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* Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
@ 2007-03-01 13:40 Marco Lazzarotto
  2007-03-02 19:56 ` Pavel Machek
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Marco Lazzarotto @ 2007-03-01 13:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,

Hardware Environment:

 - Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
   (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
    with  no trouble)

It happens on both etx boards:
 - VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
 - Gene-4312

Doing the command
sfdisk -R /dev/hdc

gives:

 * * *
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: drive not ready for command
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
hdc: do_special: 0x02
hdc: do_special: recalibrate
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
 * * *

the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest



doing
sfdisk -l /dev/hdc

gives:

 * * *
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
hdc: lost interrupt
hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
 * * *

I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.

Thanks for suggestions...

	Marco Lazzarotto
	Robox s.p.a.

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-01 13:40 Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system Marco Lazzarotto
@ 2007-03-02 19:56 ` Pavel Machek
  2007-03-05 22:16   ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Pavel Machek @ 2007-03-02 19:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marco Lazzarotto; +Cc: linux-kernel

Hi!

> As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
> 
> Hardware Environment:
> 
>  - Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
>    (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
>     with  no trouble)
> 
> It happens on both etx boards:
>  - VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
>  - Gene-4312
> 
> Doing the command
> sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
> 
> gives:
> 
>  * * *
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> hdc: drive not ready for command
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> hdc: do_special: 0x02
> hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
> ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
>  * * *
> 
> the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest
> 
> 
> 
> doing
> sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
> 
> gives:
> 
>  * * *
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
> hdc: lost interrupt
> hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
>  * * *
> 
> I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
> programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.

Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
helps.

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-02 19:56 ` Pavel Machek
@ 2007-03-05 22:16   ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  2007-03-06  9:19     ` Marco Lazzarotto
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz @ 2007-03-05 22:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pavel Machek; +Cc: Marco Lazzarotto, linux-kernel


On Friday 02 March 2007, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> > As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
> > 
> > Hardware Environment:
> > 
> >  - Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
> >    (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
> >     with  no trouble)
> > 
> > It happens on both etx boards:
> >  - VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
> >  - Gene-4312
> > 
> > Doing the command
> > sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
> > 
> > gives:
> > 
> >  * * *
> > ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> > hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> > ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> > hdc: drive not ready for command
> > ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> > hdc: do_special: 0x02
> > hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> > ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> > hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
> > ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
> >  * * *
> > 
> > the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > doing
> > sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
> > 
> > gives:
> > 
> >  * * *
> > ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> > hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
> > hdc: lost interrupt
> > hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
> >  * * *
> > 
> > I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
> > programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.
> 
> Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
> helps.

I would suggest trying booting with "ide=nodma" first.

Should help if this is CF adapter without DMA support with DMA capable CF.
[ Hmm, this should be in the documentation somewhere but actually isn't. ]

Thanks,
Bart

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-05 22:16   ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
@ 2007-03-06  9:19     ` Marco Lazzarotto
  2007-03-08 21:37       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Marco Lazzarotto @ 2007-03-06  9:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz, Pavel Machek; +Cc: linux-kernel

Ciao!

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
> On Friday 02 March 2007, Pavel Machek wrote:
> 
>>Hi!
>>
>>
>>>As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
>>>
>>>Hardware Environment:
>>>
>>> - Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
>>>   (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
>>>    with  no trouble)
>>>
>>>It happens on both etx boards:
>>> - VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
>>> - Gene-4312

ERRATA CORRIGE: Gene-4312 is not a etx board ;-) but a pc/104

>>>
>>>Doing the command
>>>sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
>>>
>>>gives:
>>>
>>> * * *
>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
>>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>>>hdc: drive not ready for command
>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>hdc: do_special: 0x02
>>>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
>>>ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
>>> * * *
>>>
>>>the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>doing
>>>sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
>>>
>>>gives:
>>>
>>> * * *
>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
>>>hdc: lost interrupt
>>>hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
>>> * * *
>>>
>>>I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
>>>programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.
>>
>>Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
>>helps.

I tried hdparm -p 0 /dev/hdc but nothing changes

> I would suggest trying booting with "ide=nodma" first.

