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SubjectRe: [patch 2/6] ide: fix ide_kill_rq() for special ide-{floppy,tape} driver requests
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On Wednesday 24 June 2009 01:16:11 David Miller wrote:
> From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:26:06 +0200
>
> > From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH] ide: fix ide_kill_rq() for special ide-{floppy,tape} driver requests
> >
> > Such requests should be failed with -EIO (like all other requests
> > in this function) instead of being completed successfully.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > Untested, you may try pinging Borislav and/or Tejun about possible
> > testing if you would like to verify the patch before applying.
>
> This must be tested in some way. I can see this potentially
> breaking something.
>
> Especially this is true because ide_complete_rq() does it's
> "complete whole request right now" logic for error <= 0.

/*
* if failfast is set on a request, override number of sectors
* and complete the whole request right now
*/
if (blk_noretry_request(rq) && error <= 0)
nr_bytes = blk_rq_sectors(rq) << 9;

It is a historical leftover from the days that we did partial request
completions. Please notice that the patch doesn't affect this chunk.

> Borislov/Tejun, can either of you test this code path with this
> change applied? I'd very much appreciate it.
>
> Thanks!
>
> > drivers/ide/ide-io.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > Index: b/drivers/ide/ide-io.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- a/drivers/ide/ide-io.c
> > +++ b/drivers/ide/ide-io.c
> > @@ -152,7 +152,7 @@ void ide_kill_rq(ide_drive_t *drive, str
> >
> > if ((media == ide_floppy || media == ide_tape) && drv_req) {
> > rq->errors = 0;
> > - ide_complete_rq(drive, 0, blk_rq_bytes(rq));
> > + ide_complete_rq(drive, -EIO, blk_rq_bytes(rq));
> > } else {
> > if (media == ide_tape)
> > rq->errors = IDE_DRV_ERROR_GENERAL;
>


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