Patch to disable NCQ for some SSD drives

Ben Hutchings ben at
Wed Jan 27 01:24:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 23:39 +0530, Vishal Rao wrote:
> 2010/1/26 Ben Hutchings <ben at>:
> > You should send the patch to the ATA maintainer,
> Thanks, patch sent with an initial (not so encouraging) response
> from Alan Cox:
> Should the patch be rejected, might Ubuntu incorporate it (in
> essence) for the benefit of users who shouldn't be dismayed at
> their new SSDs' breakage the way I was? :-)

It's not my decision - I'm actually on the Debian kernel team and trying
to work together with other distros on the 2.6.32 stable branch.

> Would be nice to have for the quality of LTS Lucid I would think...

It might be nice for you, but the response you're getting suggests that
this is not a generally correct fix.


Ben Hutchings
Any smoothly functioning technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
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