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SubjectRe: Serverworks OSB4 in impossible state
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Am Mon, 2002-06-10 um 18.41 schrieb Daniela Engert:

> The intersting bits of the DMA status register are bits 0 though 2. A
> value of 5 indicates the condition "interrupt from unit, DMA state
> machine active". This is a valid status! It basically means the unit
> issued an interrupt before the PRD table is exhausted. This makes sense
> because the CD-ROM units fails to transfer the amount of data described
> by the PRD table because of the non-recoverable read error.

Shouldn't the error bit be set too? (But that wouldn't make any
difference with the current driver ...)
> What you makes sense (the next DMA transfer is scheduled but never
> carried out by the CD-ROM unit) except for the panic, ofcoz. The
> correct driver action in this case were stopping the DMA engine and
> issuing a reset of the state machines involved (both on the host and
> the unit side).

The message, the comments in the code, and what Alan wrote here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=de&lr=&threadm=linux.kernel.Pine.LNX.4.31.0206031234370.12103-100000%40boxer.fnal.gov&rnum=2&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dosb4-bug%2540ide.cabal.tm%26hl%3Dde%26lr%3D%26selm%3Dlinux.kernel.Pine.LNX.4.31.0206031234370.12103-100000%2540boxer.fnal.gov%26rnum%3D2
suggest that trying to recover from this condition is extremely
dangerous (note that the kernel doesn't even panic(), because
a sync() may kill a disk, the comments say).
Anyway, thanks a lot for your insightful comments.
Martin

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