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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: fix residual byte count handling
On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:09:13 +0900
Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> >> - I think bugs caused by using raw_data_len instead of data_len are more
> >> subtle than the other way around. Using data_len instead of
> >> raw_data_len usually affects the application layer while using
> >> raw_data_len instead of data_len affects the DMA engine and transport layer.
> >
> > If we add extra_len, we can get what raw_data_len and data_len
> > provide.
> >
> > I can't see what changing the meaning of rq->data_len (and
> > investigating all the block drivers) gives us.
> No matter which way you go, you change the meaning of rq->data_len and
> you MUST inspect rq->data_len usage whichever way you go.

The patch doens't change that rq->data_len means the true data
length. But yeah, it breaks rq->data_len == sum(sg). So it might break
some drivers.

> Apply your patch and try to do sg IO on IDE cdrom w/ various
> transfer lengths.

I've just tried the patch with both ata and libata and it seems to

For anyone hitting this problem, please try the following patch:


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