ahci-xgene falsely advertises NCQ support

Bug #1358498 reported by dann frazier on 2014-08-18
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dann frazier
dann frazier

Bug Description

ahci-xgene doesn't support NCQ but it sets this flag. This causes SATA failures that surface as a filesystem being remounted read-only due to errors when using a disk that supports NCQ.
Do a network boot install on an X-Gene system with an SSD drive that supports NCQ. The install will fail and dmesg will show the filesystem being remounted read-only.
[Regression Potential]
Minimal; we're turning off a feature that is known broken.

dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

This fix should flow naturally into utopic via stable. The driver isn't in upstream 3.13 stable, and the flag code has changed since, so trusty requires some backporting.

dann frazier (dannf) on 2014-08-18
description: updated

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This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
dann frazier (dannf) on 2014-08-18
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Utopic):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
tags: added: patch
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-trusty' to 'verification-done-trusty'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-trusty
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

ubuntu@am3:~$ dmesg | grep -i ncq
[ 1.309746] xgene-ahci 1a800000.sata: controller can't do NCQ, turning off CAP_NCQ
[ 1.725691] ata3.00: 976773168 sectors, multi 0: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)

tags: added: verification-done-trusty
removed: verification-needed-trusty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.16.0-16.22

linux (3.16.0-16.22) utopic; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: x86/xen: Fix setup of 64bit kernel pagetables"
  * [Config] tools -- only build common tools when enabled
  * [Config] follow rename of DEB_BUILD_PROFILES

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [Debian] set do_*_tools after stage1 or bootstrap is determined
    - LP: #1370211
  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1370535

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * x86/xen: don't copy bogus duplicate entries into kernel page tables
  * blk-merge: fix blk_recount_segments
    - LP: #1359146
  * igb: bring link up when PHY is powered up
    - LP: #1370018
  * igb: remove unnecessary break after goto
    - LP: #1370018
  * igb: remove unnecessary break after return
    - LP: #1370018
  * igb: Add message when malformed packets detected by hw
    - LP: #1370018
  * igb: bump igb version to 5.2.13
    - LP: #1370018
 -- Tim Gardner <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:19:04 -0600

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.13.0-36.63

linux (3.13.0-36.63) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Joseph Salisbury ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1365052

  [ Feng Kan ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) irqchip:gic: change access of gicc_ctrl register to read
    modify write.
    - LP: #1357527
  * SAUCE: (no-up) arm64: optimized copy_to_user and copy_from_user
    assembly code
    - LP: #1358949

  [ Ming Lei ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) Drop APM X-Gene SoC Ethernet driver
    - LP: #1360140
  * [Config] Drop XGENE entries
    - LP: #1360140
  * [Config] CONFIG_NET_XGENE=m for arm64
    - LP: #1360140

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * SAUCE: Add compat macro for skb_get_hash
    - LP: #1358162
  * SAUCE: bcache: prevent crash on changing writeback_running
    - LP: #1357295

  [ Suman Tripathi ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) arm64: Fix the csr-mask for APM X-Gene SoC AHCI SATA PHY
    clock DTS node.
    - LP: #1359489
  * SAUCE: (no-up) ahci_xgene: Skip the PHY and clock initialization if
    already configured by the firmware.
    - LP: #1359501
  * SAUCE: (no-up) ahci_xgene: Fix the link down in first attempt for the
    APM X-Gene SoC AHCI SATA host controller driver.
    - LP: #1359507

  [ Tuan Phan ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) pci-xgene-msi: fixed deadlock in irq_set_affinity
    - LP: #1359514

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * iwlwifi: mvm: Add a missed beacons threshold
    - LP: #1349572
  * mac80211: reset probe_send_count also in HW_CONNECTION_MONITOR case
    - LP: #1349572
  * genirq: Add an accessor for IRQ_PER_CPU flag
    - LP: #1357527
  * arm64: perf: add support for percpu pmu interrupt
    - LP: #1357527
  * cifs: sanity check length of data to send before sending
    - LP: #1283101
  * KVM: nVMX: Pass vmexit parameters to nested_vmx_vmexit
    - LP: #1329434
  * KVM: nVMX: Rework interception of IRQs and NMIs
    - LP: #1329434
  * KVM: vmx: disable APIC virtualization in nested guests
    - LP: #1329434
  * HID: Add transport-driver functions to the USB HID interface.
    - LP: #1353021
  * ahci_xgene: Removing NCQ support from the APM X-Gene SoC AHCI SATA Host
    Controller driver.
    - LP: #1358498
  * fold d_kill() and d_free()
    - LP: #1354234
  * fold try_prune_one_dentry()
    - LP: #1354234
  * new helper: dentry_free()
    - LP: #1354234
  * expand the call of dentry_lru_del() in dentry_kill()
    - LP: #1354234
  * dentry_kill(): don't try to remove from shrink list
    - LP: #1354234
  * don't remove from shrink list in select_collect()
    - LP: #1354234
  * more graceful recovery in umount_collect()
    - LP: #1354234
  * dcache: don't need rcu in shrink_dentry_list()
    - LP: #1354234
  * lift the "already marked killed" case into shrink_dentry_list()
  * split dentry_kill()
    - LP: #1354234
  * expand dentry_kill(dentry, 0) in shrink_dentry_list()
    - LP: #1354234
  * shrink_dentry_list(): take parent's ->d_lock earlier
    - LP: #1354234
  * dealing with the rest of shrink_dentry_list() livelock
    - LP: #1354234
  * dentry_kill() doesn't need the second argument now
    - LP: #1354234
  * dcache: add missing lockdep annotation
    - LP: #1354234
  * fs: convert use of typedef ctl_table to struct ctl_table


Changed in linux (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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