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SubjectRe: 2.6.27.6 question: ata_sff_hsm_move: ata15 (why always ata15)?
On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:14:01 +0900
Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:22:58 -0600
> > Robert Hancock <hancockr@shaw.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> Justin Piszcz wrote:
> >>> I am trying to find out what the root cause of this error/problem is:
> >>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462425
> >> 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.

It seems to be needed for various devices and some controllers. Given we
don't know which it seems to be the sensible starting point for almost any
failure involving a DRQ being left on. It won't fix them all but it is
the one case that can easily be eliminated.

Alan


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