[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH 2/3] e1000e: Make mei_me active when e1000e is in use

Ruinskiy, Dima dima.ruinskiy at intel.com
Wed Jul 14 09:05:51 UTC 2021

On 14/07/2021 9:28, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
>> I do not know how MEI driver affect 1Gbe driver - so, I would suggest to
>> involve our CSME engineer (alexander.usyskin at intel.com) and try to
>> investigate this problem.
>> Does this problem observed on Dell systems? As I heard no reproduction
>> on Intel's RVP platform.
>> Another question: does disable mei_me runpm solve your problem?
> Yes, disabling runpm on mei_me can workaround the issue, and that's
> essentially what this patch does by adding DL_FLAG_PM_RUNTIME |
> Kai-Heng
Hi, Kai-Heng,

If the goal of the patch is to essentially disable runpm on mei_me, then 
why is the patch touching code in the e1000e driver?

I agree with Sasha Neftin; it seems like the wrong location, and the 
wrong way to do it, even if it currently works. We need to understand 
what causes runpm of mei_me to adversely affect LAN Rx, and for this we 
need the involvement of mei_me owners.

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