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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] PCI, ACPI, x86: update MMCFG information when hot-plugging PCI host bridges
(2012/04/10 1:02), Jiang Liu wrote:
> Hi Kenji,
> Thanks for your careful review and comments.
>
> On 04/09/2012 07:43 PM, Kenji Kaneshige wrote:
>> Your patch looks good to me.
>>
>> I have some comments.
>>
>> (2012/04/09 2:12), Jiang Liu wrote:
>>> This patch enhances pci_root driver to update MMCFG information when
>>> hot-plugging PCI root bridges on x86 platforms.
>>>
>>
>> Do you have the patch that can be applied to Bjorn's pci tree?
>>
>> <snip.>
> Will try to generate a version against Bjorn's version. Could you please tell
> me the exact git link for that? I haven't pull from Bjorn's tree yet.

As you may know, it was announced _today_ (sorry:).

http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-pci/msg14626.html

>
>>
>>> +int arch_acpi_pci_root_add(struct acpi_pci_root *root)
>>> +{
>>> + int result = 0;
>>> + acpi_status status;
>>> + unsigned long long base_addr;
>>> + struct pci_mmcfg_region *cfg;
>>> +
>>> + /*
>>> + * Try to insert MMCFG information for host bridges with _CBA method
>>> + */
>>> + status = acpi_evaluate_integer(root->device->handle, METHOD_NAME__CBA,
>>> + NULL,&base_addr);
>>> + if (ACPI_SUCCESS(status)) {
>>> + result = pci_mmconfig_insert(root->segment,
>>> + root->secondary.start,
>>> + root->secondary.end,
>>> + base_addr);
>>> + /*
>>> + * MMCFG information for hot-pluggable host bridges may have
>>> + * already been added by __pci_mmcfg_init();
>>> + */
>>> + if (result == -EEXIST)
>>> + result = 0;
>>
>> Just for confirmation.
>> From my interpretation of PCI firmware spec, MCFG doesn't have any entry
>> for hot-pluggable hostbridge. So I assume this is for the machine that
>> is not compliant to the spec. Is my understanding same as yours?
>>
>> <snip.>
> You are right, it's defined to that way in PCI FW Spec 3.1.
> Here I have some concerns about the PCI buses to host all Ubox components
> on Intel NHM/WSM/SNB/IVB processors. BIOS people are prone to declare
> MMCFG information for those host bridges by MCFG table instead of _CBA method,
> though those host bridge will disappear after hot-removing a physical processor.

Ok, thank you for clarification.

>
>>
>>> static int __devinit acpi_pci_root_add(struct acpi_device *device)
>>> {
>>> unsigned long long segment, bus;
>>> @@ -504,6 +514,14 @@ static int __devinit acpi_pci_root_add(struct acpi_device *device)
>>> strcpy(acpi_device_class(device), ACPI_PCI_ROOT_CLASS);
>>> device->driver_data = root;
>>>
>>> + if (arch_acpi_pci_root_add(root)) {
>>> + printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX
>>> + "can't add MMCFG information for Bus %04x:%02x\n",
>>> + root->segment, (unsigned int)root->secondary.start);

Additional comment.

This printk message looks strange because arch_acpi_pci_root_add()
is not a mmconfig specific function. So I think this message
should be moved to arch specific code (arch_acpi_pci_root_add()).

>>> + result = -ENODEV;
>>> + goto out_free;
>>> + }
>>
>> Desn't this break the system that doesn't support MMCONFIG?
>>
>> In my understanding, arch_acpi_pci_root_add() returns -ENODEV if
>> mmconfig information is found neither in MCFG table nor _CBA. And
>> pci root bridge initialization seems to fail arch_acpi_pci_root_add()
>> returns non-zero value.
> Good catch, will add following code into arch_acpi_pci_root_add() and
> arch_acpi_pci_root_remove() to solve this issue.
> ---
> /* MMCONFIG disabled */
> if ((pci_probe& PCI_PROBE_MMCONF) == 0)
> return 0;
> ---

My understanding is that PCI_PROBE_MMCONF is set even if the system
doesn't have MCFG table. So I don't think this solves the issue. I
guess this is what Yinghai pointed out on your V2 patch [6/6].

Additionally, I think there is a remaining issue even if we change
this check like below.

if (!!(pci_probe & PCI_PROBE_MASK & ~PCI_PROBE_MMCONF))
return 0;
I think this check has an assumption that system has at least one
MCFG table entry and it has been initialized before
acpi_pci_root_add() is called. I think this doesn't work on the
system that doesn't have MCFG and all the pci root bridge have
_CBA (that is, all host bridges are hot-pluggable and BIOS is
implemented in the way PCI FW spec defines). As a result, MMCONFIG
would never be enabled on such systems. Could you double check this?

Regards,
Kenji Kaneshige


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