Re: [PATCH 2/6] ipmi: Increase KCS timeouts

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 14:50:31 EST

On Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:47:55 -0600
Corey Minyard <cminyard@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Matthew Garrett <mjg@xxxxxxxxxx>
> We currently time out and retry KCS transactions after 1 second of waiting
> for IBF or OBF. This appears to be too short for some hardware. The IPMI
> spec says "All system software wait loops should include error timeouts. For
> simplicity, such timeouts are not shown explicitly in the flow diagrams. A
> five-second timeout or greater is recommended". Change the timeout to five
> seconds to satisfy the slow hardware.

Several of these patches fix bugs/problems, but there isn't enough info
here for me to decide whether we should patch 3.3 or earlier kernels.
I'm assuming "3.4 only".

> From: Matthew Garrett <mjg@xxxxxxxxxx>

A dupe. The first one was correct.
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