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From: Bjorn Helgaas <>
To: David Henningsson <>
Subject: Re: Dmesg filled with "AER: Corrected error received"
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:58:22 -0600
Message-ID: <20151229155822.GA17321@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:30:33AM +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
> Hi Linux PCI maintainers,
> My dmesg gets filled with a few lines repeated over and over again:
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: AER: Corrected error received: id=00e0
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: can't find device of ID00e0
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: AER: Corrected error received: id=00e0
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected,
> type=Physical Layer, id=00e0(Receiver ID)
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0:   device [8086:9d14] error
> status/mask=00000001/00002000
> pcieport 0000:00:1c.0:    [ 0] Receiver Error
> This happens 10-30 times per second (!), so dmesg fills up quickly.
> The bug is present in both vanilla and Ubuntu kernels.

This is a pretty obvious bug in our AER code.  We normally clear
correctable errors by writing the PCI_ERR_COR_STATUS register in
handle_error_source().  The execution path looks like this:

    if (find_source_device())
          pci_write_config_dword(dev, PCI_ERR_COR_STATUS, ...)

In this case, find_source_device() printed "can't find device of
ID00e0" [sic] and returned false, so we don't call
aer_process_err_devices().  The error is never cleared, so
we discover it again and again.

I'll work on fixing this.  Incidentally, there's another report
with similar symptoms here:


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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-12-18 10:30 David Henningsson
2015-12-22 21:57 ` Bjorn Helgaas
2015-12-23  8:06   ` David Henningsson
2015-12-29 15:58 ` Bjorn Helgaas [this message]
2015-12-30 12:52   ` David Henningsson
2016-01-15 23:21   ` Bjorn Helgaas

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