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Bug 108330

Summary: 2.6.13-gentoo: Crash while heavy or multi-disc activity on Promise TX2 (378)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Arturo Mann <arturo.mann>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers <kernel>
Severity: blocker CC: joakim
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Kernel config

Description Arturo Mann 2005-10-06 17:01:07 UTC
When moving large amounts of data - or accessing both discs in the array
simultaneously, the Promise will die with a "ata1: command time out" and the
system will just hang, then, at other times it will fail to write and XFS will
disable the file-system after an out of sync error. /var/log/messages is attached.
This is a creepy bug - and it's really a nasty block, it renders the machine
The kernel people have not... replied yet, perhaps we can do something about it.
Reports from especulate that actually the problem is in the
fact that sometimes the irq does not get sent back from the card to the kernel...

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Use a Promise Sata 378 (TX2Plus) controller with one or more discs, and attempt
to access both at the same time or to move a large amount of data into either of
them (or out), and the system will CRASH. Sometimes you will get an atax:
command timeout. Others, XFS errors on the volumes. Note that this affects the
PDC20378 in my case, probably other pdc203xx family members too

Actual Results:  
The kernel will crash, no questions about it.

Expected Results:  
It should have continued working normally.
Comment 1 Arturo Mann 2005-10-06 17:03:42 UTC
Created attachment 70026 [details]
Kernel config
Comment 2 Arturo Mann 2005-10-06 17:04:02 UTC
Created attachment 70027 [details]
Comment 3 Arturo Mann 2005-10-06 17:05:06 UTC
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Processor to
I/O Controller (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express
Root Port (rev 04)
0000:00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus
Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV41.8 [GeForce Go
6800] (rev a2)
0000:0a:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 02)
0000:0a:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000
Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:0a:02.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20378 (FastTrak
378/SATA 378) (rev 02)
0000:0a:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169
Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
0000:0a:04.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133 Video
Broadcast Decoder (rev f0)
Comment 4 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-10 09:00:18 UTC
Is this problem new to 2.6.13? Is it reproducible on the latest development
kernel (currently vanilla-sources-2.6.14_rc3)?
Comment 5 Arturo Mann 2005-10-10 11:25:27 UTC
It probably is - the problem is in the SATA 1.1 driver attached to the libata.
If there have been changes on to these bits, then maybe the problem has been
Comment 6 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-10 12:12:49 UTC
We're moving to filing an upstream kernel bug, in which case you *need* to
reproduce it on the latest vanilla kernel.

Rereading your original post, it sounds like you might have done this already.
Is this so?
Comment 7 Arturo Mann 2005-10-10 12:26:34 UTC
The bug does occur on 2.6.13 and 2.16.10 Vanilla.
Comment 8 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-25 12:25:32 UTC
Please reopen when you have tested on the latest development kernel (currently
Comment 9 Arturo Mann 2005-10-26 13:59:34 UTC
Turns out the bug is not really a bug. It's rather a fucked-up Fujitsu Disc.