Re: Merging libata PATA support into the base kernel

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 15:44:36 EST

On Thu, Aug 10 2006, Jason Lunz wrote:
> In gmane.linux.kernel, you wrote:
> > You make it sound much worse than it is. Apart for HPA, I'm not aware of
> > any setups that require extra treatment. And the amount of reported bugs
> > against it are pretty close to zero :-)
> *ahem*.
> I needed to do this to cure IDE hangs on resume:
> Are you watching the suspend mailing lists? There's no shortage of them:
> suspend-devel:
> linux-pm:
> suspend2-devel:
> suspend2-users:
> I'm currently trying to help out one Sheer El-Showk, whose piix ide
> requires 30 seconds of floundering followed by a bus reset to resume:
> But I know next-to-nothing about ATA.
> It's not surprising you're not getting many bug reports. It's common for
> several things to go wrong during s2ram, and the user often ends up
> looking at a hung system with a dead screen. It takes some quality time
> with netconsole to even begin to narrow down that it's IDE hanging the
> system, after which you can *begin* solving the no-video-on-resume
> issue.

I'm not on any of the suspend lists, I was merely comparing the
suspend-others or suspend-libata ration to suspend-ide on linux-kernel,
and the latter is clearly in the minority. I've used ide suspend quite a
bit myself, and never had issues with it (or whichever ones I saw
initially, I fixed). Of course it depends very much on the hardware. I'd
still say that ide suspend probably supports a much wider range of
hardware, than does libata suspend.

Jens Axboe

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