I tried this too, without success.
I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel, if
this is enabled the message 'hdc: lost interrupt' comes when the kernel
tries to access the CF for the first time.

 * * * Other information : * * *

If I try hdparm -I /dev/hdc immediately after boot I receive:

/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc

/dev/hdc:
hdc: ide_cmd_ioctl()
hdc: ide_do_drive_cmd()
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e1dcc8 (rq->sect=0,block0)
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
ide: failed opcode was: 0xec
hdc: drive not ready for command

ATA device, with non-removable media
Standards:
	Likely used: 1
Configuration:
	Logical		max	current
	cylinders	0	0
	heads		0	0
	sectors/track	0	0
	--
	device size with M = 1024*1024:           0 MBytes
	device size with M = 1000*1000:           0 MBytes
Capabilities:
	IORDY not likely
	Cannot perform double-word IO
	R/W multiple sector transfer: not supported
	DMA: not supported
	PIO: pio0
/ #

Then, I must do for example

/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128

ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: GOOD BITS   : ATA status=0x40 { DriveReady }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: BAD BITS    : ATA status=0x08 { DataRequest }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
hdc: drive not ready for command
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
hdc: do_special: 0x02
hdc: do_special: recalibrate
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
hdc: reading: block=128, sectors=8, buffer=0xc1306000
ide1: end_request:   current=0xc6e7fcd4
1+0 record in
1+0 record out
/ #

The lines with 'GOOD BITS' and 'BAD BITS' is debugging made by me in
drivers/ide/ide-iops.c :
    *startstop = ide_error(drive, "status error", stat);
+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "GOOD BITS   ", (stat & good));
+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "BAD BITS    ", (stat & bad));

After that, redoing the command
/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
does not give an error, and

/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc	# gives:

CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
Standards:
	Supported: 10
	Likely used: 10
Configuration:
	Logical		max	current
	cylinders	980	497
	heads		8	8
	sectors/track	32	63
	--
	CHS current addressable sectors:     250488
	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
Capabilities:
	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1
	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0x10a5)

/ #

after that,

/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1
ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fc24 (rq->sect=0,block=0)
hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc1104000

hdc: lost interrupt
hdc: lost interrupt
...

> Should help if this is CF adapter without DMA support with DMA capable CF.
> [ Hmm, this should be in the documentation somewhere but actually isn't. ]
> 
> Thanks,
> Bart

Tanks
	Marco Lazzarotto

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-06  9:19     ` Marco Lazzarotto
@ 2007-03-08 21:37       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  2007-03-09 17:22         ` Marco Lazzarotto
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz @ 2007-03-08 21:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marco Lazzarotto; +Cc: Pavel Machek, linux-kernel


Czesc!

On Tuesday 06 March 2007, Marco Lazzarotto wrote:
> Ciao!
> 
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
> > On Friday 02 March 2007, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > 
> >>Hi!
> >>
> >>
> >>>As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
> >>>
> >>>Hardware Environment:
> >>>
> >>> - Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
> >>>   (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
> >>>    with  no trouble)
> >>>
> >>>It happens on both etx boards:
> >>> - VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
> >>> - Gene-4312
> 
> ERRATA CORRIGE: Gene-4312 is not a etx board ;-) but a pc/104

What IDE hardware / host driver is used by this system?

> >>>
> >>>Doing the command
> >>>sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
> >>>
> >>>gives:
> >>>
> >>> * * *
> >>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> >>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> >>>hdc: drive not ready for command
> >>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>hdc: do_special: 0x02
> >>>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> >>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
> >>>ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
> >>> * * *
> >>>
> >>>the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest

Seems like the device wants data from/to host and I have no idea why this
is happening.  It might be that this particular CF has problems with one
of the commands that IDE driver issues during device initialization.

I assume that device is recognized properly by the driver during probe, right?
If so probably adding some debugging printks (i.e. dumping status register)
to ide-disk.c:idedisk_setup() would shed some more light at the problem...

