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Date:	Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:17:12 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <ben@...adent.org.uk>
To:	Michael Tokarev <mjt@....msk.ru>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	Ferenc Wagner <wferi@...f.hu>, Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Matt Carlson <mcarlson@...adcom.com>,
	Grant Likely <grant.likely@...retlab.ca>,
	Rob Herring <rob.herring@...xeda.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: tg3 driver upgrade (Linux 2.6.32 -> 3.2) breaks IBM Bladecenter
 SoL

On Tue, 2012-10-02 at 23:06 +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> On 02.10.2012 22:49, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> > "Michael Chan" <mchan@...adcom.com> writes:
> >> These are the likely fixes:
> >>
> >> commit cf9ecf4b631f649a964fa611f1a5e8874f2a76db 
> >> Author: Matt Carlson <mcarlson@...adcom.com>
> >> Date: Mon Nov 28 09:41:03 2011 +0000
> >>
> >> tg3: Fix TSO CAP for 5704 devs w / ASF enabled
> > 
> > You are exactly right: cf9ecf4b fixed the premanent SoL breakage
> > introduced by dabc5c67.  Looks like ASF utilizes similar technology to
> > that of the HS20 BMC.  Thanks for the tip, it greatly reduced our CPU
> > wear. :)  It's a pity ethtool -k did not give a hint.  Do you think it's
> > possible to work around in 3.2 by eg. fiddling some ethtool setting?
> 
> Maybe it's better to push this commit to -stable instead?

But that will take time, so I imagine a temporary workaround would be
useful to Ferenc.

> (the commit
> that broke things is part of 3.0 kernel so all current 3.x -stable
> kernels are affected)
[...]

The fix went into 3.3, so only 3.0 and 3.2 need it.

David, please can you include the above commit in your next batches for
these stable series?

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
For every complex problem
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

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