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Date:   Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:27:21 -0800
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:     Bart Van Assche <Bart.VanAssche@...disk.com>
Cc:     "torvalds@...ux-foundation.org" <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "James.Bottomley@...senPartnership.com" 
        <James.Bottomley@...senPartnership.com>,
        "mingo@...nel.org" <mingo@...nel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "tglx@...utronix.de" <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "sathya.prakash@...adcom.com" <sathya.prakash@...adcom.com>,
        "suganath-prabu.subramani@...adcom.com" 
        <suganath-prabu.subramani@...adcom.com>,
        "hare@...e.de" <hare@...e.de>,
        "akpm@...ux-foundation.org" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Sreekanth.Reddy@...adcom.com" <Sreekanth.Reddy@...adcom.com>,
        "chaitra.basappa@...adcom.com" <chaitra.basappa@...adcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Revert "scsi: mpt3sas: Fix secure erase premature
 termination"

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 10:02:51PM +0000, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> I disagree. Even if my patch would be reverted that still wouldn't fix
> the severe race condition that was introduced in the mpt3sas driver by
> the patch that triggers the lockup during boot. As I explained two
> weeks ago (see also https://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg2411413.htm
> l), commit 18f6084a989b ("scsi: mpt3sas: Fix secure erase premature
> termination") is the one that should be reverted instead of my patch. I
> agree with Linus that the offending mpt3sas patch already should have
> been reverted.

In addition to that ATA passthrough through scsi CDBs is a fringe
feature compared to normal operation of the HBA. 

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