Re: 82571EB: Detected Hardware Unit Hang

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 11:47:25 EST

On Sun, 2012-07-15 at 10:35 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2012, Dave, Tushar N wrote:
> > Somehow setting max payload to 256 from BIOS does not set this value for all devices. I believe this is a BIOS bug.
> And preferably, Linux should complain about it. Since we know it is going
> to cause problems, and since we know it does happen, we should be raising a
> ruckus about it in the kernel log (and probably fixing it to min(path) while
> at it)...
> Is this something that should be raised as a feature request with the
> PCI/PCIe subsystem?

The feature is there, but we ended up with:

commit 5f39e6705faade2e89d119958a8c51b9b6e2c53c
Author: Jon Mason <mason@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon Oct 3 09:50:20 2011 -0500

PCI: Disable MPS configuration by default

But you are welcome to share use of the fixup_mpss_256() quirk.


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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