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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ide-dma.c, ide.c, ide.h, kernel 2.4.24

> Glenn, your patch hides potential problems - these functions shouldn't be
> called if host doesn't support DMA. However there is one place when
> ->ide_dma_host_off() shouldn't be called unconditionally, here is a patch.
> It is not pretty but at least consistent - we check hwif->ide_dma_check
> to see if DMA is supported in other places too. Does it fix the problem?

Not quite. If we go forward with a patch like that, then it must be
updated to include at least two other places that I know of
immediately. The updated patch would be something similar to the one
at the bottom of this e-mail.

On a further note, how should hdparm -d behave on my controller, the
relivant lines from dmesg are:

SIS5513: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:01.1
SIS5513: chipset revision 8
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
SIS5513: SiS551x ATA 16 controller
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf870-0xf877, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
SIS5513: simplex device: DMA disabled
ide1: SIS5513 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
hda: WDC AC21000H, ATA DISK drive
hdc: Maxtor 6Y080L0, ATA DISK drive

"hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc" returns an operation not permitted, but "hdparm
-d 1 /dev/hda" is successful and results in future calls to "hdparm -d
1 /dev/hdc" seemingly locking the computer.

> Are you sure that it doesn't happen on 2.6.1? Maybe you've used a bit
> different config (ie. compiled without DMA support)?

Oops, on further research it did exhibit the exact same problem.
Sorry about the misdiagnosis.

Let me know how I can continue to help.


[Sorry about my tardy response]

--- linux-2.4.24-orig/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c 2003-11-28 18:26:20.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-2.4.24/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c 2004-01-27 05:19:41.000000000 +0000
@@ -912,7 +912,8 @@
// ide_delay_50ms();

- hwif->ide_dma_host_off(drive);
+ if (hwif->ide_dma_check) /* Check if host supports DMA */
+ hwif->ide_dma_host_off(drive);

@@ -980,10 +981,13 @@
drive->id->dma_1word &= ~0x0F00;

- if (speed >= XFER_SW_DMA_0)
- hwif->ide_dma_host_on(drive);
- else
- hwif->ide_dma_off_quietly(drive);
+ if (speed >= XFER_SW_DMA_0) {
+ if (hwif->ide_dma_check) /* Check if host supports DMA */
+ hwif->ide_dma_host_on(drive);
+ } else {
+ if (hwif->ide_dma_check) /* Check if host supports DMA */
+ hwif->ide_dma_off_quietly(drive);
+ }

switch(speed) {
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