RE: sata_mv port lockup on hotplug (kernel

From: Bruce Stenning
Date: Tue Apr 12 2011 - 06:31:08 EST

> > The kernel still exhibits the same lockups that we see with the
> > 2.6.26 kernel.
> Okay. Just to help narrow it down a bit, how does 2.6.32 behave ?
> Thanks.

Hi Mark,

I have reproduced the issue with the 2.6.32 kernel.

In case it is of use, the silicon is rev 09 (i.e. C0 stepping) and I am using
gcc 4.4.2 to build the kernel and modules.

I am currently inserting tracing into to try to work out what is going
on. From mv_write_main_irq_mask I can see that the IRQ for each port is still
enabled, even when ports stop responding. I see interrupts generated when I
hotplug or unplug disks on ports that are not locked up, but no interrupt is
generated at all for the ports that are locked (this is from tracing in
asm_do_IRQ in arch/arm/kernel/irq.c)

One thing I noticed was that there is no spinlock around the
mv_save_cached_regs/mv_edma_cfg in mv_hardreset (unlike mv_port_start and
mv_port_stop); why is this?

Kind Regards,

Bruce Stenning,
b <dot> stenning <at> indigovision <dot> com

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