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From: Alan Cox <>
To: Al Boldi <>
Subject: Re: Forcing modes in libata (was: SATA buffered read VERY slow)
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 16:30:16 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 16:41:03 +0300
Al Boldi <> wrote:

> What's hindering the ability to force a mode in libata, as is possible with 
> the normal ide-driver?

We want it to be correct and race free. That means we have to synchronize
all the devices on the controller, quiesce them and recompute the speeds
for each device then turn them all back on and resume command processing.

It is quite hairy although Tejun's EH work has provided the framework for
all of this.

For now you can boot with libata.dma=1 to select DMA on disks but not CD

  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-05 16:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-05 13:41 Al Boldi
2008-01-05 16:30 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2008-01-06  5:03   ` Al Boldi
2008-01-06 13:36     ` Alan Cox
2008-01-06 15:21       ` [PATCH] " FD Cami
     [not found]         ` <>
2008-01-06 18:08           ` FD Cami
2008-01-06 19:09             ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2008-01-10 21:56             ` [PATCH] Re: Forcing modes in libata Jeff Garzik
2008-01-11 22:31               ` FD Cami

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