[PATCH] ahci_sunxi: Drop AHCI_HFLAG_NO_PMP flag

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Fri Nov 14 04:49:04 PST 2014


On 11/14/2014 12:56 PM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:29:56 PM UTC+1, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24:16AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote: 
>>> This is something which we inherited from the Allwinner android kernel 
>> sources, 
>>> and I've always wanted to test if this is really necessary. 
>>> So recently I've bought a sata port multiplexer, and I've given this a 
>> test 
>>> spin on both A10 and A20 devices, and it seems to work fine: 
>>> [    2.154456] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300) 
>>> [    2.161092] ata1.15: Port Multiplier 1.2, 0x197b:0x0325 r0, 5 ports, 
>> feat 0x5/0xf 
>>> [    2.175511] ata1.00: hard resetting link 
>>> [    2.524929] ata1.00: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 320) 
>>> [    2.531430] ata1.01: hard resetting link 
>>> [    2.974465] ata1.01: link resume succeeded after 1 retries 
>>> [    3.094932] ata1.01: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300) 
>>> [    3.101431] ata1.02: hard resetting link 
>>> [    4.174466] ata1.02: failed to resume link (SControl 0) 
>>> [    4.180065] ata1.02: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 0) 
>>> (and the same for links 3 and 4) 
>>> Once the NO_PMP flag is removed it correctly sees the 2 disks which I've 
>>> attached, and I can mount and use them just fine, so lets drop the flag. 
>>> Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdeg... at redhat.com <javascript:>> 
>> Applied to libata/for-3.18-fixes. 
> I just found out why Allwinner added that AHCI_HFLAG_NO_PMP flag, after 
> putting the system I used to test the port multiplexer back together this 
> morning, it seems that probing for a port multiplexer being present breaks 
> the no-port-multiplexer (so direct attached disk) case :(  I guess I should 
> have tested for that before sending the patch, but the thought of it 
> breaking normal usage did not cross my mind.
> So self NACK. If it is not too late, can you please drop this from your 
> tree ?
> Let me know if you want me to send a revert instead.
> I'll look into fixing this another way, maybe with a quirk + an extra reset 
> after failed pmp testing, and it that does not work a module option.

Ok, so the problem seems to be that the controller fails to do a soft-reset
when attached directly to a normal device rather then to a pmp.

If I comment out this block of code in libata-core.c:

        if (sata_pmp_supported(link->ap) && ata_is_host_link(link)) {
                /* If PMP is supported, we have to do follow-up SRST.
                 * Some PMPs don't send D2H Reg FIS after hardreset if
                 * the first port is empty.  Wait only for
                 * ATA_TMOUT_PMP_SRST_WAIT.
                if (check_ready) {
                        unsigned long pmp_deadline;

                        pmp_deadline = ata_deadline(jiffies,
                        if (time_after(pmp_deadline, deadline))
                                pmp_deadline = deadline;
                        ata_wait_ready(link, pmp_deadline, check_ready);
                rc = -EAGAIN;
                goto out;

Then things work again. This code looks like it is a must have for
pmp use, so I'll do a follow up patch to my initial patch dropping the
AHCI_HFLAG_NO_PMP flag, which re-adds it based on a module option
(defaulting to the non-pmp case).

This way you don't have to do a forced-push to your tree to drop the
original patch (or revert it).



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