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From: Grzegorz Kulewski <kangur@polcom.net>
To: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>,
	linux-ide@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: libata_uli puts second channel to PIO4 on 2.6.18
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:14:26 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.63.0702110512010.15871@alpha.polcom.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45C96174.2030407@gmail.com>

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Grzegorz Kulewski wrote:
>>  It worked very well for half a year but with one disk (IIRC it was even
>>  plugged into second channel but I wont bet on it). Now I have second disk
>>  (very similar) and it is always put into PIO4 mode:
>>
>>  [   17.404451] libata version 2.00 loaded.
>>  [   17.404916] sata_uli 0000:00:04.0: version 1.0
>>  [   17.405009] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low)
>>  -> IRQ 185
>>  [   17.405223] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xD400 ctl 0xD002 bmdma 0xB000
>>  irq 185
>>  [   17.405385] ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xB800 ctl 0xB402 bmdma 0xB008
>>  irq 185
>>  [   17.405519] scsi2 : sata_uli
>>  [   17.858803] ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310)
>>  [   17.880541] ata1.00: ATA-7, max UDMA/133, 488397168 sectors: LBA48 NCQ
>>  (depth 0/32)
>>  [   17.880660] ata1.00: ata1: dev 0 multi count 16
>>  [   17.888858] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
>>  [   17.888941] scsi3 : sata_uli
>>  [   18.342469] ata2: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 310)
>>  [   18.343573] ata2.00: ATA-7, max UDMA/133, 488397168 sectors: LBA48 NCQ
>>  (depth 0/32)
>>  [   18.343691] ata2.00: ata2: dev 0 multi count 16
>>  [   18.344972] ata2.00: configured for PIO4
>
> Some uli controllers have simplex bit stuck high indicating that they
> can't perform DMA transfers simultaneously on both channels.  In this
> case, libata configures the second channel as PIO only.  This has been
> worked around by the following commit.
>
> commit b2a8bbe67d73631c71492fd60b757fc50a87f182
> Author: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
> Date:   Thu Jan 25 19:40:05 2007 +0900
>
>   libata: implement ATA_FLAG_IGN_SIMPLEX and use it in sata_uli
>
>    Some uli controllers have stuck SIMPLEX bit which can't be cleared
>    with ata_pci_clear_simplex(), but the controller is capable of doing
>    DMAs on both channels simultaneously.  Implement ATA_FLAG_IGN_SIMPLEX
>    which makes libata ignore the simplex bit and use it in sata_uli.
>
>    Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com>
>    Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
>
> For quick fix, just comment out lines which set ATA_HOST_SIMPLEX in
> drivers/scsi/libata-bmdma.c.  e.g.
>
> 	 /*if (inb(bmdma + 2) & 0x80)
> 		 probe_ent->host_set_flags |= ATA_HOST_SIMPLEX;*/

Thanks! After this fix it is working ok. Any chance to see the proper fix 
in -stable kernels for at least 2.6.18.x and 2.6.19.x?


Thanks,

Grzegorz Kulewski


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-11  4:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-03  1:49 Grzegorz Kulewski
2007-02-06  1:49 ` Grzegorz Kulewski
2007-02-07  5:19 ` Tejun Heo
2007-02-11  4:14   ` Grzegorz Kulewski [this message]
2007-11-15  9:09     ` Patric Karlsson
2007-11-15  9:20       ` Patric Karlsson

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