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From: Niklas Cassel <Niklas.Cassel@wdc.com>
To: Damien Le Moal <Damien.LeMoal@wdc.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	"linux-ide@vger.kernel.org" <linux-ide@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-block@vger.kernel.org" <linux-block@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 9/9] libahci: Introduce ncq_prio_supported sysfs sttribute
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 13:56:14 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YRZ5/NciS5gVqkdy@x1-carbon> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <DM6PR04MB7081ED4BA9C893B488C03FA2E7F89@DM6PR04MB7081.namprd04.prod.outlook.com>

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:30:52PM +0000, Damien Le Moal wrote:
> On 2021/08/12 4:07, Niklas Cassel wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 02:49:39PM +0900, Damien Le Moal wrote:
> >> Currently, the only way a user can determine if a SATA device supports
> >> NCQ priority is to try to enable the use of this feature using the
> >> ncq_prio_enable sysfs device attribute. If enabling the feature fails,
> >> it is because the device does not support NCQ priority. Otherwise, the
> >> feature is enabled and indicates that the device supports NCQ priority.
> >>
> >> Improve this odd interface by introducing the read-only
> >> ncq_prio_supported sysfs device attribute to indicate if a SATA device
> >> supports NCQ priority. The value of this attribute reflects if the
> >> device flag ATA_DFLAG_NCQ_PRIO is set or cleared.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Damien Le Moal <damien.lemoal@wdc.com>
> >> Reviewed-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
> >> ---
> >>  drivers/ata/libahci.c     |  1 +
> >>  drivers/ata/libata-sata.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>  include/linux/libata.h    |  1 +
> >>  3 files changed, 26 insertions(+)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/ata/libahci.c b/drivers/ata/libahci.c
> >> index fec2e9754aed..5b3fa2cbe722 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/ata/libahci.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/ata/libahci.c
> >> @@ -125,6 +125,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ahci_shost_attrs);
> >>  struct device_attribute *ahci_sdev_attrs[] = {
> >>  	&dev_attr_sw_activity,
> >>  	&dev_attr_unload_heads,
> >> +	&dev_attr_ncq_prio_supported,
> > 
> > Hello Damien,
> > 
> > I do not fully understand if NCQ is only supported for AHCI controllers,
> > or if vanilla SATA controllers (without AHCI) can support it as well
> > (since NCQ is part of the ATA Command Set - 5).
> > 
> > However, I do think that you might have missed adding the
> > dev_attr_ncq_prio_supported
> > attribute for the ata_ncq_sdev_attrs struct in libata-sata.c
> > 
> > (The ata_ncq_sdev_attrs struct already has the dev_attr_ncq_prio_enable
> > attribute, so it makes sense that it should have the new supported
> > attribute as well.)
> 
> Good catch. I indeed forgot that one. Will add it.

When respinning this patch, we should document this new attribute in:
Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-block-device
as well. (ncq_prio_enable is already documented there.)

Kind regards,
Niklas

      reply	other threads:[~2021-08-13 13:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-10  5:49 [PATCH v5 0/9] libata cleanups and improvements Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 1/9] libata: fix ata_host_alloc_pinfo() Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  6:06   ` Hannes Reinecke
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 2/9] libata: fix ata_host_start() Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 3/9] libata: simplify ata_scsi_rbuf_fill() Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 4/9] libata: cleanup device sleep capability detection Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 5/9] libata: cleanup ata_dev_configure() Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 6/9] libata: cleanup NCQ priority handling Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 7/9] libata: fix ata_read_log_page() warning Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 8/9] libata: print feature list on device scan Damien Le Moal
2021-08-10  5:49 ` [PATCH v5 9/9] libahci: Introduce ncq_prio_supported sysfs sttribute Damien Le Moal
2021-08-11 19:07   ` Niklas Cassel
2021-08-11 23:30     ` Damien Le Moal
2021-08-13 13:56       ` Niklas Cassel [this message]

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