QNAP TS-209 broken by "orion/kirkwood: reset PCIe unit on boot"

Nicolas Pitre nico at fluxnic.net
Thu Oct 21 16:25:05 EDT 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010, Saeed Bishara wrote:

> >
> >> I noticed that 2.6.36-rc no longer boots on my QNAP TS-209.  I get
> >> some output but then the machine resets.
> >> 
> >> I've bisected it down to the patch "orion/kirkwood: reset PCIe unit on
> >> boot".  I remember this patch was controversial when it was proposed.
> >> Looks like it breaks at least one orion5x machine.  Maybe the patch
> >> should be reverted for now or only be called on kirkwood.
> >
> >According to the log, you did agree with that patch at the time.
> >
> >Keeping it causes breakage.  Removing it causes breakage too.  So I'd 
> >much prefer if a solution to solve both breakages was merged instead.
> We couln't pinpoint the root cause of this issue, actually we failed to reproduce that issue.
> Nico, I suggest to apply the orion_pcie_reset() only for the boards we the issue had been observed.
> saeed

OK, so I did, and pushed the result to the Orion git tree 

Can I have confirmation that 1) new breakages are gone, and 2) the 
device where this reset did fix problems are still OK with this change?


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