Re: [PATCH] bnx2: Reset device during driver initialization

From: David Miller
Date: Tue Sep 13 2016 - 11:25:17 EST

From: Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 16:11:07 +0800

> When system enters into kdump kernel because of kernel panic, it won't
> shutdown devices. On-flight DMA will continue transferring data until
> device driver initializes. All devices are supposed to reset during
> driver initialization. And this property is used to fix the kdump
> failure in system with intel iommu. Other systems with hardware iommu
> should be similar. Please check commit 091d42e ("iommu/vt-d: Copy
> translation tables from old kernel") and those commits around it.
> But bnx2 driver doesn't reset device during driver initialization. The
> device resetting is deferred to net device up stage. This will cause
> hardware iommu handling failure on bnx2 device. And its resetting relies
> on firmware. So in this patch move the firmware requesting code to earlier
> bnx2_init_one(), then next call bnx2_reset_chip to reset device.
> Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <bhe@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied, thanks.