Re: [PATCH -rt DO NOT APPLY] Fix for tg3 networking lockup

From: Theodore Tso
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 16:15:38 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 11:36:47AM -0700, Michael Chan wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 20:00 +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > Theodore Tso <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm sending this on mostly because it was a bit of a pain to track down,
> > > and hopefully it will save time if anyone else hits this while playing
> > > with the -rt kernel. It is NOT the right way to fix things, so please
> > > don't even think of applying this patch (unless you need it, in your own
> > > local tree :-).
> > >
> > > One of these days when we have time to breath we'll look into fixing
> > > this the right way, if someone doesn't beat us to it first. :-)
> >
> Ted, what tg3 hardware is having this timer related problem? Can you
> send me the tg3 probing output?

tg3.c:v3.49 (Feb 2, 2006)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 24 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95704s) rev 2100 PHY(serdes)] (PCIX:100MHz:64-bit) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:14:5e:86:44:24
eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[1] Split[0] WireSpeed[0] TSOcap[0]
eth0: dma_rwctrl[769f4000] dma_mask[64-bit]

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704S Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 0301
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at efff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] PCI-X non-bridge device.
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/3 Enable-

The other interesting bit of information is that after networking card
goes dead and I do the "ifdown eth0; ifup eth0", the following printk
shows up:

tg3: tg3_abort_hw timed out for eth0, TX_MODE_ENABLE will not clear MAC_TX_MODE=ffffffff

This is from an IBM LS-20 blade.

Is this helpful?

- Ted
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