Re: msk watchdog timeout

On Monday 21 May 2007 12:45:39 am Li-Lun "Leland" Wang wrote:
On 5/20/07, Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 09:39:54PM -0500, Li-Lun Leland Wang wrote:
> On 5/20/07, Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 01:41:24AM +0800, Li-Lun Wang (Leland Wang)
> > > I just installed 7.0-current as of May 3 on my new computer that
> > > with an on-board Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet. Every now and
> > > if the network throughput comes near several hundred kbytes, I get
> > > msk0 watchdog timeout messages:
> > >
> > > kernel: msk0: watchdog timeout
> > > msk0: watchdog timeout (missed Tx interrupts) -- recovering
> > >
> > > Although it says recovering, the interface never comes back alive.
> >
> >The above message indicates the driver sent all pending transmission
> >requests but the driver didn't receive corresponding Tx completion
> >interrupts. Not recovering from the watchdog timeout means there are
> >another issues on the driver. However as disabling MSI fixed the
> >issue, I guess it's not fault of msk(4) and it comes from bad/broken
> >MSI implementation of your system. I guess it's time to add your
> >chipset to a PCI quirk table in order to blacklist it.
> I do reckon that MSI doesn't work on earlier Intel chipsets. Mine is
> P965 (on a gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 1.3), which I suppose is recent
> enough to support MSI, isn't it? Or could there be other problems

Using latest chipsets does not necessarily guarantee working MSI.

I see. I think we should maybe add P965 to the PCI quirk list for
broken MSI, then?


> possible?

Yes. But I couldn't find possible issue on msk(4) yet.

Maybe I was not clear enough. Could there be something else that
causes MSI to not working correctly other than the chipset? I was
just wondering why I didn't see too many broken MSI reports if most
Intel chipsets are broken.

If it's not the driver it would be the chipset. We already don't use MSI on
systems that don't support either PCI-X or PCI-express, so that implicitly
blacklists most older Intel chipsets. Do you have any other devices in your
system that support MSI? pciconf -lc output would be useful to look at.

John Baldwin
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