ATA? related trouble with r300299

Steven Hartland killing at
Tue May 24 23:15:42 UTC 2016

On 24/05/2016 21:56, Kenneth D. Merry wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 23:54:09 +0300, Oleg V. Nauman wrote:
>> On Tuesday 24 May 2016 16:17:33 you wrote:
>>> Okay, I've got a basic idea of what may be going on.  The resets that are
>>> getting sent are triggering another probe, which then triggers a reset,
>>> which triggers a probe...and so on.
>>> So here is another patch that should work for you:
>>> I have commented out the quirk for this drive, and the driver will now only
>>> start the SMR probe on drives that claim to be SMR-capable.  So, for the
>>> vast majority of drives out there right now, it won't even start the extra
>>> probe steps.
>>   It fixes this issue. I was able to boot with your latest patch.
> Great!  I'll check it in with that fix as well as a quirk entry.  That way,
> if we have other reasons later on to issue a read log, we'll know that
> it doesn't work for those drives.
Might be worth seeing if smartmontools can read the log from that drive 
before committing the quirk as a double check.


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