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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/1] i2c: qcom-geni: Provide an option to disable DMA processing
On Thu, 05 Sep 2019, Peter Rosin wrote:

> On 2019-09-05 15:49, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > Hi Lee,
> >
> > I understand you are in a hurry, but please double check before
> > sending...
>
> Linus indicated that an rc8 is coming up, which should provide an extra week.
> https://lwn.net/Articles/798152/

That is good news.

> > On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 11:22:47AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> >> We have a production-level laptop (Lenovo Yoga C630) which is exhibiting
> >> a rather horrific bug. When I2C HID devices are being scanned for at
> >> boot-time the QCom Geni based I2C (Serial Engine) attempts to use DMA.
> >> When it does, the laptop reboots and the user never sees the OS.
> >>
> >> The beautiful thing about this approach is that, *if* the Geni SE DMA
> >> ever starts working, we can remove the C code and any old properties
> >> left in older DTs just become NOOP. Older kernels with newer DTs (less
> >> of a priority) *still* will not work - but they do not work now anyway.
> >
> > ... becasue this paragraph doesn't fit anymore. Needs to be reworded.

Yes, you're right. I noticed almost the moment I pressed send. :(

> >> Fixes: 8bc529b25354 ("soc: qcom: geni: Add support for ACPI")
> >
> > As said in the other thread, I don't get it, but this is not a show
> > stopper for me.

Ah wait. Yes, this is applied against the wrong patch.

Please ignore.

> WAG: because ACPI made some driver load at all, and when it
> did it something started happening which crashed some machines.

I'm not sure I understand this sentence.

... resending now.

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