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Date:	Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:50:05 -0700
From:	Myron Stowe <>
Subject: [PATCH] PCI: Work around Stratus ftServer broken PCIe hierarchy

Recently, another report surfaced indicating Stratus ftServer platforms
were exhibiting similar failures as has occurred in the past [1].

  In late 2011 we started seeing issues with Stratus ftServer systems.
  The typical failure was that USB and network devices were not being
  seen.  Research uncovered that the failure was due to the platform's PCI
  Express hierarchy  not conforming to the PCI Express specification [2]
  which commit f07852d exposed.

  The following are known Stratus ftServer platforms whose PCI hierarchies
  are broken:

  Stratus ftServer ????

  Stratus ftServer 6400
            |  |                      |
            |  |                      \-01.0-[2c]-+-00.0 [USB]
            |  |                                  +-00.1 [USB]
            |  |                                  \-1f.0 [ISA]

  Stratus ftServer 4500
  Stratus ftServer 6310

  As a solution, commit 284f5f9 was introduced.

Looking into this again it looks as if the quirk introduced in 284f5f9 is
not making the correct DMI based check.  This patch fixes the DMI 'vendor'
based check to match "Stratus", not "ftServer".  It also augments the
checking to include matching the DMI based 'product name' to "ftServer".
This quirk should now trigger for all Stratus ftServer platforms which I
was able to confirm by testing on a Stratus ftServer 6400 system with the
following 'dmidecode' output:
  System Information
        Manufacturer: Stratus
        Product Name: ftServer 6400

[2] PCI Express specification, r3.0, Section 7.3.1

Reported-by: Fadeeva Marina <>
Signed-off-by: Myron Stowe <>

 arch/x86/pci/common.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/pci/common.c b/arch/x86/pci/common.c
index 720e973..487d9f3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/pci/common.c
+++ b/arch/x86/pci/common.c
@@ -433,7 +433,8 @@ static const struct dmi_system_id __devinitconst pciprobe_dmi_table[] = {
 		.callback = set_scan_all,
 		.ident = "Stratus/NEC ftServer",
 		.matches = {
-			DMI_MATCH(DMI_SYS_VENDOR, "ftServer"),

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