ipmi: Fix IPMI errors due to timing problems
Doe, YiCheng [Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:00:21 +0000 (14:00 -0600)]
This patch fixes an issue in OpenIPMI module where sometimes an ABORT command
is sent after sending an IPMI request to BMC causing the IPMI request to fail.

Signed-off-by: YiCheng Doe <yicheng.doe@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>
Acked-by: Tom Mingarelli <thomas.mingarelli@hp.com>
Tested-by: Andy Cress <andy.cress@us.kontron.com>
Tested-by: Mika Lansirine <Mika.Lansirinne@stonesoft.com>
Tested-by: Brian De Wolf <bldewolf@csupomona.edu>
Cc: Jean Michel Audet <Jean-Michel.Audet@ca.Kontron.com>
Cc: Jozef Sudelsky <jozef.sudolsky@elbiahosting.sk>
Acked-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c

index 7855f9f..62787e3 100644 (file)
@@ -900,6 +900,14 @@ static void sender(void                *send_info,
        printk("**Enqueue: %d.%9.9d\n", t.tv_sec, t.tv_usec);
 #endif
 
+       /*
+        * last_timeout_jiffies is updated here to avoid
+        * smi_timeout() handler passing very large time_diff
+        * value to smi_event_handler() that causes
+        * the send command to abort.
+        */
+       smi_info->last_timeout_jiffies = jiffies;
+
        mod_timer(&smi_info->si_timer, jiffies + SI_TIMEOUT_JIFFIES);
 
        if (smi_info->thread)