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NVMe drive is not detected after multiple hot plug operations

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1


NVMe drive is not detected when multiple hot plug operations are performed.

This issue may occur on the following platforms: 
Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515 
Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 
Dell EMC PowerEdge C6515 
Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 
Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525


Install Security Update for the Linux Kernel kernel-default-4.12.14-197.40.1 (April 29 2020)


The issue is caused by a race condition related to MSI interrupts and their handling in pciehp driver interrupt service routine.

Additional Information

The problem was resolved with :
[PATCH v4] PCI: pciehp: Fix MSI interrupt race

The issue could be worked around by following steps. 

1. Read the Slot Status Register in the PCI Express Capability structure by running the following command:
setpci -s e0:03.2 CAP_EXP+0x1a.w
Output: 0148 (value returned)

2. Clear the event bits that are impacted by running the following command:
setpci -s e0:03.2 CAP_EXP+0x1a.w=0x0108

3. Re-read the Slot Status Register to confirm that event bits are cleared by running the following command:
setpci -s e0:03.2 CAP_EXP+0x1a.w
Output: 0040 (value returned)

4. Unplug the drive and then plug-in the drive after clearing the event bits.

Note: The output of each command could vary based on your system configuration. 


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  • Document ID:000019625
  • Creation Date: 13-May-2020
  • Modified Date:13-May-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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