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Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2023 12:34:48 +0530
From: Pavan Chebbi <>
To: George Shuklin <>
Cc:, Andrew Gospodarek <>, 
	Michael Chan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [PATCH net] tg3: power down device only on SYSTEM_POWER_OFF

On Thu, Nov 2, 2023 at 1:28 AM George Shuklin <> wrote:
> On 01/11/2023 17:20, Pavan Chebbi wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 1, 2023 at 6:34 PM George Shuklin <> wrote:
> >> Dell R650xs servers hangs if tg3 driver calls tg3_power_down.
> >>
> >> This happens only if network adapters (BCM5720 for R650xs) were
> >> initialized using SNP (e.g. by booting ipxe.efi).
> >>
> >> This is partial revert of commit 2ca1c94ce0b.
> >>
> >> The actual problem is on Dell side, but this fix allow servers
> >> to come back alive after reboot.
> > How are you sure that the problem solved by 2ca1c94ce0b is not
> > reintroduced with this change?
> I contacted the author of original patch, no reply yet (1st day). Also,
> I tested it on few generations of available Dell servers (R330, R340,
> R350 and R650sx, for which this fix should help). It does produce log
> message from
>, but, at
> least, it reboots without issues.
> Actually, original patch is regression: 5.19 rebooting just fine, 6.0
> start to hang. I also reported it to dell support forum, but I'm not
> sure if they pick it up or not.
> What would be the proper course of actions for such problem (outside of
> fixing UEFI SNP, for which I don't have access to sources)?
Thanks for the explanation. I am not sure if we should make this
change unless we are 100pc sure that this patch won't cause
I feel Dell is in the best position to debug this and they can even
contact Broadcom if they see any problem in UEFI.

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