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SubjectRe: question: ata_sff_hsm_move: ata15 (why always ata15)?
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:22:58 -0600
> Robert Hancock <> wrote:
>> Justin Piszcz wrote:
>>> I am trying to find out what the root cause of this error/problem is:
>> The problem is that people assume that timeouts with DRDY like that bug
>> refers to must be the same problem when it is often not
> The first stopping point is to apply the DRQ drain patch I sent to the
> list some time ago and is hopefully lined up for 2.6.29. After that point
> you can begin to look at the remaining cases, until then its hardly worth
> it.

Is it really? For many SATA controllers, DRQ draining isn't really
necessary. PATA might be a completely different story tho.


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