Subject: Re: Typo in WCHAN name?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/2000 19:48:44
On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Dave Huang wrote:

> I was doing a low level format of a hard drive (using scsictl format),
> and noticed that scsictl was waiting on "scistr" (line 288 of
> sys/dev/scsipi/scsipi_ioctl.c). Is that supposed to be
> "scsitr"? If not, what does it stand for? :)

Probably not a typo, but a space conservation. That spelling has been
there since version 1.2 of the file:
1.2          (mycroft 24-Nov-93):              tsleep(bp, PRIBIO, "scistr", 0);

Remember it was only recently that ps would auto-size fields. :-)

Note I'm assuming the desired thing was "scsistr" for whatever resason. It
could well just be a typo.

But since it's unique, it doesn't really matter. :-)

Take care,