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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>
Cc: Keith Busch <>,, Sagi Grimberg <>,
	Chaitanya Kulkarni <>,
Subject: Re: v5.9-rc1 commit reliably breaks pci nvme detection
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 11:10:58 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200820170729.GA4116@lx-t490>

On 8/20/20 11:07 AM, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 09:35:38AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 8/17/20 9:58 AM, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>> On 8/17/20 8:56 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 03:50:11PM +0200, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> Below v5.9-rc1 commit reliably breaks my boot on a Thinkpad e480
>>>>> laptop. PCI nvme detection fails, and the kernel becomes not able
>>>>> anymore to find the rootfs / parse "root=".
>>>>> Bisecting v5.8=>v5.9-rc1 blames that commit. Reverting it *reliably*
>>>>> fixes the problem and makes me able to boot v5.9-rc1.
>>>> The fix is staged in the nvme tree here:
>>> That would have been nice to have in -rc1...
>> And now we're getting very close to shipping items for -rc2, and it's still
>> not in. Can we please get the nvme pull request out for -rc2?
> I keep wondering that myself. Completely breaking the boot like this is
> really not nice -- and for x86-64 laptops no less :-(

To be fair, I've only heard this one complaint about it, so hopefully it's
not too widespread. I'm on an x86-64 laptop myself with nvme, and it works
just fine :-)

> The fix is really small and isolated. "Urgent pull requests", containing
> only a fix or two, were created *exactly* for this reson...

Totally agree on that, it should have gone in for -rc1. This will be going
upstream tomorrow, so the end is near...

Jens Axboe

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-20 17:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17 13:50 v5.9-rc1 commit reliably breaks pci nvme detection Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-08-17 15:56 ` Keith Busch
2020-08-17 15:58   ` Jens Axboe
2020-08-20 15:35     ` Jens Axboe
2020-08-20 17:07       ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2020-08-20 17:10         ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2020-08-20 17:12           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-20 17:14             ` Jens Axboe
2020-08-21  7:28             ` John Garry

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