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SubjectRe: [ath5k-devel] [PATCH v3] ath5k: disable ASPM
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:17:13AM +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>
>> However, it is possible, (and that what I asked you) that some ath5k
>> devices aren't 'pre 1.1 pcie devices' so linux won't disable ASPM L0s
>> for them.
>> So indeed for 'good feeling' it is ok to disable L0s from ath5k
>> explicitly, but most of the time (or always) it will be no-op.
>>
>> In *addition* to that, since you said that ASPM L1 *does* work, and is
>> enabled by BIOS, but linux disables it, that it might be worthy to
>> enable it again from ath5k driver explicitly.
>> As long as wireless works I don't really care if this done or not.
>
> This may need to be done on a chip by chip basis. Take a look at
> http://www.atheros.cz/inffile.php?inf=68&bit=32&atheros=AR5002G&system=4
> and some of the other inf files on that site to see which devices
> provide the PciASPMOptIn flag - those should support ASPM states even if
> they're pre-1.1 devices.

I rather we not bother with these, lets simply follow the kernel's
lead here for its rule matching.

Luis


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