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Date:   Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:00:56 +0100
From:   Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@...tlin.com>
To:     Marcin Wojtas <mw@...ihalf.com>
Cc:     Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>,
        Antoine Tenart <antoine.tenart@...tlin.com>,
        Maxime Chevallier <maxime.chevallier@...tlin.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Grzegorz Jaszczyk <jaz@...ihalf.com>,
        Tomasz Nowicki <tn@...ihalf.com>
Subject: Re: [BUG] MVPP2 driver exploding in presence of a tap interface

Hello Marcin,

Thanks for the feedback.

On Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:37:37 +0100, Marcin Wojtas wrote:

> You use _really_ archaic firmware, the bug you see is 99% caused by a
> bug already fixed long time ago (cleanup all PP2 BM pools correctly
> during exit boot services). Please grab the latest release:
> https://github.com/MarvellEmbeddedProcessors/edk2-open-platform/wiki/files/flash-image-18.09.4.bin
> and let know if you observe any further issues with vanilla kernel.

Even if this was a bug in the UEFI firmware, shouldn't the kernel be
independent from that, by doing a proper reset/reinit of the HW ?

I.e, isn't the firmware fix papering over a bug that should be fixed in
Linux mvpp2 driver anyway ?

Best regards,

Thomas
-- 
Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

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