned to anything more
global. So I conclude they are meaningless? I ask because this
is one of the places that uses SECTORS_PER_FRAME and it doesn't make
sense to me.

Unrelated question:

Later on, the code decides to use DMA only for requests aligned
on a SECTORS_PER_FRAME boundary. Where does this limitation come from?
Does it come from the drive, so that alignment to 512 byte would be
enough on a drive with 512 byte sectors?

I've actually ordered some 512 byte sector MO discs today and will try
to get them working with ide-cd once they arrive here.


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