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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/8] scsi: libsas: support SATA phy link rate unmatch the pathway
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On 01/06/2018 02:21, Jason Yan wrote:
>
>
> On 2018/6/1 0:05, John Garry wrote:
>> On 29/05/2018 03:23, Jason Yan wrote:
>>> If a SATA disk attached to a expander phy and it's linkrate is greater
>>> than the expander host phy's linkrate, the disk will failed to discover.
>>> The topology is like below:
>>>
>>> +----------+ +----------+
>>> | | | |
>>> | |-- 3.0 G --| |-- 6.0 G -- SAS disk
>>> | | | |
>>> | |-- 3.0 G --| |-- 6.0 G -- SAS disk
>>> |initiator | | |
>>> | device |-- 3.0 G --| Expander |-- 6.0 G -- SAS disk
>>> | | | |
>>> | |-- 3.0 G --| |-- 6.0 G -- SATA disk -->failed
>>> to connect
>>> | | | |
>>> | | | |-- 6.0 G -- SATA disk -->failed
>>> to connect
>>> | | | |
>>> +----------+ +----------+
>>>
>>> And when we check the sas protocal spec, this scenario is described as
>>> this:
>>>
>>> 7.13 Rate matching
>>> ......
>>> If an expander phy attached to a SATA phy is using a physical link rate
>>> greater than the maximum connection rate supported by the pathway from
>>> an STP initiator port, a management application client should use the
>>> SMP PHY CONTROL function (see 10.4.3.10) to set the PROGRAMMED MAXIMUM
>>> PHYSICAL LINK RATE field of the expander phy to the maximum connection
>>> rate supported by the pathway from that STP initiator port.
>>>
>>> In order to support this scenario, checking the SATA disk's linkrate
>>> to see if it is greater than any phy's linkrate it may pass through.
>>> Remember the minimum linkrate of the pathway and set the SATA phy
>>> linkrate to it using the SMP PHY CONTROL function.
>>
>> As we (re)discover the tree, can we keep track of the min pathway to the
>> root PHY dynamically (per expander), and then take action for any SATA
>> devices attached which have a negotiated linkrate greater (than the
>> expanders min pathway)? This would be an alternate to your approach of
>> finishing discovery and then checking the min pathway as a whole new
>> step.
>>
>
> Seems better, I will have a try to see if it works. Thanks.

Fine, it seems the tricky part here is to figure out when to issue the
linkrate change request.


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