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From: Heiner Kallweit <>
To: Michael Chan <>,
	Vijay Balakrishna <>
Cc: Netdev <>
Subject: Re: [bnxt] Error: Unable to read VPD
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:41:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 10.01.2022 22:15, Michael Chan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 1:02 PM Vijay Balakrishna
> <> wrote:
>> Since moving to 5.10 from 5.4 we are seeing
>>> Jan 01 00:00:01 localhost kernel: bnxt_en 0008:01:00.0 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unable to read VPD
>>> Jan 01 00:00:01 localhost kernel: bnxt_en 0008:01:00.1 (unnamed net_device) (uninitialized): Unable to read VPD
>> these appear to be harmless and introduced by
>> Does "Unable to read VPD" need to be an error or can it be a warning
>> (netdev_warn)?
> We can change these to warnings.  Thanks.

Since 5.15 it is a pci_warn() already. Supposedly "Unable to read VPD" here simply means
that the device has no (valid) VPD. Does "lspci -vv" list any VPD info?
If VPD is an optional feature, then maybe the warning should be changed to info level
and the text should be less alarming.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-11 19:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-10 21:02 Vijay Balakrishna
2022-01-10 21:15 ` Michael Chan
2022-01-11 19:41   ` Heiner Kallweit [this message]
2022-01-11 21:12     ` Vijay Balakrishna

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