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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] firs round of SCSI bug fixes for 2.6.29-rc1
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    On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Andrew Morton
    <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
    ...
    >> + CHIPREG_WRITE32(&ioc->chip->Doorbell, 0xC0FFEE00);
    >> + panic("%s: Firmware is halted due to command timeout\n",
    >> + ioc->name);
    >> + }
    >> +}
    >> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(mpt_halt_firmware);
    >
    > Doing a panic() after we've already detected an error is plain nasty.
    > Is there no way in which we can allow the kernel to continue?

    Basically what James said. It's not long though: only 6 emails.
    I started that thread thinking the same thing you did:
    http://marc.info/?t=123123569200003&r=1&w=2

    TBH, I still wouldn't implement it the way LSI maintainers did.
    I'm happy they are the maintainers and it's their call.

    grant


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