Re: Unhappy ahci controller on Dell XPS 13 9350
From: Tejun Heo
Date: Thu Jan 14 2016 - 17:16:45 EST
On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 10:51:15PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> My XPS 13 9350 laptop has an nvme drive. It has on-chip ahci
> capability, but the M.2 port isn't using it due to the aforementioned
> nvme drive using the same signal pins.
> It is very unhappy:
> [ 0.230455] libata version 3.00 loaded.
> [ 1.039360] ahci 0000:00:17.0: version 3.0
> [ 1.039386] ahci 0000:00:17.0: forcing PORTS_IMPL to 0xff
> It has Alpine Ridge, but I don't think there's such thing as SATA over
> USB Type C. I'd guess that that what's going on is that the ahci
> controller genuinely has zero ports enabled and the workaround for
> port_map == 0 is firing incorrectly.
Yeah, that's a workaround for very early ahci controllers. I'll think
of a way to disable it for newer controllers. Filtering on ahci
controller version should work.