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SubjectRe: [tip:x86/apic] x86: MSI: check for BIOS assigned addresses
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Daniel Yeisley <dan.yeisley@unisys.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 19:45 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>> * Daniel Yeisley <dan.yeisley@unisys.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Commit-ID: affd49d36e2e2df4cbb3e07a57db901c23823b6a
>>>> Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/affd49d36e2e2df4cbb3e07a57db901c23823b6a
>>>> Author: "Daniel Yeisley" <dan.yeisley@unisys.com>
>>>> AuthorDate: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:11:49 -0500
>>>> Commit: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>>>> CommitDate: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 19:32:44 +0100
>>>>
>>>> x86: MSI: check for BIOS assigned addresses
>>>>
>>>> Impact: fix ACPI hotplug on certain systems
>>> Note, this commit means that i moved the commit over from
>>> tip:x86/urgent into tip:x86/apic - i.e. with a 2.6.30 merge
>>> date. When exactly was this regression introduced? I think this
>>> code never really accepted the MSI settings from the firmware,
>>> so changing that behavior might affect a lot of systems.
>>>
>>> So i'm uneasy about applying this fix this late in the .29
>>> cycle, but marked it for -stable backport so it could hit
>>> 2.6.29.1 if it stays problem-free.
>>>
>>> Ingo
>> I initially noticed the problem on a 2.6.18 kernel. ACPI
>> hotplugging didn't work unless I booted with pci=nomsi. I
>> don't have a problem with waiting until 2.6.30 to make sure it
>> is thoroughly tested.
>
> Okay - so it's an ancient bug. The current track should thus be
> fine.
>

please drop this patch. it seems it break msi-x.
at least igbe with msi-x does not work anymore.

YH


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