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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/20] PCI: fix pci_remap_iospace() remap attribute
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 05:26:18PM +0100, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:43:39AM +0000, Liviu Dudau wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 01:33:21AM +0100, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > > a) should we then use a Fixes tag for this patch ?
> >
> > I'm not aware of issues being reported, but Lorenzo might have more info on this.
>
> Lorenzo ? If not what exactly made you discover this ? If it is a fix, and only
> ARM64 is implicated, seems like a worthy change to consider for stable for the
> sake of stable ARM64 kernels. But, that would leave the PCI config space without
> a simple 1 liner fix too -- so maybe its not worth it. Distributions wanting
> to support ARM64 however would like to carry these changes, so some annotations
> such as Fixes should help.

It started with this thread:

http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2017-January/477353.html

this series is not fixing any current issue I am aware of (but I am not
keen on leaving code as-is either) hence adding a Fixes: tag is problematic.

I would leave stable kernels alone for the time being.

Lorenzo

> > > b) it does not seem clear what the semantics for pgprot_device() or even
> > > pgprot_noncached(). Can you add some ?
> > >
> > > 8b921acfeffdb ("PCI: Add pci_remap_iospace() to map bus I/O resources")
> > >
> > > Also this patch claims archs can override this call alone, as its __weak.
> > > So is the right thing to do to change pci_remap_iospace() to pgprot_noncached()
> > > or is it for archs to add their own pci_remap_iospace()? If so why ? Without
> > > proper semantics defined for these helpers this is all fuzzy.
> >
> > That was the initial intention, to let arches / platforms overwrite the whole
> > pci_remap_iospace(). I guess the reality is that no one needs to overwrite it except
> > for the AArch64 quirk, so probably easier to remove the __weak and fix the attributes for arm64.
>
> Sounds much more reasonable to me.
>
> Luis

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