ATA driver races with interrupts

Søren Schmidt sos at
Wed Aug 11 05:20:20 PDT 2004

Daniel Eriksson wrote:

> Unfortunately it didn't take too long for it to lock up. After 42 hours of
> uptime with very light I/O load on the SATA discs (plus the SMART monitor),
> one of the channels locked up. No interesting messages in the logs, just the
> normal "removed from configuration" message I've reported before.
> Any suggestions on how to proceed?

How about not running the SMART monitor ?

The SMART monitor issues ATA commands from userland and could do some 
major footshooting, so lets get that out of the loop and concentrate on 
"pure" ATA driver details for now.

Let me know how that goes....


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