> >>>
> >>>
> >>>doing
> >>>sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
> >>>
> >>>gives:
> >>>
> >>> * * *
> >>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
> >>>hdc: lost interrupt
> >>>hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
> >>> * * *
> >>>
> >>>I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
> >>>programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.
> >>
> >>Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
> >>helps.
> 
> I tried hdparm -p 0 /dev/hdc but nothing changes
> 
> > I would suggest trying booting with "ide=nodma" first.
> 
> I tried this too, without success.
> I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel, if
> this is enabled the message 'hdc: lost interrupt' comes when the kernel
> tries to access the CF for the first time.

Yep, disabling this config option should have the same effect as "ide=nodma".
However the kernel parameter should work too (bug in the host driver?).

>  * * * Other information : * * *
> 
> If I try hdparm -I /dev/hdc immediately after boot I receive:
> 
> / # hdparm -I /dev/hdc
> 
> /dev/hdc:
> hdc: ide_cmd_ioctl()
> hdc: ide_do_drive_cmd()
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e1dcc8 (rq->sect=0,block0)
> hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> ide: failed opcode was: 0xec
> hdc: drive not ready for command
> 
> ATA device, with non-removable media
> Standards:
> 	Likely used: 1
> Configuration:
> 	Logical		max	current
> 	cylinders	0	0
> 	heads		0	0
> 	sectors/track	0	0
> 	--
> 	device size with M = 1024*1024:           0 MBytes
> 	device size with M = 1000*1000:           0 MBytes
> Capabilities:
> 	IORDY not likely
> 	Cannot perform double-word IO
> 	R/W multiple sector transfer: not supported
> 	DMA: not supported
> 	PIO: pio0
> / #
> 
> Then, I must do for example
> 
> / # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
> 
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> hdc: GOOD BITS   : ATA status=0x40 { DriveReady }
> ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> hdc: BAD BITS    : ATA status=0x08 { DataRequest }
> ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> hdc: drive not ready for command
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> hdc: do_special: 0x02
> hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> hdc: reading: block=128, sectors=8, buffer=0xc1306000
> ide1: end_request:   current=0xc6e7fcd4
> 1+0 record in
> 1+0 record out
> / #
> 
> The lines with 'GOOD BITS' and 'BAD BITS' is debugging made by me in
> drivers/ide/ide-iops.c :
>     *startstop = ide_error(drive, "status error", stat);
> +   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "GOOD BITS   ", (stat & good));
> +   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "BAD BITS    ", (stat & bad));
> 
> After that, redoing the command
> / # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
> does not give an error, and
> 
> / # hdparm -I /dev/hdc	# gives:
> 
> CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
> 	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
> 	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
> 	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
> Standards:
> 	Supported: 10
> 	Likely used: 10
> Configuration:
> 	Logical		max	current
> 	cylinders	980	497
> 	heads		8	8
> 	sectors/track	32	63
> 	--
> 	CHS current addressable sectors:     250488
> 	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
> 	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
> 	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
> Capabilities:
> 	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
> 	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
> 	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1

This is a bit suspicious... R/W multiple with max/current count == 1?
You may try disabling CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE or even #ifdef 0 all
the code in ide-probe.c:ide_disk_init_mult_count() (it seems to try
to enable multiple PIO support even if the config option is disabled).

> 	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
> 	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
> 	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
> 	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
> 	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0x10a5)
> 
> / #
> 
> after that,
> 
> / # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fc24 (rq->sect=0,block=0)
> hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc1104000
> 
> hdc: lost interrupt
> hdc: lost interrupt
> ...

There is seems to be some more mistery here (but if the multiple
PIO support is indeed buggy that would explain why the device stops
responding here)...

Bart

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-08 21:37       ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
@ 2007-03-09 17:22         ` Marco Lazzarotto
  2007-03-09 22:53           ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Marco Lazzarotto @ 2007-03-09 17:22 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz; +Cc: Pavel Machek, linux-kernel

Hallo! :-)

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
> Czesc!
> 
> On Tuesday 06 March 2007, Marco Lazzarotto wrote:
> 
>>Ciao!
>>
>>Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
>>
>>>On Friday 02 March 2007, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
>>>>>
>>>>>Hardware Environment:
>>>>>
>>>>>- Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
>>>>>  (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
>>>>>   with  no trouble)
>>>>>
>>>>>It happens on both etx boards:
>>>>>- VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
>>>>>- Gene-4312
>>
>>ERRATA CORRIGE: Gene-4312 is not a etx board ;-) but a pc/104
> 
> 
> What IDE hardware / host driver is used by this system?

