[E1000-devel] ARM support for igb driver

Alexander Duyck alexander.h.duyck at intel.com
Mon May 5 14:20:40 PDT 2014

On 05/05/2014 01:38 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Alexander Duyck,
> On Mon, 05 May 2014 08:28:02 -0700, Alexander Duyck wrote:
>>> 1. So overall issue is any memory/config space access hangs(logs above)
>>> if bus master enable bit is set on IGB NIC card,this is not observed
>>> with E1000E NIC cards on same platform.
>>> 2. Above issue is repro'able on my ARM platform, not x86 ubuntu. Not
>>> sure how much its related to ARM though.
>>> 3. I saw below differences in lspci -vvv output b/w e1000e and igb, I am
>>> not sure if this has anything to do with above issue.
>>> RC config is same for both cases.
>>> IGB / E1000E
>>> Command Status: INTx+/INTx-
>>> PM Status:           NoSoftRst+/NoSoftRst-
>>> DevCap:                FLReset-/FLReset+
>>> No Dev/Link2 Cap/Sta Registers for E1000E
>>> Some differences in AER Registers
>>> 4. Any idea, if this card is verified on ARM by anybody?
>> It seems like you are glossing over the obvious issue.  You said it
>> yourself, this works fine on x86.  Therefore this is likely VERY related
>> to ARM, or at least your specific ARM platform configuration.
> Since I haven't seen the beginning of the thread, I might be completely
> off topic. However, I wanted to mention that I have successfully used
> and tested an IGB PCIe NIC on an ARM Armada XP platform. If that is
> useful, I'd be happy to provide you with additional details upon
> request.
> Best regards,
> Thomas


Glad to hear that this is working on your ARM platform as expected.

I believe the issue Shiv is having is due to a problem with the specific
platform as the IGB device is reporting a Data Link Protocol error via
AER and I believe this is what is causing his platform issues.  On
enabling BME the device is likely signalling a Fatal Error message in
response to the DLP error.  The original error he was seeing was:

Unhandled fault: imprecise external abort (0x1406) at 0x00000000



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