Re: 2.6.18-rc2, problem to wake up spinned down drive?

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sun Aug 06 2006 - 17:58:21 EST


> >ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action
> >0x2 frozen
> >ata1.00: (BMDMA stat 0x20)
> >ata1.00: tag 0 cmd 0xca Emask 0x4 stat 0x40 err 0x0
> >(timeout)
> >ata1: port is slow to respond, please be patient
> >ata1: port failed to respond (30 secs)
> >ata1: soft resetting port
> >ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
> >ata1: EH complete
> >SCSI device sda: 312581808 512-byte hdwr sectors
> >(160042 MB)
> >sda: Write Protect is off
> >sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
> >SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
> >
> >The disk is a SAMSUNG SP1614C.
> >
> >On another machine (with a SAMSUNG SP2504C inside)
> >there is no
> >such problem: The disk is back after just a few seconds.
> In standby mode, the drive's interface and state
> machines stay online and are supposed to spin up and
> process the command when it receives one. The above
> message is printed because an IO command hasn't finished
> in 30 secs meaning that it didn't wake up when it should
> have. The drive seems to act incorrectly.
> >Is there some trick to wake up the disk a little bit
> >faster?
> Can you try the following instead of hdparm?
> echo 1 > /sys/bus/scsi/devices/1:0:0:0/power/state

Really? I thought power/state takes 0/3 (for D0 and D3)

Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
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