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SubjectRe: [stable] [patch 10/50] libata: force hardreset if link is in powersave mode
On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 06:27:15PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, 6 Jun 2008, Chris Wright wrote:
> >
> > -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
> > ---------------------
> >
> > From: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
> >
> > Inhibiting link PM mode doesn't bring the link back online if it's
> > already in powersave mode. If SRST is used in these cases, libata EH
> > thinks that the link is offline and fails detection. Force hardreset
> > if link is in powersave mode.
>
> This isn't upstream. Maybe there's some reason it's not needed upstream,
> but it would be nice to know.

To quote Tejun when he sent this patch:
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Patch for -stable only. Devel branch now uses hardreset by
default so this type of promotion logic isn't necessary anymore.


thanks,

greg k-h


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