SD: infinite loop. (resend)

Rogier Wolff (
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 12:44:12 +0100 (MET)

Hi Linus,

You must have missed this the first time. So I'll send it again.

There is a small problem in sd.c: If a disk doesn't become ready, the
loop to try and spin it up doesn't terminate. This can be fixed by
moving one statement up a few lines. Patch below

(the "start of the loop time" variable (spintime_value) is set INSIDE
the loop, which means that the timeout is 100 seconds from 'now' and
stays that way. By moving it up into the "if" above, the value is only
set on the first iteration around the loop. )


--- linux-2.4.0.clean/drivers/scsi/sd.c Fri Oct 27 08:35:48 2000
+++ linux-2.4.0.jungo/drivers/scsi/sd.c Thu Jan 25 16:18:41 2001
@@ -798,9 +798,9 @@
SRpnt->sr_data_direction = SCSI_DATA_READ;
scsi_wait_req(SRpnt, (void *) cmd, (void *) buffer,
+ spintime_value = jiffies;
spintime = 1;
- spintime_value = jiffies;
time1 = HZ;
/* Wait 1 second for next try */
do {

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