On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 10:11:21PM +0100, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> I'd like to ask whether that check
> if (real_buffersize != wanted_buffersize)
> DBG(1, "sanei_scsi_open: could not allocate SG buffer memory "
> "wanted: %i got: %i\n", wanted_buffersize, real_buffersize);
> return SANE_STATUS_NO_MEM;
> in sanei_scsi.c might be removed. It makes using SANE with scsi drivers
> which don't do scatter/gather very hard.
I don't understand this fully. With sanei_scsi_open there is no way to
tell the backend that the buffersize is smaller than expected. What
happens if the backend sends a bigger buffer than allowed? Is it just
slowed down or does the SCSI call return with an error?
sanei_scsi_open already reduces the buffer size if
proc/sys/kernel/sg-big-buff has a lower value but the backend can't
find out about it if I understood correctly.
Why don't you use sanei_scsi_open_extended if it is available for your
paltform? In this case the backend can try to get a big buffer and
knows the actual size it is allowed to use.
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