cvs commit: src/sys/dev/usb umass.c

M. Warner Losh imp at
Mon Mar 6 15:24:10 PST 2006

In message: <440B41DF.1010305 at>
            Nate Lawson <nate at> writes:
: Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
: > phk         2006-03-05 17:52:32 UTC
: > 
: >   FreeBSD src repository
: > 
: >   Modified files:
: >     sys/dev/usb          umass.c 
: >   Log:
: >   When we get an unknown ATAPI comand, try it even if it is not listed,
: >   in all likelyhood just passing it through will work.
: >   
: >   Revision  Changes    Path
: >   1.134     +4 -2      src/sys/dev/usb/umass.c
: Given that most umass devices can't even handle the commands required by 
: the spec (RBC), this seems dangerous.  Still, might be worth trying in 
: HEAD just to see what commands it needs to support.

It depends on the umass device.  The thumb drives are universally
stupid and fragile.  This change is dangerous for them (although why
one would send arbitrary commands to them I know not).  There are a
number of usb2 to PATA or SATA that this fix is the right thing to do,
since for those it is required to get things like cdrecord to run w/o


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