Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169083
consider backporting st reference counting changes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
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Description of problem:
Changes were recently accepted in kernel.org's 2.6.14 kernel to add reference counting to the SCSI tape driver. Without these changes, surprise removal of the HBA connected to a tape drive is problematic. It would be great if Red Hat could backport this functionality.
Discussion of these changes is here:
I'll try to attach patches against your U2 sources.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 119164 [details]
patch for st.c against RHEL4 U2
Created attachment 119165 [details]
patch for st.h against RHEL4 U2
A slightly different but functionally equivalent version of these changes has
already been incorporated in the RHEL4 kernel. Closing this bug out.