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Date:	Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:02:21 +0100
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Michael Breuer <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,,,,,
	Michael Chan <>,
	Don Fry <>,
	Francois Romieu <>,
	Matt Carlson <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sky2: Fix WARNING: at lib/dma-debug.c:902 check_sync

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 03:46:50PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
> On 1/21/2010 3:41 PM, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> >On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 02:59:19PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
> >>Test notes:
> >>
> >>1) Warning previously apparent on start (dma_debug check_sync) with
> >>CONFIG_DMAR=n is gone.
> >>2) W/o the above patch, I was getting sky2 DMAR errors and
> >>subsequent TX hangs requiring reboot to clear. The hangs happened
> >>after at least 12 hours of uptime, and under RX load at the time of
> >>the hang.
> >>3) With the above patch (and no other changes) I have not been able
> >>to recreate the crash - the system is stable.
> >Btw, could you remind us if during last dmar bugs jumbo frames might
> >have been used or maybe mtu was changed, and the current test setting?
> >
> I've hit this with and without Jumbo frames enabled. Last couple of
> recreations were with mtu = 1500, which is how I'm running now.
> >>I have been following the discussion about the DMA api would suggest
> >>that the length issue when DMAR is enabled is less innocuous than
> >>previously believed.
> >Actually, the last conclusions are - it's more innocuous than ever
> >believed, and I completely agree with this (at least until the next
> >week ;-).
> I stand grammatically corrected.

I didn't mean anything grammatical, sorry! (Except, it's equally
complex ;-)

Jarek P.
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