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SubjectRe: Lost PCIe PME after a914ff2d78ce ("PCI/ASPM: Don't select CONFIG_PCIEASPM by default")
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On 29.05.2020 22:59, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 03:21:35PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>
>> Yeah, that makes sense. I can't remember the details, but I'm pretty
>> sure there's a reason why we ask for the whole set of things. Seems
>> like it solved some problem. I think Matthew Garrett might have been
>> involved in that.
>
> This was https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=638912 - some
> firmware misbehaves unless you pass the same set of supported
> functionality as Windows does.
>

Current situation means that PME is unusable on all systems where
pcie_aspm_support_enabled() returns false, what is basically every
system except EXPERT mode is enabled and CONFIG_PCIEASPM is set.
So we definitely need to do something.

One question is whether the system from the 10yr old bug report
actually depends on OSC_PCI_EXPRESS_LTR_CONTROL control, or whether
some other change in recent years fixed the issue.
Not sure whether the system is still available for re-testing.

If worst case we have 10yr old systems breaking with a new kernel
then we still would have the workaround to enable CONFIG_PCIEASPM
on that system.

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