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    SubjectRe: Hang during boot, bisected to commit 96d60303fd
    On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM, Robert Hancock <> wrote:
    >  Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Marc Dionne <> wrote:
    >> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Robert Hancock <> wrote:
    >>> On 06/03/2010 07:21 PM, Marc Dionne wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Matthew Garrett<>
    >>>>  wrote:
    >>>>> On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 09:49:27PM -0400, Marc Dionne wrote:
    >>>>>>    Since somewhere early in the 2.6.35 merge window I've been seeing a
    >>>>>> hang
    >>>>>>    during boot.  The hang last roughly 30 seconds and is followed by
    >>>>>> this:
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: cmd 60/08:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 in
    >>>>>>             res 40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: status: { DRDY }
    >>>>>>    ata4: hard resetting link
    >>>>>>    ahci_is_device_present: status is: 80
    >>>>>>    ahci_is_device_present: status(2) is: 3
    >>>>>>    ata4: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: configured for UDMA/133
    >>>>>>    ata4.00: device reported invalid CHS sector 0
    >>>>>>    ata4: EH complete
    >>>>>>    The system works normally once booted.  I had some time to do a
    >>>>>> bisect
    >>>>>>    today and it cleanly ended up pointing to this commit:
    >>>>>>        96d60303fd: ahci: Turn off DMA engines when there's no device
    >>>>>> attached
    >>>>>>    Reverting the commit makes the system boot cleanly as before.  System
    >>>>>> has
    >>>>>>    an Intel ICH10 based board, in AHCI mode, disk is an Intel X25M SSD.
    >>>>> Hm, interesting. Jeff, any immediate ideas? I don't see this behaviour
    >>>>> on my ICH10. Is there actually a device on ata4?
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Matthew Garrett |
    >>>> If it's helpful, attached are the dmesg output following a normal boot
    >>>> and one with the hang.
    >>>> The only difference in the kernel used for those two boots is that the
    >>>> return statement in ahci_start_engine following the call to
    >>>> ahci_is_device_present is commented out for the normal boot case.
    >>>> When the return statement is active, the 30 second hang occurs.
    >>> Can you try and put a printk in where it's returning out of the
    >>> ahci_start_engine method? I wonder if that's getting triggered somewhere
    >>> unexpected..
    >> Attached is a dmesg output with some printks added to show the status
    >> when ahci_is_device_present causes ahci_start_engine to return early..
    >> It looks to me like there's two passes through ahci_start_engine for
    >> all ports, and during the first pass the port with the disk is showing
    >> a status of 127, causing the function to return early and skipping the
    >> start DMA part.  This seems to cause the hang later on.
    >> I noticed that during this first pass all the print_id fields for the
    >> ports are still set to -1, so as a test I made ahci_start_engine only
    >> do the check for ahci_is_device_present if print_id != -1, and this
    >> makes the system boot normally.
    > Is that the right dmesg? I didn't see where the extra output was. It
    > might be useful to put a WARN_ON(1); inside ahci_start_engine to see
    > the two code paths where it's being called..

    It's the right dmesg, look for lines containing
    "ahci_is_device_present" or "ahci_start_engine" - sorry, I should have
    pointed it out.

    I'll try adding a WARN_ON to get the code paths.

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