Kuan Luo wrote:
First thank  davide to help to send the attachment.

The patch is to solve the error message "ata1: CPB flags CMD err,
flags=0x11" when testing HDS7250SASUN500G in rhel4u5.
I tested this hd in 2.6.24-rc7 which needed to remove the mask in
blacklist to run the ncq and the same error also showed up.
I traced the  bug and found that the interrupt finished a command (for
example, tag=0) when the driver got that adma status is
NV_ADMA_STAT_DONE  and  cpb->resp_flags is NV_CPB_RESP_DONE.
However, For this hd, the drive maybe didn't clear bit 0 at this moment.
It meaned the hardware  had not completely finished the command.
If at the same time  the driver freed the command(tag 0) and sended
another command (tag 0), the error happened.

The notifier register is 32-bit register containing notifier value.
Value is bit vector containing one bit per tag number (0-31) in
corresponding bit positions (bit 0 is for tag 0, etc). When bit is set
then ADMA indicates that command with corresponding tag number completed

So i added the check notifier code. Sometimes i saw that the notifier
reg set some bits  , but the adma status set NV_ADMA_STAT_CMD_COMPLETE

Kuan, does this patch (using the notifiers to see if the command is really done) still work if one port on the controller has ADMA disabled because it's in ATAPI mode? I seem to recall Allen Martin mentioning that notifiers wouldn't work in this case.
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