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Date:	Thu, 6 Dec 2007 10:14:47 +1100
From:	Neil Brown <>
To:	Jens Axboe <>
Subject: Re: Is BIO_RW_FAILFAST really usable?

On Tuesday December 4, wrote:
> Hrmpf. It looks like the SCSI layer is a little too trigger happy. Any
> chance you could try and trace where this happens?

in scsi_lib.c, in scsi_request_fn, near the top of the main
   while (!blk_queue_plugged(q)) {

		if (!scsi_dev_queue_ready(q, sdev)) {
			if ((req->cmd_flags & REQ_FAILFAST) &&
			    !(req->cmd_flags & REQ_PREEMPT)) {
				scsi_kill_request(req, q);

If I remove the "if failfast and not preempt then kill" logic, my
problem goes away.

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