[ sorry for the late reply ]
On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 11:49:15AM +0100, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 11:35:30PM +0300, Sergij Kolisnyk wrote:
> > Hello! The BUG: Author of patch in
> > http://www.torque.net/parport/archive/current/2458.html have just
> > confused max_segments with max_sectors. In result driver built
> > clustered ATA requests exceeding the maximum of 256 sectors. My
> > driver failed on that error, and I fixed this confusing (after
> > reading 2.4. ll_rw_blk.c). (May be pd.c has some features, that
> > prevent it failing on this bug, but I think such confuse should be
> > fixed anyway ;-) )
> I don't really know that code well enough to comment. Andrea?
the patch looks correct (maybe it is just included, I didn't checekd).
It probably started to trigger around 2.4.2 because the otherwise
default MAX_SECTORS grown. Infact I've no idea why it is been decreased
to 256 in 2.4.2, I definitely overlooked that change.
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