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Date:	Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:45:08 +0300
From:	"Eilon Greenstein" <eilong@...adcom.com>
To:	"Michal Schmidt" <mschmidt@...hat.com>
cc:	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Dmitry Kravkov" <dmitry@...adcom.com>,
	"Vladislav Zolotarov" <vladz@...adcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bnx2x: suppress repeated error messages about Max
 BW

On Tue, 2011-08-16 at 04:38 -0700, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> On 08/15/2011 08:47 PM, Eilon Greenstein wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-08-15 at 08:13 -0700, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> >> A tester reported getting only these 4 messages with the patch applied:
> >>
> >> [bnx2x_extract_max_cfg:1074(eth4)]Illegal configuration detected for Max
> >> BW on vn 2 - using 100 instead
> >> [bnx2x_extract_max_cfg:1074(eth5)]Illegal configuration detected for Max
> >> BW on vn 2 - using 100 instead
> >> [bnx2x_extract_max_cfg:1074(eth6)]Illegal configuration detected for Max
> >> BW on vn 3 - using 100 instead
> >> [bnx2x_extract_max_cfg:1074(eth7)]Illegal configuration detected for Max
> >> BW on vn 3 - using 100 instead
> >>
> >> This suggests that VNs 0 and 1 had non-zero Max BW configuration.
> >
> > Michal - this is a great point of data! It helped me finding a bug in
> > that code - the code is not suitable for 4 port devices, it always
> > assumes 4 VN per PCI function, while in 4 port devices there are only 2
> > VN per PCI function. I assume that you are seeing this problem on a
> > 57800 with 2x10G + 2x1G - and the 1G devices are in single function mode
> > and therefore you are seeing this error message. I will send a patch to
> > fix the problem on 4 port devices soon (after testing it for a while) -
> > please confirm that you are seeing this issue on 2x10G+2x1G 57800
> > device.
> 
> Eilon,
> the tester is seeing this with BCM57711E. It's a HP-Blade bl460c-g6 with 
> HP VirtualConnect. Quote from him:
> 
>    hp-agents reports 4 dual port nic's, Linux kernel reports 8 identical
>    nic's but it's actual a blade with 2 LOM's (lan on motherboard) with
>    each one port. Via VC we present max 4 FlexNic's per port, but for
>    this server we present 2 FlexNic's per port.
> 
>    The fun with Linux is that it always sees all FlexNic's devices even
>    if we configure 2 FlexNics via a VC profile on a port like on this
>    server.
> 
> Michal

I see. This seems to be a valid VC configuration and therefore the
message should be reduced to debug level all together. At least we
resolved a 4 port configuration problem...

Eilon




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