Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124453
Request update of st.c driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
Would it be possible to get the scsi tape driver (st.c) in the redhat
enterprise kernel updated to the kernel-2.4.25 version?
This newer driver fixes an issue with tape drives using variable
block size (which is darn near all current tape hardware). The
version string for the newer driver is "20040102".
The only file that was changed is drivers/scsi/st.c (in the kernel
tree). The new version was integrated in the 2.4.25 'reference'
The changelog info for this is:
Move checking the status of previous write before possible buffer
extension. Prevents possible data corruption in variable block mode
if the buffer is being extended more than once.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The new version of the st.c driver has just been committed to the
RHEL3 U3 patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-15.12.EL).
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.