NB: I'm usign the VIA SOM-ETX (4475) for debugging

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
PCI: Calling quirk c01dc1e8 for 0000:00:07.1
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio

(I disabled DMA in the bios, why is saying it is enabled?)

>>>>>Doing the command
>>>>>sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
>>>>>
>>>>>gives:
>>>>>
>>>>>* * *
>>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
>>>>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>>>>>hdc: drive not ready for command
>>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>>>hdc: do_special: 0x02
>>>>>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
>>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>>>hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
>>>>>ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
>>>>>* * *
>>>>>
>>>>>the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest
> 
> 
> Seems like the device wants data from/to host and I have no idea why this
> is happening.  It might be that this particular CF has problems with one
> of the commands that IDE driver issues during device initialization.
> 
> I assume that device is recognized properly by the driver during probe, right?
> If so probably adding some debugging printks (i.e. dumping status register)
> to ide-disk.c:idedisk_setup() would shed some more light at the problem...

The device seems to be recognized properly.
Here's (part of) the dmesg output:

 * * *

    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide1...
probing for hdc: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
hdc: SanDisk SDCFB-128, CFA DISK drive ()
Before ide_disk_init_chs() and ide_disk_init_mult_count()
IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
After ide_disk_init_chs() and ide_disk_init_mult_count() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
probing for hdd: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hdd: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
ide_init_queue()
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Probing IDE interface ide0...
probing for hda: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hda: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
probing for hdb: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hdb: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
Probing IDE interface ide2...
probing for hde: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hde: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
probing for hdf: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hdf: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
Probing IDE interface ide3...
probing for hdg: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hdg: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
probing for hdh: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
probing for hdh: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
hdc: max request size: 128KiB
After init_idedisk_capacity() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
After idedisk_capacity() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
hdc: 250880 sectors (128 MB) w/1KiB Cache (buf_size=2), CHS=980/8/32
After write_cache(drive,1) IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
 hdc:
ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
hdc: do_special: 0x03
hdc: do_special: set_geometry
ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
hdc: do_special: 0x02
hdc: do_special: recalibrate
hdc : recal_intr() IDE_STATUS_REG=50
ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=8, buffer=0xc6c2d000
ide1: end_request:   current=0xc1190804
 hdc1

 * * *

I dump IDE_STATUS_REG with e.g. 'printk("%s : recal_intr()
IDE_STATUS_REG=%02x\n",drive->name,stat)'
where stat was assigned as 'u8 stat=hwif->INB(IDE_STATUS_REG)'

It seems to me that the status is good until it tries to read the
partition table...

In fact, after I do

sfdisk -R /dev/hdc

every other reading from compact flash (if ever does not get 'lost
interrupt) generates the message
 hdc: status error: status=0x58 {...}

>>>>>
>>>>>doing
>>>>>sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
>>>>>
>>>>>gives:
>>>>>
>>>>>* * *
>>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
>>>>>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
>>>>>hdc: lost interrupt
>>>>>hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
>>>>>* * *
>>>>>
>>>>>I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
>>>>>programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.
>>>>
>>>>Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
>>>>helps.
>>
>>I tried hdparm -p 0 /dev/hdc but nothing changes
>>
>>
>>>I would suggest trying booting with "ide=nodma" first.
>>
>>I tried this too, without success.
>>I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel, if
>>this is enabled the message 'hdc: lost interrupt' comes when the kernel
>>tries to access the CF for the first time.
> 
> 
> Yep, disabling this config option should have the same effect as "ide=nodma".
> However the kernel parameter should work too (bug in the host driver?).

I intended:
I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel,
because I did not know the ide=nodma option.
It works, of course.

