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    SubjectRe: PCI: Fix boot-time hang on G31/G33 PC
    Vitaliy Gusev wrote:
    > On the 28 September 2007 03:13 Greg KH, wrote:
    >> On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:36:32AM -0700, Kok, Auke wrote:
    >>> Ivan Kokshaysky wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 03:20:40PM -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
    >>>>> Ivan, your concern is about disabling things like interrupt
    >>>>> controllers and power management chips during probe right? You're
    >>>>> right that doing that could cause problems if we get and interrupt or
    >>>>> PMU event at just the wrong time, but that could just as easily happen
    >>>>> if decode was still enabled but the BAR had a bogus address programmed
    >>>>> (as it would during probing).
    >>>> Yes, nobody is arguing that moving the BAR around is unsafe, but
    >>>> generally it's the less of two evils.
    >>>> The major problem here is that with IO and MEM bits cleared in the
    >>>> command register you disable *all* address decoders on the device, not
    >>>> just ranges that have respective BARs. At least this behaviour is
    >>>> required by PCI spec. Examples:
    >>>> - legacy VGA IO and memory (no corresponding BARs);
    >>>> - base/limit registers of P2P bridge;
    >>>> - PMU and SMBus registers (sort of normal BARs, but hidden elsewhere
    >>>> in the config space);
    >>>> - IDE legacy mode registers;
    >>>> - IO-APIC registers (typically sort of read-only BAR).
    >>>> For all of these address ranges our current BAR probe is effectively
    >>>> a no-op, but disable/re-enable clearly isn't.
    >>>>> Ultimately, I don't care much one way or another as long as we can get
    >>>>> the desktop platforms fixed somehow. I think disabling decode is the
    >>>>> most correct way of doing this, but I'm open to other solutions (this
    >>>>> is the only patch I've seen though that's been tested to solve the
    >>>>> problem).
    >>>> There are two other solutions: one is to disable decode selectively,
    >>>> only on devices or systems where it's necessary and known to be safe.
    >>>> I've posted a patch which introduces "disable_while_probe" pci_dev
    >>>> field for that purpose.
    >>>> Another one is to delay mmconfig probe until after the PCI probe is
    >>>> done, as Matthew suggested, and Robert confirmed that it's feasible.
    >>> for everyone who's using this quirk or has the same boot issue: I just
    >>> confirmed that the new dg33tl bios update v0287 (released 9/20) fixes the
    >>> boot issue for my systems. I encourage everyone to update their BIOS
    >>> image and see if this works.
    > No, it still doesn't work even with a latest BIOS verstion. I have a computer
    > with Intel DQ35MP motherboard. I upgraded BIOS to rev. 0696, released
    > Oct 1. But kernel ( still hangs up. Kernel with this fix patch boots
    > and works fine.

    please note that your BIOS is completely different than the one posted above. This
    may be a clue.

    interestingly enough I can attest (somewhat) to this. After the BIOS upgrade
    2.6.22 booted just fine without pci=nommconf, but I've had several boot lockups
    with 2.6.23-rc8.

    So, the issue is still open and Matthew/Jesse's suggested fix becomes much more
    attractive to me now.

    Greg, I suggest putting this patch back in the "grey" zone

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