Re: [PATCH] ipmi: kcs: Poll OBF briefly to reduce OBE latency

From: Andrew Jeffery
Date: Wed Oct 05 2022 - 23:09:09 EST

On Thu, 6 Oct 2022, at 10:24, Corey Minyard wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2022 at 09:42:57AM +1030, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
>> Hi Corey,
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2022, at 00:17, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
>> > The ASPEED KCS devices don't provide a BMC-side interrupt for the host
>> > reading the output data register (ODR). The act of the host reading ODR
>> > clears the output buffer full (OBF) flag in the status register (STR),
>> > informing the BMC it can transmit a subsequent byte.
>> >
>> > On the BMC side the KCS client must enable the OBE event *and* perform a
>> > subsequent read of STR anyway to avoid races - the polling provides a
>> > window for the host to read ODR if data was freshly written while
>> > minimising BMC-side latency.
>> Just wondering whether you're happy to pick this one up? I haven't seen
>> it hit the IPMI tree yet.
> Sorry. It's in my tree for 6.2 right now.


> I can't push it up to for-next until 6.1-rc1 comes out.

No worries, just wanted to make sure it didn't fall through the cracks