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    SubjectRe: [Bisected] Latest git will not boot on MacBook
    Harald Arnesen wrote:
    > See attached photo of screen.
    > git bisect gives this:
    > 78ab88f04f44bed566d51dce0c7cbfeff6449a06 is first bad commit
    > commit 78ab88f04f44bed566d51dce0c7cbfeff6449a06
    > Author: Tejun Heo <>
    > Date: Thu May 1 23:41:41 2008 +0900
    > libata: improve post-reset device ready test
    > Some controllers (jmb and inic162x) use 0x77 and 0x7f to indicate that
    > the device isn't ready yet. It looks like they use 0xff if device
    > presence is detected but connection isn't established. 0x77 or 0x7f
    > after connection is established and use the value from signature FIS
    > after receiving it.
    > This patch implements ata_check_ready(), which takes TF status value
    > and determines whether the port is ready or not considering the above
    > and other conditions, and use it in @check_ready() functions. This is
    > safe as both 0x77 and 0x7f aren't valid ready status value even though
    > they have BSY bit cleared.
    > This fixes hot plug detection failures which can be triggered with
    > certain drives if they aren't already spun up when the data connector
    > is hot plugged.
    > Tested on sil, sil24, ahci (jmb/ich), piix and inic162x combined with
    > eight drives from all major vendors.
    > Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>
    > Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <>

    The change was reverted and I'm trying to come up with a better version.


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