Re: HDD problem, software bug, bios bug, or hardware ?

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Sep 10 2012 - 05:17:27 EST

On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 10:04:53PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> pdc_hard_reset_port needs to serialize because hard reset has to flip
> a port-specific bit in a controller register that's shared by all
> ports, so it takes the host lock. But now an interrupt occurs during
> the hard reset, and pdc_interrupt also has to take the host lock. (I
> don't know why the interrupt occurs, hotplug events are supposed to
> have been masked by ->freeze before ->hardreset. It might come from a
> different device, my test machine has multiple ATA controllers from
> different vendors, and some of them do share IRQ.)

This sounds very fishy - could it be the hardware raising a spurious IRQ
or something although it shouldn't?


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