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SubjectRe: [PATCH] r8169: don't use MSI-X on RTL8106e
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On 16.08.2018 21:21, David Miller wrote:
> From: <jian-hong@endlessm.com>
> Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:21:10 +0800
>
>> Found the ethernet network on ASUS X441UAR doesn't come back on resume
>> from suspend when using MSI-X. The chip is RTL8106e - version 39.
>
> Heiner, please take a look at this.
>
> You recently disabled MSI-X on RTL8168g for similar reasons.
>
> Now that we've seen two chips like this, maybe there is some other
> problem afoot.
>
Thanks for the hint. I saw it already and just contacted Realtek
whether they are aware of any MSI-X issues with particular chip
versions. With the chip versions I have access to MSI-X works fine.

There's also the theoretical option that the issues are caused by
broken BIOS's. But so far only chip versions have been reported
which are very similar, at least with regard to version number
(2x VER_40, 1x VER_39). So they may share some buggy component.

Let's see whether Realtek can provide some hint.
If more chip versions are reported having problems with MSI-X,
then we could switch to a whitelist or disable MSI-X in general.

Heiner

> Thanks.
>

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