Re: Bug in the sg driver
From: Randy.Dunlap (rddunlap_at_osdl.org)
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 11:20:28 -0700 To: Dag Nygren <email@example.com>
On Mon, 06 Oct 2003 21:06:36 +0300 Dag Nygren <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| just got back from a customer with major problems
| with a LTO-drive and an Adaptec 19160.
| The problems was ones that HP claimed a firmware
| upgrade would fix and even gave a tool for doing this:
| Running this the first time would always segfault and trying
| a second time would consistently panic the system.
| We traced the segfault to sg_ioctl trying to do something.
| After finding a vague hint with google I tried to boot with
| mem=512M (The machine has 2GB of memory) and voila:
| The update worked without any crashes.
| We don't know yet if the firmware update fixed the original problem,
| but the conclusion is:
| sg_ioctl seems to address illegal parts of memory when used with
| kernels where highmem is enabled.
| Any sg-driver maintainers out there?
from MAINTAINERS file:
SCSI SG DRIVER
P: Doug Gilbert
Any details, like kernel version, oops or panic logs, etc.?
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