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Date:	Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:41:26 -0400
From:	Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	andy@...yhouse.net, mchan@...adcom.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [TG3]: Workaround MSI bug on 5714/5780.

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 07:34:23AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 09:45:16 -0400
> 
> > Is is really necessary to get rid of the HT1000 patch?
> 
> Yes, absolutely and without a single doubt.
> 
> > commit e3008dedff4bdc96a5f67224cd3d8d12237082a0
> > Author: Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
> > Date:   Thu May 10 22:58:57 2007 -0700
> > 
> >     PCI: disable MSI by default on systems with Serverworks HT1000 chips
> > 
> > This patch was designed to address tg3 and bnx2 messages printed on
> > systems with HT1000 chips IIRC.  Are we going back to those messages on
> > bnx2 or is there a workaround in that driver needed too?
> 
> Every report of that problem is with tg3 chips afflicted by this
> INTX bug which is now worked around properly.
> 

Not according to this:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=227657

Which was precisely why I chose to look at it as a chipset issue.

> Even my Niagara T1000 box was hit by this absolutely stupid and
> wrong MSI quirk, which is how I found this problem to begin with.
> 
> I'm reverting it.
> 

If that's the case, do we need to consider that some of the bnx2
hardware (like in this case the 5706) needs a similar workaround?

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