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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] I/OAT: Add watchdog/reset functionality to ioatdma driver
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 7:17 AM, Brice Goglin <> wrote:
> Maciej Sosnowski wrote:
>> Due to occasional DMA channel hangs observed for I/OAT versions 1.2 and 2.0
>> a watchdog has been introduced to check every 2 seconds
>> if all channels progress normally.
>> If stuck channel is detected, driver resets it.
>> The reset is done in two parts. The second part is scheduled
>> by the first one to reinitialize the channel after the restart.
> Is all this transparent to the caller? Are you reposting all copies to
> the hardware after the reset? Or are we going to get some DMA_ERROR
> return values ?
>> Sleep time in self_test has been increased to 10ms
>> since in some cases 1ms appeared not to be enough
> Thanks Maciej, this helps a lot here.

Can I interpret this as a "Tested-by" for the watchdog and/or the self_test fix?

> Brice


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