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SubjectRe: cmd64x: irq 14: nobody cared - system is dreadfully slow
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On Monday 22 June 2009 21:01:37 Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 22 June 2009, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > On Monday 22 June 2009 17:16:04 Frans Pop wrote:
> > Thanks. Please notice 0701 0701 words above -- it means that this
> > device reports both SWDMA0 and MWDMA0 enabled at once (which results
> > in IDE layer failing DMA tuning).
> >
> > The patch below should fix it
>
> Yes, this gives back MWDMA2 for hdd.

Cool.

> > and it would be quite interesting to try
> > it on vanilla kernel to see if it helps with unexpected IRQ problem.
>
> Will do later.
>
> > However this still doesn't explain the regression fully -- we had
> > ide_id_dma_bug() checks since Dec 2007 (and equivalent
> > ide_dma_verbose() ones since almost forever) while 2.6.26 (which works
> > fine) is much younger than that. I suspect that there are some other
> > kernel changes coming into the picture (Power Management?). Would it
> > be possible to try 2.6.2[78] and/or bisect this problem further?
>
> I suspect commit 8d64fcd9 "ide: identify data word 53 bit 1 doesn't cover
> words 62 and 63 (take 3)":
> @@ -396,15 +393,14 @@ int ide_id_dma_bug(ide_drive_t *drive)
>
> if (id[ATA_ID_FIELD_VALID] & 4) {
> if ((id[ATA_ID_UDMA_MODES] >> 8) &&
> (id[ATA_ID_MWDMA_MODES] >> 8))
> goto err_out;
> - } else if (id[ATA_ID_FIELD_VALID] & 2) {
> - if ((id[ATA_ID_MWDMA_MODES] >> 8) &&
> - (id[ATA_ID_SWDMA_MODES] >> 8))
> - goto err_out;
> - }
> + } else if ((id[ATA_ID_MWDMA_MODES] >> 8) &&
> + (id[ATA_ID_SWDMA_MODES] >> 8))
> + goto err_out;
>
>
> The logs I posted were from 2.6.30. I also tried 2.6.29 and that did *not*

This breaks my beautiful theory about the root cause of unexpected IRQs.. ;(

> yet have the DMA problem. The commit above is from the 2.6.30 development
> cycle, so that fits. I expect you can verify it from the identify data.

I had the same idea initially, unfortunately bit 1 is set for word 53 so this
must be something else...

> > From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH] ide: relax DMA info validity checking
> >
> > There are some broken devices that report multiple DMA xfer modes
> > enabled at once (ATA spec doesn't allow it) but otherwise work fine
> > with DMA so just delete ide_id_dma_bug().
>
> The question is maybe: are there other devices that currently have dma
> disabled because of the (old) code and would stop working with
> ide_id_dma_bug() completely removed? The conservative thing to do I guess
> would be to reverse 8d64fcd9.

This is quite unlikely given that libata has never had such checks..

> There is one thing I should mention here. I have been seeing the following
> error with this CD drive:
> ide-cd: hdd: weird block size 2352
> ide-cd: hdd: default to 2kb block size
>
> This was present with 2.6.26 and also now with 2.6.31; not sure about
> older kernels. I initially saw it with a self-burned Debian installation
> CD. I also now see it with an audio CD. It does not seem to affect
> reading the disks: installations go fine and the audio CD plays without
> any problems.
>
> Any risk this may be related to something we've been discussing so far, or
> is this a separate issue?

This is just a harmless warning coming from enabling of the workaround for
weird ATAPI devices (the one you have in this sparc machine seems to score
really high on the weirdness scale ;) introduced by commit e8e7b9e.


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