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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Tejun Heo wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Tejun Heo wrote:
>>> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>>> Tomasz Torcz wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 01:00:06PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>>>>> After much development and review, I merged a massive pile of libata
>>>>>> patches from Tejun Heo and Albert Lee. This update contains the
>>>>>> following major libata
>>>>>
>>>>> Any plans to merge http://home-tj.org/wiki/index.php/Sil_m15w ? Or
>>>>> maybe it's merged already?
>>>>> Seagate firmware update seems to be available only for OEMs, so this
>>>>> quirk is pretty helpful for end users.
>>>>
>>>> Its a question of staging. This still lives in the 'sii-m15w'
>>>> branch of libata-dev.git, but if we throw too many _classes_ of
>>>> changes into the same big lump, then it becomes much more difficult
>>>> to discern which changes caused which failures.
>>>>
>>>> Since sata_sil has seen several changes, and since the sii-m15w
>>>> problems are so difficult to diagnose properly, its easier to
>>>> separate that out.
>>>
>>> Are you planning on merging sil_m15w workaround?
>>
>> Yes, but after 2.6.18.
>
> Cool.
>
>>> FYI, from the first time it was submitted (last summer) till 2.6.16,
>>> it took very little effort to maintain it. The current big update
>>> would necessitate some changes to it but I don't think it will be too
>>> much work. My experience says m15w doesn't add too much maintenance
>>> overhead.
>>
>> Its actively maintained in the 'sii-m15w' branch of libata-dev.git.
>>
>
> I have been maintaining my own. :) BTW, with 2.6.16, m15_cxt has to
> move from qc->private_data to ap->private_data.

Okay, we've been talking about different things. You're talking about
excluding non-affected drives from m15w blacklist while I'm talking
about the handle-large-writes-by-qc-rewrite m15w workaround. The URL
Tomasz Torcz wrote contains the workaround.

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tejun
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