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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.13-rc1 05/10] IOCHK interface for I/O error handling/detecting
On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 02:11:42PM +0900, Hidetoshi Seto wrote:
> [This is 5 of 10 patches, "iochk-05-check_bridge.patch"]
...
> It means that A or B hits a bus error, but there is no data
> which one actually hits the error. So, C should notify the
> error to both of A and B, and clear the H's status to start
> its own I/Os.
>
> If there are only two devices, it become more simple. It is
> clear if one find a bridge error while another is check-in,
> the error is nothing except for another's.

Sorry, I don't understand this last paragraph.
I don't see how it's more simple with two devices (vs three) if
we don't exactly know which device caused the error. I thought
one still needed to reset/restart both devices. Is that correct?

The devices operate asyncronously from the drivers.
Only the driver can tell us for sure if IO was in flight for a
particular device and decide that a device could NOT have generated
an error.


Otherwise, so far, the patches look fine to me.

thanks,
grant
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