Re: ahci, SActive flag, and the HD activity LED

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Martin Wilck wrote:
Jens Axboe wrote:

If I am reading the specs correctly, that'd mean the ahci driver is wrong in setting the SActive bit.

I completely agree, that was my reading of the spec as well and hence my
original posts about this in the NCQ thread.
Have you (or has anybody else) also seen the wrong behavior of the
activity LED?
Lspci says: 8086:2652
Intel Corp. 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller (rev 03)
Western Digital WD2000JD-00H, i believe this HDD is non-NCQ.

Kernels: 2.6.10 - 2.6.12
The Activity-LED has burned like a light-bulb every since i have that computer. (Excluding the few seconds before booting Linux. :-) )

Bis denn

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