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SubjectRe: [PATCH]PCI:disable resource decode in PCI BAR detection
On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 08:30:59AM -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
> Do you have an example of specific hardware that exhibits this problem?

Well, first two results of google search for "disable bar when sizing":
http://lkml.org/lkml/2002/12/21/95
http://lkml.org/lkml/2002/12/20/110

> So far after a similar patch has been in -mm for months there have been
> no reports of any such problems.

You cannot compare user base of -mm and release kernels. Also, note
that we're talking about maybe 0.01% of systems running Linux.
And similar patch appeared in various trees several times over the last
decade and every time it had to be reverted.

> This isn't guaranteed to help. I don't think it is only integrated
> graphics that could cause this problem, I think that an add-on PCI
> Express card can do this as well. Depending on the chipset memory decode
> rules, any PCI or PCI Express device with a BAR large enough could cause
> issues.

No, it's impossible for several reasons. Most obvious one is that a PCI-E
bridge does isolate stuff quite nicely.

Ivan.
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