On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 02:03:23PM -0400, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:00:12 -0400, Chuck Ebbert <cebbert(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> It seems like more and more problems with PCI MSI are turning up
>> in the 2.6.20 kernel. Discussion upstream concluded that maybe
>> it should have been off by default in 2.6.20, so maybe we should
>> just do that in Fedora and make people who want it use "pci=msi"
>> to enable it? It's probably not going to be really stable until
> I have a laptop (Dell 1501) where hard drive does not work unless MSI
> is off. It's not hard to add pci=nomsi, and Grubby copies it to new
> kernel's command line, but the downside is, it took me a day to figure
> out what was wrong. It completely looked like a garden variety SATA
> failure. Maybe we want to keep it on in Rawhide and publicise "look
> at /proc/interrupts, check if count is zero"?
I was thinking more about FC6 where people are upgrading to 2.6.20
and finding systems don't work that used to work. For FC7 it's
debatable since MSI is mostly fixed in 2.6.21, but I think I will
switch it off in FC6.
Gets my vote too.
I've turned off CONFIG_PCI_MSI and turned it back on about 2-3 times
now for FC5/FC6, because each time it starts to look more promising,
it seems to find new ways to regress.
I might do a build next week in rawhide with it off again too,
to see if any oddball bugs fall out.