>> * * * Other information : * * *
>>
>>If I try hdparm -I /dev/hdc immediately after boot I receive:
>>
>>/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc
>>
>>/dev/hdc:
>>hdc: ide_cmd_ioctl()
>>hdc: ide_do_drive_cmd()
>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e1dcc8 (rq->sect=0,block0)
>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
>>ide: failed opcode was: 0xec
>>hdc: drive not ready for command
>>
>>ATA device, with non-removable media
>>Standards:
>>	Likely used: 1
>>Configuration:
>>	Logical		max	current
>>	cylinders	0	0
>>	heads		0	0
>>	sectors/track	0	0
>>	--
>>	device size with M = 1024*1024:           0 MBytes
>>	device size with M = 1000*1000:           0 MBytes
>>Capabilities:
>>	IORDY not likely
>>	Cannot perform double-word IO
>>	R/W multiple sector transfer: not supported
>>	DMA: not supported
>>	PIO: pio0
>>/ #
>>
>>Then, I must do for example
>>
>>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
>>
>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>>hdc: GOOD BITS   : ATA status=0x40 { DriveReady }
>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>>hdc: BAD BITS    : ATA status=0x08 { DataRequest }
>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
>>hdc: drive not ready for command
>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
>>hdc: do_special: 0x02
>>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
>>hdc: reading: block=128, sectors=8, buffer=0xc1306000
>>ide1: end_request:   current=0xc6e7fcd4
>>1+0 record in
>>1+0 record out
>>/ #
>>
>>The lines with 'GOOD BITS' and 'BAD BITS' is debugging made by me in
>>drivers/ide/ide-iops.c :
>>    *startstop = ide_error(drive, "status error", stat);
>>+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "GOOD BITS   ", (stat & good));
>>+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "BAD BITS    ", (stat & bad));
>>
>>After that, redoing the command
>>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
>>does not give an error, and
>>
>>/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc	# gives:
>>
>>CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
>>	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
>>	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
>>	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
>>Standards:
>>	Supported: 10
>>	Likely used: 10
>>Configuration:
>>	Logical		max	current
>>	cylinders	980	497
>>	heads		8	8
>>	sectors/track	32	63
>>	--
>>	CHS current addressable sectors:     250488
>>	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
>>	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
>>	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
>>Capabilities:
>>	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
>>	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
>>	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1
> 
> 
> This is a bit suspicious... R/W multiple with max/current count == 1?
> You may try disabling CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE or even #ifdef 0 all
> the code in ide-probe.c:ide_disk_init_mult_count() (it seems to try
> to enable multiple PIO support even if the config option is disabled).

I tried to #if 0 all the function, without changes.
I tried modifying the function:

static void ide_disk_init_mult_count(ide_drive_t *drive)
{
    drive->mult_count = 0;
    struct hd_driveid *id = drive->id;
    id->max_multsect = 0;
    id->multsect_valid = 0;
    drive->mult_req = 0;
    drive->special.b.set_multmode = 0;
}

with the same result:

> # hdparm -I /dev/hdc

CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
Standards:
	Supported: 10
	Likely used: 10
Configuration:
	Logical		max	current
	cylinders	980	980
	heads		8	8
	sectors/track	32	32
	--
	CHS current addressable sectors:     250880
	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
Capabilities:
	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1
	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0xc0a5)

>>	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
>>	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
>>	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
>>	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
>>	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0x10a5)
>>
>>/ #
>>
>>after that,
>>
>>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1
>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fc24 (rq->sect=0,block=0)
>>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc1104000
>>
>>hdc: lost interrupt
>>hdc: lost interrupt
>>...
> 
> 
> There is seems to be some more mistery here (but if the multiple
> PIO support is indeed buggy that would explain why the device stops
> responding here)...

I notice that sfdisk -R causes to read 8 sectors, while sfdisk -l will
read 32 sectors...

bye, and good we!

