[lkml]   [2011]   [Oct]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] PCI: Rework config space locking, add INTx masking services
On 2011-10-06 17:48, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:54:01 +0200
> Jan Kiszka <> wrote:
>> This series tries to heal the currently broken locking scheme around PCI
>> config space accesses.
>> We have an interface lock out access via sysfs, but that service wrongly
>> assumes it is only called by one instance at a time for some device. So
>> two loops doing
>> echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/<some-device>/reset
>> in parallel will trigger a kernel BUG at the moment.
>> Besides synchronizing with user space, we also need to manage config
>> space access of generic PCI drivers. They need to mask legacy interrupt
>> lines while the specific driver runs in user space or a guest OS.
>> The approach taken here is provide mutex-like locking for general
>> access - which still requires a special mechanism due to requirements of
>> the IBM Power RAID SCSI driver. Furthermore, INTx masking is now
>> available via the PCI core and synchronized via the internal pci_lock.
>> Not sure who may want to take this, so I'm CC'ing broadly.
> ISTR a bunch of discussion about this (just back from lots of work
> travel and vacation, sorry I missed most of it).
> Is this the agreed upon way of handling it? If so, can I get some
> Reviewed/Acked-bys from people?

I hope this is acceptable. These changes are required for further
improvements of the KVM device assignment support (INTx sharing). So I
would appreciate any ack or whatever feedback as well.


Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, CT T DE IT 1
Corporate Competence Center Embedded Linux

 \ /
  Last update: 2011-10-14 16:51    [W:0.095 / U:2.584 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site