Re: 2.4.23pre6aa3 scsi oops

From: Andrea Arcangeli
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 05:29:35 EST

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 10:49:29AM +0800, Jamie Clark wrote:
> Hi,
> Consistent oops with 2.4.23pre6aa3 after 3-4 hours running bonnie on
> ext3 fs through qla2300 HBA. (w SMP, HIGHMEM) The test machine was
> completely wedged so I ended up transcribing the oops from the vga
> console. No typos I think.

I need to release an update that has a chance to fix it. Jens identified
problem in his last_merge scsi patch so I will back it out.

you can try to backout it by yourself in the meantime, it's called
\*elevator-merge-fast-path\* . or you can disable it with this patch:

--- xx/drivers/block/elevator.c.~1~ 2003-10-17 21:49:49.000000000 +0200
+++ xx/drivers/block/elevator.c 2003-11-04 11:27:13.000000000 +0100
@@ -77,6 +77,7 @@ inline int bh_rq_in_between(struct buffe
static int rq_mergeable(struct request *req, struct buffer_head *bh,
request_queue_t *q, int rw, int count, int max_sectors)
+ return 0;
if (q->head_active && !q->plugged) {
struct request *next;
next = blkdev_entry_next_request(&q->queue_head);

Hope this helps.
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