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SubjectRe: 2.6.14-rc1 breaks tg3 on ia64
Jack Steiner wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 09:16:17AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 11:59:14AM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> > > On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 08:47:03AM -0700, Tony Luck wrote:
> > > > > >So does reverting this patch solve the problem?
> > > > >
> > > > > I reversing
> > > > > http://kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=064b53dbcc977dbf2753a67c2b8fc1c061d74f21,
> > > > > which appears to be the latest version of this patch. There was a
> > > > > patch reject in sparc64, but the common code was reverted. IA64 (SGI
> > > > > Altix) with that patch reverted now boots 2.6.14-rc1.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone know anything more about this problem? I'm not seeing it
> > > > on any of my systems ... so perhaps it only affects cards with a
> > > > PCI bridge on them, or cards that haven't already been initialized
> > > > by EFI.
> > >
> > > I posted a patch on Wednesday:
> > >
> > > http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0509.1/2193.html
> > >
> > > The original reporter (Keith Owens <kaos@sgi.com>) confirmed this
> > > patch to fix the problem.
> >
> > Yes, and a number of people objected to that patch. Care to respond to
> > them?
>
> We are working on an SN-only workaround. No guarantee, but the person
> working on it is optimistic that we can fix the problem in SN code
> w/o making any generic changes. I should know more on Monday.
>
> Long term, we are making SN ACPI compliant - or at leeast a lot closer.


As Jack stated above, the issue is that sgi isn't fully ACPI
compliant yet. On a SN platform the pci_controller->pci_window's
are not initialized...so routines like pcibios_resource_to_bus()
and pcibios_bus_to_resource() will not work. It is this reason
why the pci_restore_bars() call, added to pci_set_power_state(),
is causing a problem on SN platforms.

SGIs long term goal is to become ACPI compliant, but until that
happens sgi need to somehow prevent things that rely on the
pci_controller->pci_window's from being called. John Linville
latest patch, the one that "restricts calling pci_restore_bars
unless the current state is PCI_UNKNOWN and the actual state of
the device is PCI_D3hot..." does that. I don't understand why
this is wrong (why is checking the physical/actual state of the
device unattractive? Why restore the BARs if it's unnecessary)?
Anyhow, if this patch gets pulled then sgi will needs to do
something quick and dirty in the SN specific code to prevent
pci_restore_bars() from getting called. Like hack
sn_pci_fixup_slot() to set the current_state to PCI_D0:

--- arch/ia64/sn/kernel/io_init.c 2005-09-19 17:11:11 -05:00
+++ arch/ia64/sn/kernel/io_init.c.org 2005-09-19 17:10:40 -05:00
@@ -329,8 +329,6 @@
SN_PCIDEV_INFO(dev)->pdi_sn_irq_info = NULL;
kfree(sn_irq_info);
}
-
- dev->current_state = PCI_D0;

And yes, I understand this is just putting a Band-Aid on the
current problem... until the ACPI support is in place to init
the controller's pci_windows we're just asking for future
problems.

So is hacking the SN specific code to initialize the device's
state to PCI_DO more attractive than keeping John Linville current
patch? As I said, I personally see nothing wrong with John
Linville current patch to check the actual state of the device.

-mike habeck
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