On Wed, Jun 24, 1998 at 12:10:39AM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> without knowing what i am doing i got as far as inquireing the SCSI bus.
> Now it hangs in scsi.c in down(&sem) ...
> What is this down ? I am not that used to semaphores etc ... might
> someone shed a light on me :) ...
Took me some hours to read me into the kernel source. I think
nobody ever thought on documentation like "It was hard to write - so it
should be hard to read" ... I found down(&sem) to be a
function to give back control from the current thread/process to the
scheduler setting an "I am waiting for an signal" flag for
this process... Hmm ok ... found this ... but if i think correctly
an scsi command should time out after a while ... This doesnt
happen ... *weird* ...
Ok ... it was 4:00 this morning beeing ready to go home, will be
as late tonight :) Maybe ill try some console things first, no dma
etc ... might be easier (serial console) ... :)
Florian Lohoff firstname.lastname@example.org +49-5241-470566