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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.32.3] ahci: AHCI and RAID mode SATA patch for Intel Cougar Point DeviceIDs
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On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl> wrote:
> Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> It would be interesting to see what happens if you actually plug
>> something into that port that's having the issues, and see what
>> happens. I'm kind of inclined to suspect it's a hardware fault, though
>> it would likely require a report from someone else with the same or
>> similar board model to confirm that..
>
> 2.6.32.3 with the patch disabling JMB363 and "catch all AHCI" applied.
> Nothing connected to SATA, only PATA in use.
>
> I understand the following doesn't set the AHCI_HFLAG_IGN_IRQ_IF_ERR
> and thus doesn't ignore PORT_IRQ_IF_ERR, but the latter doesn't seem to
> be set.
>
> # echo -n 197b 2363 > new_id
>
> ahci 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
> ahci 0000:02:00.0: AHCI 0001.0000 32 slots 2 ports 3 Gbps 0x3 impl SATA mode
> ahci 0000:02:00.0: flags: 64bit ncq pm led clo pmp pio slum part
> ahci 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> scsi9 : ahci
> scsi10 : ahci
> ata9: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m8192@0xfe9fe000 port 0xfe9fe100 irq 16
> ata10: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m8192@0xfe9fe000 port 0xfe9fe180 irq 16
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
> ata9: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
>
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status changed
> ata10: SError: { CommWake DevExch }
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
> ata10: EH complete
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status changed
> ata10: SError: { CommWake DevExch }
> ata10: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 310)
> ata10: EH complete
> ...
>
> sometimes the two lines become:
>
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4060000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: SError: { PHYInt CommWake DevExch }
>
> Now plugging something into the mb connector (1.5 Gbps device, the same
> which my VT6421A-based miniPCI card doesn't like):
>
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4050000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: irq_stat 0x00400040, connection status changed
> ata10: SError: { PHYRdyChg CommWake DevExch }
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
> ata10.00: ATA-7: Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB, B090428a, max UDMA/100
> ata10.00: 125045424 sectors, multi 1: LBA
> ata10.00: configured for UDMA/100
> ata10: EH complete
> scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      Kingston SSDNow  B090 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg8 type 0
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] 125045424 512-byte logical blocks: (64.0 GB/59.6 GiB)
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Write Protect is off
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Attached SCSI disk
>
> Absolutely no problems with fs access, expected linear transfer speed
> etc.
>
> Well, let's unplug it. Power down first:
>
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x990000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: irq_stat 0x00400000, PHY RDY changed
> ata10: SError: { PHYRdyChg 10B8B Dispar LinkSeq }
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
> ata10: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 310)
> ata10.00: disabled
> ata10: EH complete
> ata10.00: detaching (SCSI 10:0:0:0)
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Stopping disk
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] START_STOP FAILED
> sd 10:0:0:0: [sdh] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
>
> Seems stable at this point, no additional messages.
>
> Then removing the plug from (unpowered) SSD - IRQs start appearing again
> every few seconds. Mostly:
>
> ata10: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4000000 action 0xe frozen
> ata10: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status changed
> ata10: SError: { DevExch }
> ata10: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
> ata10: hard resetting link
> ata10: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 310)
> ata10: EH complete
>
> sometimes SErr 0x4060000 and 0x4040000
>
> Fine, so let's connect it again (device still not powered):
> Messages stopped.
>
> Disconnected again, messages started, reconnected, stopped.
>
> Am I to use the SSD as a passive SATA terminator?
>
> Any further ideas welcome :-)

Hmm.. From those test results I really suspect some kind of hardware
fault. Could be a defective motherboard - I don't know if that chip
needs any terminating resistors on the motherboard for the SATA signal
lines or something, if so, could be they weren't installed properly..
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