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Subject[PATCH] 8250: fix boot hang with serial console when using with Serial Over Lan port
Intel 8257x Ethernet boards have a feature called Serial Over Lan.

This feature works by emulating a serial port, and it is detected by
kernel as a normal 8250 port. However, this emulation is not perfect, as also
noticed on changeset 7500b1f602aad75901774a67a687ee985d85893f.

Before this patch, the kernel were trying to check if the serial TX is
capable of work using IRQ's.

This were done with a code similar this:

serial_outp(up, UART_IER, UART_IER_THRI);
lsr = serial_in(up, UART_LSR);
iir = serial_in(up, UART_IIR);
serial_outp(up, UART_IER, 0);

if (lsr & UART_LSR_TEMT && iir & UART_IIR_NO_INT)
up->bugs |= UART_BUG_TXEN;
This works fine for other 8250 ports, but, on 8250-emulated SoL port, the chip
is a little lazy to down UART_IIR_NO_INT at UART_IIR register.

Due to that, UART_BUG_TXEN is sometimes enabled. However, as TX IRQ keeps
working, and the TX polling is now enabled, the driver miss-interprets the IRQ
received later, hanging up the machine until a key is pressed at the serial
console.

This is the 5 version of this patch. The previous versions were trying to
introduce a delay between serial_outp and serial_in(up, UART_IIR) large enough
to work, but not so expensive. However, the needed delay couldn't be safely
determined.

At the experimental tests, a delay of 1us solves most of the cases, but still
hangs sometimes. Increasing the delay to 5us is better, but still doesn't solve.
A very high delay of 50 ms seems to work every time.

However, poking around with delays and pray for it to be enough doesn't seem to
be a good approach, even for a quirk.

So, instead of playing with random large arbitrary delays, let's just disable
UART_BUG_TXEN for all SoL ports.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>

diff --git a/drivers/serial/8250.c b/drivers/serial/8250.c
index 303272a..2d26d93 100644
--- a/drivers/serial/8250.c
+++ b/drivers/serial/8250.c
@@ -2014,6 +2014,20 @@ static int serial8250_startup(struct uart_port *port)

serial8250_set_mctrl(&up->port, up->port.mctrl);

+ /* Serial over Lan (SoL) hack:
+ Intel 8257x Gigabit ethernet chips have a
+ 16550 emulation, to be used for Serial Over Lan.
+ Those chips take a longer time than a normal
+ serial device to signalize that a transmission
+ data was queued. Due to that, the above test generally
+ fails. One solution would be to delay the reading of
+ iir. However, this is not reliable, since the timeout
+ is variable. So, let's just don't test if we receive
+ TX irq. This way, we'll never enable UART_BUG_TXEN.
+ */
+ if (up->port.flags & UPF_SOL_UART)
+ goto dont_test_tx_irq;
+
/*
* Do a quick test to see if we receive an
* interrupt when we enable the TX irq.
@@ -2033,6 +2047,7 @@ static int serial8250_startup(struct uart_port *port)
up->bugs &= ~UART_BUG_TXEN;
}

+dont_test_tx_irq:
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&up->port.lock, flags);

/*
diff --git a/drivers/serial/8250_pci.c b/drivers/serial/8250_pci.c
index 5450a0e..67d6829 100644
--- a/drivers/serial/8250_pci.c
+++ b/drivers/serial/8250_pci.c
@@ -758,6 +758,16 @@ pci_default_setup(struct serial_private *priv, struct pciserial_board *board,
return setup_port(priv, port, bar, offset, board->reg_shift);
}

+static int
+pci_intel_sol_setup(struct serial_private *priv, struct pciserial_board *board,
+ struct uart_port *port, int idx)
+{
+ port->flags |= UPF_SOL_UART;
+ printk(KERN_WARNING "serial8250: detected 8257x Serial over Lan.\n");
+
+ return pci_default_setup(priv, board, port, idx);
+}
+
/* This should be in linux/pci_ids.h */
#define PCI_VENDOR_ID_SBSMODULARIO 0x124B
#define PCI_SUBVENDOR_ID_SBSMODULARIO 0x124B
@@ -811,6 +821,29 @@ static struct pci_serial_quirk pci_serial_quirks[] __refdata = {
.init = pci_hp_diva_init,
.setup = pci_hp_diva_setup,
},
+ {
+ .vendor = PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL,
+ .device = PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_8257X_SOL,
+ .subvendor = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .subdevice = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .setup = pci_intel_sol_setup,
+ },
+ {
+ .vendor = PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL,
+ .device = PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573L_SOL,
+ .subvendor = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .subdevice = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .setup = pci_intel_sol_setup,
+ },
+ {
+ .vendor = PCI_VENDOR_ID_INTEL,
+ .device = PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573E_SOL,
+ .subvendor = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .subdevice = PCI_ANY_ID,
+ .setup = pci_intel_sol_setup,
+ },
+
+
/*
* Intel
*/
diff --git a/include/linux/pci_ids.h b/include/linux/pci_ids.h
index 1800f1d..93b6a71 100644
--- a/include/linux/pci_ids.h
+++ b/include/linux/pci_ids.h
@@ -2309,6 +2309,9 @@
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82378 0x0484
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_I960 0x0960
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_I960RM 0x0962
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_8257X_SOL 0x1062
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573E_SOL 0x1085
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573L_SOL 0x108F
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82815_MC 0x1130
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82815_CGC 0x1132
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82092AA_0 0x1221
diff --git a/include/linux/serial_core.h b/include/linux/serial_core.h
index 4e4f127..eeb6c63 100644
--- a/include/linux/serial_core.h
+++ b/include/linux/serial_core.h
@@ -288,6 +288,7 @@ struct uart_port {
#define UPF_HARDPPS_CD ((__force upf_t) (1 << 11))
#define UPF_LOW_LATENCY ((__force upf_t) (1 << 13))
#define UPF_BUGGY_UART ((__force upf_t) (1 << 14))
+#define UPF_SOL_UART ((__force upf_t) (1 << 15))
#define UPF_MAGIC_MULTIPLIER ((__force upf_t) (1 << 16))
#define UPF_CONS_FLOW ((__force upf_t) (1 << 23))
#define UPF_SHARE_IRQ ((__force upf_t) (1 << 24))


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