Re: [ath5k-devel] [PATCH v3] ath5k: disable ASPM

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Mon Jul 26 2010 - 18:33:42 EST

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 03:31:28PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 03:26:37PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> >
> >> What I meant was that the PCI config space would already have L1
> >> enabled if L1 worked, so I don't see why we would need to nitpick out
> >> specifics here. All Atheros PCIE chips should work with L1. The advise
> >> given is to disable L0s though. I believe AR2425 would be one which
> >> likely had L0s enabled but requires it to be disabled. Not sure of
> >> others. But this is why I am saying this can be done globally for all
> >> ath5k chipsets.
> >
> > If L1 is set but the chip is pre-PCIe 1.1 then we'll disable L1 unless
> > the driver tells us that it's functional. The .inf from the Windows
> > driver seemed to suggest that only a subset of the chips re-enabled L1
> > there, but if it's ok in general then that's a straightforward one-line
> > patch.
> But why can't we just rely on what the device already has on its PCI
> config space and only ensure to disable L0s?

Because we globally disable ASPM on pre-1.1 devices, because that's what
Windows does. It makes it easier for us to figure out what level of
support we can expect from different hardware revisions.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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