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SubjectRe: questions regarding possible violation of AHCI spec in AHCI driver
Hello,

On 12/08/2010 07:48 PM, Jian Peng wrote:
> So it is reasonable to add extra check in ahci_start_engine() without returning status of ST bit. If so, here is my patch
>
> --- libahci.c.orig 2010-12-08 10:42:48.383976763 -0800
> +++ libahci.c 2010-12-08 10:45:17.495156944 -0800
> @@ -542,6 +542,13 @@
> {
> void __iomem *port_mmio = ahci_port_base(ap);
> u32 tmp;
> + u8 status = readl(port_mmio + PORT_TFDATA) & 0xFF;
> +
> + /* avoid race condition per spec (end of section 10.1.2) */
> + if (status & (ATA_BUSY | ATA_DRQ) ||
> + ahci_scr_read(&ap->link, SCR_STATUS, &tmp) ||
> + (tmp & 0x0f) != 0x03)
> + return;
>
> /* start DMA */
> tmp = readl(port_mmio + PORT_CMD);

Yes, it is reasonable but I want to see that it actually fixes
something. There are just too many controllers which use this path to
blindly apply the above change and given my previous explanation even
without the above change any ahci controller _should_ work fine.

Thanks.

--
tejun


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