	Marco

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* Re: Trouble using some (fast) compact flash as ide device on an embedded system
  2007-03-09 17:22         ` Marco Lazzarotto
@ 2007-03-09 22:53           ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz @ 2007-03-09 22:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marco Lazzarotto; +Cc: Pavel Machek, linux-kernel, Alan


[ cc:ing Alan who may have a better idea what is wrong with this CF than me ]

On Friday 09 March 2007, Marco Lazzarotto wrote:
> Hallo! :-)
> 
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
> > Czesc!
> > 
> > On Tuesday 06 March 2007, Marco Lazzarotto wrote:
> > 
> >>Ciao!
> >>
> >>Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz ha scritto:
> >>
> >>>On Friday 02 March 2007, Pavel Machek wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hi!
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>As I reported in bug 8036 in bugzilla.kernel.org,
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Hardware Environment:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>- Use a compact flash SanDisk SDCFB-128 Firmware revision HDX 2.15
> >>>>>  (we used other compact flashes with the same hw ad sw for years
> >>>>>   with  no trouble)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>It happens on both etx boards:
> >>>>>- VIA SOM-ETX (4475)
> >>>>>- Gene-4312
> >>
> >>ERRATA CORRIGE: Gene-4312 is not a etx board ;-) but a pc/104
> > 
> > 
> > What IDE hardware / host driver is used by this system?
> 
> NB: I'm usign the VIA SOM-ETX (4475) for debugging
> 
> Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
> ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
> VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
> PCI: Calling quirk c01dc1e8 for 0000:00:07.1
> VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
> VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controller on pci0000:00:07.1
>     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
> 
> (I disabled DMA in the bios, why is saying it is enabled?)

BIOS "forgot" to disable DMA bits...

