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Subject[PATCH] Re: [2.6.1] Kernel panic with ppa driver updates
On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 07:35:52PM -0800, walt wrote:
> Only one of the print statements was executed, apparently:
>
> ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
> dev = dfd67940, dev->cur_cmd = 7232b2df
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 7232b403
> printing eip:
> c027bc25
>
> The remainder of the message was identical to the previous post -- no
> extra printed messages anywhere.

Aaaaaargh.... dev = memset(dev, 0, sizeof(dev)); - spot the bug here...
Fix follows. Linus, apply it, please. Amazing that it survives in modular
case...

diff -urN RC2-bk1-base/drivers/scsi/imm.c RC2-bk1-current/drivers/scsi/imm.c
--- RC2-bk1-base/drivers/scsi/imm.c Thu Feb 5 18:48:49 2004
+++ RC2-bk1-current/drivers/scsi/imm.c Sat Feb 7 22:44:16 2004
@@ -1153,7 +1153,7 @@
if (!dev)
return -ENOMEM;

- memset(dev, 0, sizeof(dev));
+ memset(dev, 0, sizeof(imm_struct));

dev->base = -1;
dev->mode = IMM_AUTODETECT;
diff -urN RC2-bk1-base/drivers/scsi/ppa.c RC2-bk1-current/drivers/scsi/ppa.c
--- RC2-bk1-base/drivers/scsi/ppa.c Thu Feb 5 18:48:57 2004
+++ RC2-bk1-current/drivers/scsi/ppa.c Sat Feb 7 22:44:27 2004
@@ -1010,7 +1010,7 @@
dev = kmalloc(sizeof(ppa_struct), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!dev)
return -ENOMEM;
- memset(dev, 0, sizeof(dev));
+ memset(dev, 0, sizeof(ppa_struct));
dev->base = -1;
dev->mode = PPA_AUTODETECT;
dev->recon_tmo = PPA_RECON_TMO;
-
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