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SubjectRe: [PATCH resend] ASPM: Fix pcie devices with non-pcie children
On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:32:06 -0500
Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:17:41 -0400
>
> Since 3.2.12 and 3.3, some systems are failing to boot with a BUG_ON.
> Some other systems using the pata_jmicron driver fail to boot because
> no disks are detected. Passing pcie_aspm=force on the kernel command
> line works around it.
>
> The cause: commit 4949be16822e ("PCI: ignore pre-1.1 ASPM quirking
> when ASPM is disabled") changed the behaviour of
> pcie_aspm_sanity_check() to always return 0 if aspm is disabled, in
> order to avoid cases where we changed ASPM state on pre-PCIe 1.1
> devices. This skipped the secondary function of
> pcie_aspm_sanity_check which was to avoid us enabling ASPM on devices
> that had non-PCIe children, causing trouble later on. Move the
> aspm_disabled check so we continue to honour that scenario.
>
> Addresses https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42979 and
> http://bugs.debian.org/665420
>
> [jn: with more symptoms in log message]
>
> Reported-by: Romain Francoise <romain@orebokech.com> # kernel panic
> Reported-by: Chris Holland <bandidoirlandes@gmail.com> # disk detection trouble
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Tested-by: Hatem Masmoudi <hatem.masmoudi@gmail.com> # Dell Latitude E5520
> Tested-by: janek <jan0x6c@gmail.com> # pata_jmicron with JMB362/JMB363
> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
> ---
> Hi Andrew,
>
> This patch only appeared a couple of days ago[1], but it fixes a
> noticeable regression so I would like to make sure the patch becomes
> part of mainline and the 3.2.y- and 3.3.y-stable trees soon. Could
> you pick it up for linux-next until it makes its way to the PCI tree?
>
> Regression was introduced between 3.3-rc7 and 3.3 and between 3.2.11
> and 3.2.12. Prevents boot on affected machines, though there is a
> workaround. Details about the symptoms and fix are above.

Just about the only person who wasn't copied on this email is, umm, the
PCI maintainer!


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