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SubjectFor -stable: sata_mv: fix 8-port timeouts on 508x/6081 chips
commit b0bccb18bc523d1d5060d25958f12438062829a9
Author: Mark Lord <>
Date: Mon Jan 19 18:04:37 2009 -0500

sata_mv: fix 8-port timeouts on 508x/6081 chips

Fix a longstanding bug for the 8-port Marvell Sata controllers (508x/6081),
where accesses to the upper 4 ports would cause lost-interrupts / timeouts
for the lower 4-ports. With this patch, the 6081 boards should finally be
reliable enough for mainstream use with Linux.

Signed-off-by: Mark Lord <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <>

This should be backported to all -stable kernels.


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