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authorMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>2009-02-20 15:38:52 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-02-20 17:57:50 -0800
commitb6adea334c6c89d5e6c94f9196bbf3a279cb53bd (patch)
treefa4360d5522309a8dd9a3fced5e0f8b53de90d85 /include
parent3cf311409d37d904335eb720e8a6b2c17bee6698 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.38-lt-ux500-b6adea334c6c89d5e6c94f9196bbf3a279cb53bd.tar.gz
8250: fix boot hang with serial console when using with Serial Over Lan port
Intel 8257x Ethernet boards have a feature called Serial Over Lan. This feature works by emulating a serial port, and it is detected by kernel as a normal 8250 port. However, this emulation is not perfect, as also noticed on changeset 7500b1f602aad75901774a67a687ee985d85893f. Before this patch, the kernel were trying to check if the serial TX is capable of work using IRQ's. This were done with a code similar this: serial_outp(up, UART_IER, UART_IER_THRI); lsr = serial_in(up, UART_LSR); iir = serial_in(up, UART_IIR); serial_outp(up, UART_IER, 0); if (lsr & UART_LSR_TEMT && iir & UART_IIR_NO_INT) up->bugs |= UART_BUG_TXEN; This works fine for other 8250 ports, but, on 8250-emulated SoL port, the chip is a little lazy to down UART_IIR_NO_INT at UART_IIR register. Due to that, UART_BUG_TXEN is sometimes enabled. However, as TX IRQ keeps working, and the TX polling is now enabled, the driver miss-interprets the IRQ received later, hanging up the machine until a key is pressed at the serial console. This is the 6 version of this patch. Previous versions were trying to introduce a large enough delay between serial_outp and serial_in(up, UART_IIR), but not taking forever. However, the needed delay couldn't be safely determined. At the experimental tests, a delay of 1us solves most of the cases, but still hangs sometimes. Increasing the delay to 5us was better, but still doesn't solve. A very high delay of 50 ms seemed to work every time. However, poking around with delays and pray for it to be enough doesn't seem to be a good approach, even for a quirk. So, instead of playing with random large arbitrary delays, let's just disable UART_BUG_TXEN for all SoL ports. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix warnings] Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/pci_ids.h3
-rw-r--r--include/linux/serial_core.h1
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/pci_ids.h b/include/linux/pci_ids.h
index 114b8192eab..aca8c458aa8 100644
--- a/include/linux/pci_ids.h
+++ b/include/linux/pci_ids.h
@@ -2323,6 +2323,9 @@
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82378 0x0484
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_I960 0x0960
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_I960RM 0x0962
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_8257X_SOL 0x1062
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573E_SOL 0x1085
+#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82573L_SOL 0x108F
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82815_MC 0x1130
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82815_CGC 0x1132
#define PCI_DEVICE_ID_INTEL_82092AA_0 0x1221
diff --git a/include/linux/serial_core.h b/include/linux/serial_core.h
index 90bbbf0b116..df9245c7bd3 100644
--- a/include/linux/serial_core.h
+++ b/include/linux/serial_core.h
@@ -296,6 +296,7 @@ struct uart_port {
#define UPF_HARDPPS_CD ((__force upf_t) (1 << 11))
#define UPF_LOW_LATENCY ((__force upf_t) (1 << 13))
#define UPF_BUGGY_UART ((__force upf_t) (1 << 14))
+#define UPF_NO_TXEN_TEST ((__force upf_t) (1 << 15))
#define UPF_MAGIC_MULTIPLIER ((__force upf_t) (1 << 16))
#define UPF_CONS_FLOW ((__force upf_t) (1 << 23))
#define UPF_SHARE_IRQ ((__force upf_t) (1 << 24))