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SubjectRe: Workaround for Intel MPS errata
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On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 2:03 AM, Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de> wrote:
>> Hey Avi,
>> Can you try this patch?  It should resolve the issue you are seeing.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Jon
>>
>>     PCI: Workaround for Intel MPS errata
>>
>>     Intel 5000 and 5100 series memory controllers have a known issue if
>> read
>>     completion coalescing is enabled (the default setting) and the PCI-E
>>     Maximum Payload Size is set to 256B.  To work around this issue,
>> disable
>>     read completion coalescing if the MPS is 256B.
>>
>>     http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/specification-update/5000-chipset-memory-controller-hub-specification-update.pdf
>>     http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/specification-update/5100-memory-controller-hub-chipset-specification-update.pdf
>>
>>     Reported-by: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>
>>     Signed-off-by: Jon Mason <mason@myri.com>
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/pci/probe.c b/drivers/pci/probe.c
>> index a919db2..13c733a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/pci/probe.c
>> +++ b/drivers/pci/probe.c
>> @@ -1361,6 +1361,80 @@ static int pcie_find_smpss(struct pci_dev *dev,
>> void *data)
>>       return 0;
>>  }
>>
>> +static void pcie_errata_check(int mps)
>> +{
>
> While this whole function is about Intel 5x00 devices the name of it is
> very generic (and in a very generic file). Maybe this can be changed, e.g.

I made it generic in naming because I'm betting there are other chips
out there that don't play nice with others.

> "fixup:" renamed to "fixup_intel_5x00:". Also I wonder if that shouldn't
> be a nop when CONFIG_PCI_QUIRKS is not set.

It probably should be a no-op for non-x86 too, as I doubt many other
arches use Intel memory controllers (maybe IA64).

Thanks,
Jon

>
> Eike
>
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