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SubjectRe: Infinite retries reading the partition table
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On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 11:14 -0800, Luben Tuikov wrote:
> It is. If good_bytes=0 then nothing is up to date and uptodate should
> be set to 0.

That's not a correct assumption. Zero transfer commands, like TEST UNIT
READY are perfectly happy to complete successfully with good_bytes == 0.

> Look at my comment before the function call:
> /* A number of bytes were successfully read. ...
>
> I repeat again: it doesn't make sense to call scsi_end_request
> with uptodate=1 and good_bytes=0, since _no bytes are uptodate_.

We can certainly debate that, but it's not appropriate to do it as part
of an unrelated patch.

James


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