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Date:	Thu, 3 Oct 2013 07:11:04 +0000
From:	Sathya Perla <Sathya.Perla@...lex.Com>
To:	Somnath Kotur <Somnath.Kotur@...lex.Com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
CC:	"davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Somnath Kotur <Somnath.Kotur@...lex.Com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net] be2net: Warn users of possible broken functionality
 on BE2 cards with very old F/W versions with latest driver.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: netdev-owner@...r.kernel.org [mailto:netdev-owner@...r.kernel.org] On Behalf
> Of Somnath Kotur
> 
> On very old F/W versions < 4.0, the mailbox command to set interrupts on the
> card succeeds even though it is not supported and should have failed leading to
> interrupts not working.
> Hence warn users to upgrade to a suitable F/W version to avoid seeing broken
> functionality.
> 

Som, we've already use the term "FW" (instead of "F/W") at various places in the
code. Can you pls stick to this.
This is important especially for log messages. "FW" (similar to "HW" ) is much more
commonly used and more readable.

> Signed-off-by: Somnath Kotur <somnath.kotur@...lex.com>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/emulex/benet/be_main.c |    5 +++++
>  1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/emulex/benet/be_main.c
> b/drivers/net/ethernet/emulex/benet/be_main.c
> index 2c38cc4..f4bbc92 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/emulex/benet/be_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/emulex/benet/be_main.c
> @@ -3247,6 +3247,11 @@ static int be_setup(struct be_adapter *adapter)
> 
>  	be_cmd_get_fw_ver(adapter, adapter->fw_ver, adapter->fw_on_flash);
> 
> +	if (BE2_chip(adapter) && memcmp(adapter->fw_ver, "4.", 2) < 0) {
> +		dev_err(dev, "F/W version is very old. IRQs may not work\n");
> +		dev_err(dev, "Pls upgrade to F/W version >= 4.0\n");
> +	}

Same as above.

> +
>  	if (adapter->vlans_added)
>  		be_vid_config(adapter);
> 
> --
> 1.6.0.2
> 
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