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authorTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2013-07-22 16:53:36 -0400
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2013-08-04 16:50:55 +0800
commit2794edb180b726d9d8aedcc6c7034e2d877489fc (patch)
tree4540547ce1b486bc716a3cae02c65f03d3eabad2 /drivers/ata
parentb1cd27dc900443c2f40abe30d7c97c153b5e3e7d (diff)
libata: make it clear that sata_inic162x is experimental
commit bb9696192826a7d9279caf872e95b41bc26c7eff upstream. sata_inic162x never reached a state where it's reliable enough for production use and data corruption is a relatively common occurrence. Make the driver generate warning about the issues and mark the Kconfig option as experimental. If the situation doesn't improve, we'd be better off making it depend on CONFIG_BROKEN. Let's wait for several cycles and see if the kernel message draws any attention. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Reported-by: Martin Braure de Calignon <braurede@free.fr> Reported-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> Reported-by: risc4all@yahoo.com Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/ata')
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/ata/Kconfig b/drivers/ata/Kconfig
index a5a3ebcbdd2c..78eabff2fe46 100644
--- a/drivers/ata/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/ata/Kconfig
@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ config SATA_FSL
If unsure, say N.
config SATA_INIC162X
- tristate "Initio 162x SATA support"
+ tristate "Initio 162x SATA support (Very Experimental)"
depends on PCI
This option enables support for Initio 162x Serial ATA.
diff --git a/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c b/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
index 1e6827c89429..74456fa8483f 100644
--- a/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
+++ b/drivers/ata/sata_inic162x.c
@@ -6,6 +6,18 @@
* This file is released under GPL v2.
+ * **** WARNING ****
+ *
+ * This driver never worked properly and unfortunately data corruption is
+ * relatively common. There isn't anyone working on the driver and there's
+ * no support from the vendor. Do not use this driver in any production
+ * environment.
+ *
+ * http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.bugs.rc/378525/focus=54491
+ * https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60565
+ *
+ * *****************
+ *
* This controller is eccentric and easily locks up if something isn't
* right. Documentation is available at initio's website but it only
* documents registers (not programming model).
@@ -807,6 +819,8 @@ static int inic_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
ata_print_version_once(&pdev->dev, DRV_VERSION);
+ dev_alert(&pdev->dev, "inic162x support is broken with common data corruption issues and will be disabled by default, contact linux-ide@vger.kernel.org if in production use\n");
/* alloc host */
host = ata_host_alloc_pinfo(&pdev->dev, ppi, NR_PORTS);
hpriv = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*hpriv), GFP_KERNEL);