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Re: [PATCH] ahci: Improve error handling

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ahci: Improve error handling
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:56 +0100
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On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 02:13:29PM +0100, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> From: Stefan Fritsch <address@hidden>
> Check the error bits in the interrupt status register. According to the
> AHCI 1.2 spec, "Interrupt sources that are disabled (?0?) are still
> reflected in the status registers.", so this should work even though
> grub uses polling
> This fixes the following problem on a Fujitsu E744 laptop:
> Sometimes there is a very long delay (up to several minutes) when
> booting from hard disk. It seems accessing the DVD drive (which has no
> disk inserted) sometimes fails with some errors, which leads to each
> access being stalled until the 20s timeout triggers. This seems to
> happen when grub is trying to read filesystem/partition data.
> The problem is that the command_issue bit that is checked in the loop is
> only reset if the "HBA receives a FIS which clears the BSY, DRQ, and ERR
> bits for the command", but the ERR bit is never cleared. Therefore
> command_issue is never reset and grub waits for the timeout.
> The relevant bit in our case is the Task File Error Status (TFES), which
> is equivalent to the ERR bit 0 in tfd. But this patch also checks
> the other error bits except for the "Interface non-fatal error status"
> bit.
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Fritsch <address@hidden>

Reviewed-by: Daniel Kiper <address@hidden>

If there are no objections I will apply this by the end of this week.


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