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SubjectRe: MSI failure on nForce 430 (WAS: intel 82571EB gigabit fails to see link on 2.6.20-rc5 in-tree e1000 driver (regression))
On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 02:34:37PM -0500, Adam Kropelin wrote:
> (cc: list trimmed and thread moved to linux-pci)
> I have a PCI-E e1000 card that does not see interrupts on 2.6.20-rc5
> unless CONFIG_PCI_MSI is disabled. An e1000 maintainer indicated that
> the PHY state is correct, it's just that the interrupt is not getting
> thru to the kernel. Interestingly, on 2.6.19 PHY interrupts get thru ok
> with MSI enabled (link status responds appropriately) but packet tx
> fails with timeout errors, implying that perhaps MAC interrupts are not
> arriving.
> I've attached the contents dmesg, 'lspci -vvv', and 'cat
> /proc/interrupts' from 2.6.20-rc5.
> This is an nForce 430 based chipset on a Dell E521 which has had
> interrupt routing issues before. Prior to 2.6.19 it had to be booted
> with 'noapic' in order to come up at all. It also had USB lockup
> problems until I applied the latest BIOS update (v1.1.4). So a BIOS
> interrupt routing bug with MSI is not out of the question.
> I'm happy to gather more data or run tests...

Was this regression fixed by Eric's patch that is included in -rc7?

> --Adam



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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