> >>>>>Doing the command
> >>>>>sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
> >>>>>
> >>>>>gives:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>* * *
> >>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>>>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> >>>>>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> >>>>>hdc: drive not ready for command
> >>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>>>hdc: do_special: 0x02
> >>>>>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> >>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebe754 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>>>hdc: reading: block=0 sectors=8, buffer = 0xc6cd40000
> >>>>>ide1: end_request: current=0xc6ebe754
> >>>>>* * *
> >>>>>
> >>>>>the 'bad bit' in status error is DataRequest
> > 
> > 
> > Seems like the device wants data from/to host and I have no idea why this
> > is happening.  It might be that this particular CF has problems with one
> > of the commands that IDE driver issues during device initialization.
> > 
> > I assume that device is recognized properly by the driver during probe, right?
> > If so probably adding some debugging printks (i.e. dumping status register)
> > to ide-disk.c:idedisk_setup() would shed some more light at the problem...
> 
> The device seems to be recognized properly.
> Here's (part of) the dmesg output:
> 
>  * * *
> 
>     ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe408-0xe40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
> Probing IDE interface ide1...
> probing for hdc: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> hdc: SanDisk SDCFB-128, CFA DISK drive ()
> Before ide_disk_init_chs() and ide_disk_init_mult_count()
> IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
> After ide_disk_init_chs() and ide_disk_init_mult_count() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
> probing for hdd: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hdd: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> ide_init_queue()
> ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
> Probing IDE interface ide0...
> probing for hda: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hda: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> probing for hdb: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hdb: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> Probing IDE interface ide2...
> probing for hde: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hde: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> probing for hdf: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hdf: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> Probing IDE interface ide3...
> probing for hdg: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hdg: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> probing for hdh: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATA
> probing for hdh: present=0, media=32, probetype=ATAPI
> hdc: max request size: 128KiB
> After init_idedisk_capacity() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
> After idedisk_capacity() IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
> hdc: 250880 sectors (128 MB) w/1KiB Cache (buf_size=2), CHS=980/8/32
> After write_cache(drive,1) IDE_STATUS_REG=0x50
>  hdc:
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
> hdc: do_special: 0x03
> hdc: do_special: set_geometry
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
> hdc: do_special: 0x02
> hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> hdc : recal_intr() IDE_STATUS_REG=50
> ide1: start_request: current=0xc1190804 (rq->sect=0,block 0, SECTOR_SIZE=512
> hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=8, buffer=0xc6c2d000
> ide1: end_request:   current=0xc1190804
>  hdc1
> 
>  * * *
> 
> I dump IDE_STATUS_REG with e.g. 'printk("%s : recal_intr()
> IDE_STATUS_REG=%02x\n",drive->name,stat)'
> where stat was assigned as 'u8 stat=hwif->INB(IDE_STATUS_REG)'
> 
> It seems to me that the status is good until it tries to read the
> partition table...
> 
> In fact, after I do
> 
> sfdisk -R /dev/hdc
> 
> every other reading from compact flash (if ever does not get 'lost
> interrupt) generates the message
>  hdc: status error: status=0x58 {...}
> 
> >>>>>
> >>>>>doing
> >>>>>sfdisk -l /dev/hdc
> >>>>>
> >>>>>gives:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>* * *
> >>>>>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6ebecd4 (rq->sect=0,block 0)
> >>>>>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc6f37000
> >>>>>hdc: lost interrupt
> >>>>>hdc: lost interrupt [and so on several times]
> >>>>>* * *
> >>>>>
> >>>>>I have no knowledge of the internals of the linux kernel, but I'm a
> >>>>>programmer and have both hardware and time to spend on solving this issue.
> >>>>
> >>>>Debug it, then :-). Try limiting its speed with hdparm to see if it
> >>>>helps.
> >>
> >>I tried hdparm -p 0 /dev/hdc but nothing changes
> >>
> >>
> >>>I would suggest trying booting with "ide=nodma" first.
> >>
> >>I tried this too, without success.
> >>I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel, if
> >>this is enabled the message 'hdc: lost interrupt' comes when the kernel
> >>tries to access the CF for the first time.
> > 
> > 
> > Yep, disabling this config option should have the same effect as "ide=nodma".
> > However the kernel parameter should work too (bug in the host driver?).
> 
> I intended:
> I disabled 'Use PCI DMA by default when available' in the kernel,
> because I did not know the ide=nodma option.
> It works, of course.
> 
> >> * * * Other information : * * *
> >>
> >>If I try hdparm -I /dev/hdc immediately after boot I receive:
> >>
> >>/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc
> >>
> >>/dev/hdc:
> >>hdc: ide_cmd_ioctl()
> >>hdc: ide_do_drive_cmd()
> >>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e1dcc8 (rq->sect=0,block0)
> >>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> >>ide: failed opcode was: 0xec
> >>hdc: drive not ready for command
> >>
> >>ATA device, with non-removable media
> >>Standards:
> >>	Likely used: 1
> >>Configuration:
