Re: AIC + RAID1 error? (was: Re: aic7xxx errors)

Justin T. Gibbs (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:06:44 -0600

>What about a kind of timer ?

The functions are run serially. If I'm to wait, I must block
or risk having the machine powered off prior to completing my shutdown.

A coworker of mine playing with the MD code reminded me that
he had to change the priority of the MD notifier to make it work.
I believe that this is the correct fix as there are other SCSI
drivers that have shutdown hooks.

All HBA drivers currently use 0 (or the lowest) as their priority.
MD (line 3475 of drivers/md/md.c) uses 0 too. Change it to INT_MAX
and MD will always get shutdown prior to any child devices it might

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