Request for testing: ata(4) MFC

Goran Lowkrantz goran.lowkrantz at
Thu Oct 16 10:20:32 UTC 2008

Ok, I was not sure if this was a "No news is good news" request.

Attached are the lspci:s of the MB and devices I have had the pleasure of 
testing. I have found nothing bad on these once but please remember that I 
had to hack the nVidia MCP67-A1 to have it accepted as a SATA and AHCI 

All controllers have had large copy in/out, backups at file-system level 
via dump/zfs snapshot and tar and all have had bonny++ tests done.

On AHCI controllers, I have at least remove and re-inserted one disk of a 


Best regards,
	Göran L

--On October 16, 2008 13:15:46 +0400 "Andrey V. Elsukov" 
<bu7cher at> wrote:

> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> - Could someone provide an explanation of the 48-bit LBA addressing
>>   changes (see lines 988-1003 in the patch)?  I'd like to know what they
>>   do, and if further QA/testing is needed with this.
> I think this is for debug purposes.
>> - Can we please see about adding the FreeNAS project's ata timeout
>>   sysctls?  I see lots of delays/sleeps in numerous pieces of code that
>>   pertain to soft or hard resets of AHCI controllers, and I often worry
>>   about the implications of hard-coded timeouts.
>>   atches/ata/files/patch-ata.diff?view=markup
> As i remember changes in FreeNAS don't change timeouts for resets.
> In any case, these changes can not be in 7.1-RELEASE. My patch
> targeted to move changes from CURRENT to 7.1. But it seems there
> are too few testers and patch can not be commited.
> --
> WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov
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