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SubjectRe: fixed a bug of adma in rhel4u5 with HDS7250SASUN500G.
Kuan Luo wrote:
> First thank davide to help to send the attachment.
> Robert,
> The patch is to solve the error message "ata1: CPB flags CMD err,
> flags=0x11" when testing HDS7250SASUN500G in rhel4u5.
> I tested this hd in 2.6.24-rc7 which needed to remove the mask in
> blacklist to run the ncq and the same error also showed up.
> I traced the bug and found that the interrupt finished a command (for
> example, tag=0) when the driver got that adma status is
> NV_ADMA_STAT_DONE and cpb->resp_flags is NV_CPB_RESP_DONE.
> However, For this hd, the drive maybe didn't clear bit 0 at this moment.
> It meaned the hardware had not completely finished the command.
> If at the same time the driver freed the command(tag 0) and sended
> another command (tag 0), the error happened.
> The notifier register is 32-bit register containing notifier value.
> Value is bit vector containing one bit per tag number (0-31) in
> corresponding bit positions (bit 0 is for tag 0, etc). When bit is set
> then ADMA indicates that command with corresponding tag number completed
> execution.
> So i added the check notifier code. Sometimes i saw that the notifier
> reg set some bits , but the adma status set NV_ADMA_STAT_CMD_COMPLETE
> ,not NV_ADMA_STAT_DONE. So i added the NV_ADMA_STAT_CMD_COMPLETE check
> code.

Kuan, does this patch (using the notifiers to see if the command is
really done) still work if one port on the controller has ADMA disabled
because it's in ATAPI mode? I seem to recall Allen Martin mentioning
that notifiers wouldn't work in this case.

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