[PATCH V4] powerpc/85xx: Add machine check handler to fix PCIe erratum on mpc85xx

David Laight David.Laight at ACULAB.COM
Tue Mar 5 04:15:42 EST 2013

> A PCIe erratum of mpc85xx may causes a core hang when a link of PCIe
> goes down. when the link goes down, Non-posted transactions issued
> via the ATMU requiring completion result in an instruction stall.
> At the same time a machine-check exception is generated to the core
> to allow further processing by the handler. We implements the handler
> which skips the instruction caused the stall.

Just skipping the instruction doesn't seem a good idea.
But I suspect that re-initialising the PCI interface is also
almost impossible.

Does the mpc83xx have the same errata?
We've seen machine-check faults using the CSB bridge on an 83xx
doing a 'pio' access after a PEX_DMA transfer to certain target
addresses stalls - software gives up waiting for the dma.
The target is an fpga, nothing is mapped at those
addesses - but we'd expect to get ~0u back as happens on other
slave windows.

I also remember some problems with single word DMA.


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