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SubjectRe: [RFT] major libata update
Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
>
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I'd be a little concerned with that merge plan at this time - we have a lot
> > of sata bug reports banked up and afaict a pretty low fixup rate. Then
> > again, these patches might fix some of those bugs...
> >
> > I guess if we can get it all in early (which is only a couple of weeks
> > away!) and you and Tejun will have time set aside to work on problems then
> > OK. But....
>
>
> As you can see from the list just sent, the improved error handling will
> give libata much greater ability to diagnose "controller is being weird"
> type situations, which is a lot of what the relevant bug reports need.
>
> After reviewing those bug reports, I see a couple oopses -- caused by
> BUG()-style code, and fixed in this update -- and one data corruption
> which persists on Sil 311x on rare motherboards. The rest are either
> addressed with the improved error handling, or are ATAPI + VIA AFAICS.
>

ok, thanks.

Next -mm I'll suck up the libata changes, drop a pile of the hairier stuff
and I'll ask each originator to test that patchset.
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