> >>	Logical		max	current
> >>	cylinders	0	0
> >>	heads		0	0
> >>	sectors/track	0	0
> >>	--
> >>	device size with M = 1024*1024:           0 MBytes
> >>	device size with M = 1000*1000:           0 MBytes
> >>Capabilities:
> >>	IORDY not likely
> >>	Cannot perform double-word IO
> >>	R/W multiple sector transfer: not supported
> >>	DMA: not supported
> >>	PIO: pio0
> >>/ #
> >>
> >>Then, I must do for example
> >>
> >>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
> >>
> >>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> >>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
> >>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> >>hdc: GOOD BITS   : ATA status=0x40 { DriveReady }
> >>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> >>hdc: BAD BITS    : ATA status=0x08 { DataRequest }
> >>ide: failed opcode was: unknown
> >>hdc: drive not ready for command
> >>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> >>hdc: do_special: 0x02
> >>hdc: do_special: recalibrate
> >>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fcd4 (rq->sect=128,block 128)
> >>hdc: reading: block=128, sectors=8, buffer=0xc1306000
> >>ide1: end_request:   current=0xc6e7fcd4
> >>1+0 record in
> >>1+0 record out
> >>/ #
> >>
> >>The lines with 'GOOD BITS' and 'BAD BITS' is debugging made by me in
> >>drivers/ide/ide-iops.c :
> >>    *startstop = ide_error(drive, "status error", stat);
> >>+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "GOOD BITS   ", (stat & good));
> >>+   *startstop = ide_error(drive, "BAD BITS    ", (stat & bad));
> >>
> >>After that, redoing the command
> >>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1 skip=128
> >>does not give an error, and
> >>
> >>/ # hdparm -I /dev/hdc	# gives:
> >>
> >>CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
> >>	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
> >>	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
> >>	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
> >>Standards:
> >>	Supported: 10
> >>	Likely used: 10
> >>Configuration:
> >>	Logical		max	current
> >>	cylinders	980	497
> >>	heads		8	8
> >>	sectors/track	32	63
> >>	--
> >>	CHS current addressable sectors:     250488
> >>	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
> >>	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
> >>	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
> >>Capabilities:
> >>	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
> >>	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
> >>	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1
> > 
> > 
> > This is a bit suspicious... R/W multiple with max/current count == 1?
> > You may try disabling CONFIG_IDEDISK_MULTI_MODE or even #ifdef 0 all
> > the code in ide-probe.c:ide_disk_init_mult_count() (it seems to try
> > to enable multiple PIO support even if the config option is disabled).
> 
> I tried to #if 0 all the function, without changes.
> I tried modifying the function:
> 
> static void ide_disk_init_mult_count(ide_drive_t *drive)
> {
>     drive->mult_count = 0;
>     struct hd_driveid *id = drive->id;
>     id->max_multsect = 0;
>     id->multsect_valid = 0;
>     drive->mult_req = 0;
>     drive->special.b.set_multmode = 0;
> }
> 
> with the same result:
> 
> > # hdparm -I /dev/hdc
> 
> CompactFlash ATA device, with removable media
> 	Model Number:       SanDisk SDCFB-128
> 	Serial Number:      012101G0604F3431
> 	Firmware Revision:  HDX 2.15
> Standards:
> 	Supported: 10
> 	Likely used: 10
> Configuration:
> 	Logical		max	current
> 	cylinders	980	980
> 	heads		8	8
> 	sectors/track	32	32
> 	--
> 	CHS current addressable sectors:     250880
> 	LBA    user addressable sectors:     250880
> 	device size with M = 1024*1024:         122 MBytes
> 	device size with M = 1000*1000:         128 MBytes
> Capabilities:
> 	LBA, IORDY(may be)(cannot be disabled)
> 	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor
> 	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1
> 	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
> 	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
> 	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
> 	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
> 	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0xc0a5)
> 
> >>	DMA: mdma0 mdma1 *mdma2
> >>	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
> >>	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
> >>	     Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
> >>	Integrity word not set (found 0x0000, expected 0x10a5)
> >>
> >>/ #
> >>
> >>after that,
> >>
> >>/ # dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/null bs=512 count=1
> >>ide1: start_request: current=0xc6e7fc24 (rq->sect=0,block=0)
> >>hdc: reading: block=0, sectors=32, buffer=0xc1104000
> >>
> >>hdc: lost interrupt
> >>hdc: lost interrupt
> >>...
> > 
> > 
> > There is seems to be some more mistery here (but if the multiple
> > PIO support is indeed buggy that would explain why the device stops
> > responding here)...

OK, thanks for all the testing - it seems that this theory failed...

> I notice that sfdisk -R causes to read 8 sectors, while sfdisk -l will
> read 32 sectors...

I'm lost here - do you mean that 32 sectors read (sfdisk -R) work
and 8 sectors one (sfdisk -l) doesn't?

Could you send lspci -vvvxxx and hdparm --Istdout /dev/hdc outputs
(preferably by putting them into the kernel bugzilla bug entry)?

It would be also great to verify if this CF works with different PATA chipset
/ host driver (i.e. Intel one).  That way we would know where to look further
for the problem.  If it works on the other PATA chipset it might be that
via82cxxx PATA driver misses some errata (or has a weird bug in PIO mode
timings setup).  VIA686b datasheet should be publicly available so you may
want to compare the PIO timings programmed into PCI IDE timings registers
(lspci output + VIA686b datasheet) vs the ones given by the ATA standard
(ide-timing.h) and also generally verify that via82cxxx do the sane things
when compared with the datasheet...

Thanks,
Bart

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