Re: [PATCH] ata: pata_platform: Disable prereset logic.

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Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:07:08AM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Paul Mundt wrote:
>>> On a number of boards the current prereset logic seems to misbehave:
>>> scsi0 : pata_platform
>>> ata1: PATA max PIO0 cmd 0xb06001f0 ctl 0xb06003f6 bmdma 0x00000000 irq 0
>>> ata1: device not ready (errno=-19), forcing hardreset
>>> ata1: BUG: prereset() requested invalid reset type
>>> This triggers when there is no card inserted in the slot.
>>> Simply disabling the prereset gets rid of this, and doesn't seem to cause
>>> any problems for either PCMCIA or CF cards when they're actually present.
>> NACK.  The BUG printking needs fixing but you can't just kill
>> prereset().  Did it work properly on  Can you modify
>> ata_wait_ready() such that it prints out the status value while waiting?
> ata_wait_ready() works fine, it reports 0xff immediately (and this is
> what I would expect when there is no card inserted).

Does the attached patch fix your problem?

diff --git a/drivers/ata/libata-core.c b/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
index a6de57e..79f2175 100644
--- a/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
+++ b/drivers/ata/libata-core.c
@@ -3368,7 +3368,7 @@ int ata_std_prereset(struct ata_port *ap
 	if (!(ap->flags & ATA_FLAG_SKIP_D2H_BSY) && !ata_port_offline(ap)) {
 		rc = ata_wait_ready(ap, deadline);
-		if (rc) {
+		if (rc && rc != -ENODEV) {
 			ata_port_printk(ap, KERN_WARNING, "device not ready "
 					"(errno=%d), forcing hardreset\n", rc);
 			ehc->i.action |= ATA_EH_HARDRESET;

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