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SubjectRe: sata_svw data corruption, strange problems
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On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 10:42 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > BTW. Tejun, I suppose that usually starting DMA after issuing the
> > > command is a standard practice of legacy/sff type controllers ? Or it's
> > > just because that's how linux did it until now ?
> >
> > It's how the standard says it should be programmed. Please take a look
> > at section 3 of the following document.
> >
> > http://www.centrillium-it.com/Projects/idems100.pdf
> >
> > It's a non-issue for PATA ones as the host is responsible for running
>
> It's very much an issue for PATA. If you start the DMA before time things
> go wrong. The DMA has to start after the command is issued (or for ATAPI
> after the command and the cdb are issued). Various ATAPI devices get
> quite cross if you mess this up.
>
> In some cases the driver code also depends upon this as we software drive
> the data clocks so have to reprogram them after command issue and before
> data transfer begins.

Might explain why those broadcom chipsets are also allergic to ATAPI
DMA :-)

Ben.




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