On Mon, 2007-30-07 at 00:21 -0500, dmc wrote:
> Matthew Kent wrote:
> > Been digging around for a solution or confirmation of this for a while
> > now without much luck. Forgive me if there's a solution to this I'm just
> > not seeing.
> > Getting some ugly libata related errors in my guest like
> > ata2: DRQ=1 with device error, dev_stat 0x49
> > ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
> > ata2.00: cmd a0/00:00:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0 tag 0 cdb 0x4a data 8
> > in
> > res 41/50:03:00:00:20/00:00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x3 (HSM
> > violation)
> > ata2: soft resetting port
> > ata2.00: configured for MWDMA2
> > ata2: EH complete
> > when running a stock install of Fedora 7 (x86_64) in qemu (the stock
> > fedora package of qemu 0.9.0 or kvm-33). Tried upgrading to the latest
> > updated kernel 188.8.131.52-33.fc7, then the latest development one with no
> > change.
> > Tracked it down to hald-addon-storage which is polling the cdrom with
> > SG_IO and GPCMD_GET_EVENT_STATUS_NOTIFICATION which is trying to "check
> > if eject button was pressed".
> > In my search I found a brief example program in this ticket
> > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=145147 which replicates the
> > issue reliably here without involving hal.
> > The workaround I found was to run
> > hal-disable-polling --device /dev/scd0
> > but given the lack of success I had finding other people reporting this
> > exact issue in libata proper, I'm guessing it might be something with
> > the cd-rom emulation of which fixing is way over my head :)
> > Guest dmesg and test case attached.
> > Anyone else seeing this?
> Yeah. I mentioned it on fedora-devel@redh.... I was forwarded to a link
> which mentioned the workaround you mentioned, as well as prefixing it with a
> 'killall hald-addon-storage'.
> I also ran across this little patch, which I haven't bothered to try yet.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=431829 >
> If you try it, let me know if it works.