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Date:	Thu, 12 May 2016 22:37:53 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <>
To:	Ard Biesheuvel <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	"<>" <>,
	Ricardo Salveti <>,
	Leo Duran <>,
	G Gregory <>,
	Realtek linux nic maintainers <>,
	Chunhao Lin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8169: default to 64-bit DMA on systems without memory
 below 4 GB

Ard Biesheuvel <> :
> On 12 May 2016 at 16:09, Francois Romieu <> wrote:
> By resurrecting 353176888386, I mean the patch that changes the
> default for PCI express devices, so I think we are in agreement here ?

Almost 353176888386: please modify it so that there's no change of
behavior for mac_version < RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_18.

It will avoid a bit more than the plain old PCI chipsets, including the
one that caused 353176888386 reversal as well as a few one that I don't
feel confortable with due to their vicinity with the original 8169.

> > A few news from the "pathologically better safe than sorry" squad:
> > I have switched the default on a couple of non-critical production
> > servers that include 8168c (RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_22). It should give an hint
> > for hardware from 2008 ~ 2009. I'll do some basic sanity testing with
> > different chipsets.
> >
> Thanks for testing that. In the mean time, I will dust off the patch
> and rebase it to today's -next.

8106e (RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_39) doesn't exhibit any difference of behavior


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