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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] Recurse when searching for empty slots in resources trees
On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:56:12 -0700 (PDT)
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, Andrew Patterson wrote:
> > >
> > > Well, find_resource() found room for a resource. So it returns
> > > it. The point is, your patch returns another - equally valid one.
> >
> > I am confused. The existing code will return a conflict and bomb
> > out.
>
> My point is, there are two answers - returning the conflicting
> resource, or trying to recurse into it. Both are "valid", in the
> sense that both have real semantics.
>
> But the reason I don't like your patch is that I think the _deeper_
> problem is the fact that the resource tree isn't set up right in the
> first place.
>
> It looks to me like your patch works around the bug (by trying to
> find that "other possible case"), while my disagreement with that
> patch is that we should never need to care about these kinds of "you
> can try to find ambiguous cases" in the first place.
>
> > > We've had those kinds of situations before. The thread you point
> > > to is an exact case of this. My point is that I'd rather try to
> > > _avoid_ any ambiguous cases, and try to solve it properly at a
> > > higher PCI level, where the ambiguity doesn't exist any more
> > > (because we'd explicitly take the actual bus topology into
> > > account). So your patch may fix a bug, but I'm pretty sure I've
> > > seen a patch from Ivan that should _also_ fix it, and that I
> > > would expect to do it not by just tweaking a fundamentally
> > > ambiguous case.
> >
> > OK. I would be happy to test Ivan's patch.
>
> I just looked at our PCI bus resource allocation code, and afaik it
> does everything right even as-is. Which is why I now wonder if that
> incorrectly nested bus resource was perhaps set up by the PCI hotplug
> code (which I do not know, and didn't look at).
>
> I may also be confused, and not have found the right place that
> actually inserts the resource. Afaik, bus resources get allocated
> through
>
> pbus_assign_resources_sorted ->
> pci_assign_resource ->
> pci_bus_alloc_resource ->
> allocate_resource
>
> and that "pci_bus_alloc_resource()" thing only allocates within the
> parent bus, so it _should_ nest correctly.
>
> It would be interesting to see where that resource actually gets
> allocated. I'm clearly missing something, since clearly your
> resources do _not_ nest correctly.

Alex has been fixing up hotplug related code recently too; Alex? Also
you didn't actually include a patch in your last mail that I could
see...

--
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center


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