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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 3/3] PCI: Mask and unmask hotplug interrupts during reset
On 7/8/18, Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 11:43:26AM -0400, Sinan Kaya wrote:
>> On 7/3/2018 10:34 AM, Lukas Wunner wrote:
>> > We've already got the ->reset_slot callback in struct hotplug_slot_ops,
>> > I'm wondering if we really need additional ones for this use case.
>>
>> As I have informed you before on my previous reply, the pdev->slot is
>> only valid for children objects such as endpoints not for a bridge when
>> using pciehp.
>>
>> The pointer is NULL for the host bridge itself.
>
> Right, sorry, I had misremembered how this works. So essentially the
> pointer is only set for the devices "in" the slot, but not for the bridge
> "to" that slot. If the slot isn't occupied, *no* pci_dev points the
> struct pci_slot. Seems counter-intuitive to be honest.

That is true. There is a bit of history here. Back in pci days, you
would have each PCI device number as a hotplug slot. There would be
multiple slots under a bridge. There is a one to many relationship.

>
> Thanks for the explanation of the various reset codepaths, I'm afraid my
> understanding of that portion of the PCI core is limited.
>
> Browsing through drivers/pci/pci.c, I notice pci_dev_lock() and
> pci_dev_save_and_disable(), both are called from reset codepaths and
> apparently seek to stop access to the device during reset. I'm wondering
> why DPC and AER remove devices in order to avoid accesses to them during
> reset, instead of utilizing these two functions?

This was the behavior until 4.18. Since 4.18 all devices are being
removed and reenumerated following a fatal error condition.

>
> My guess is that a lot of the reset code is historically grown and
> could be simplified and made more consistent, but that requires digging
> into the code and getting a complete picture. I've sort of done that
> for pciehp, I think I'm now intimately familiar with 90% of it,
> so I'll be happy to review patches for it and answer questions,
> but I'm pretty much stumped when it comes to reset code in the PCI core.
>
> I treated the ->reset_slot() callback as one possible entry point into
> pciehp and asked myself if it's properly serialized with the rest of the
> driver and whether driver ->probe and ->remove is ordered such that
> the driver is always properly initialized when the entry point might be
> taken. I did not look too closely at the codepaths actually leading to
> invocation of the ->reset_slot() callback.
>

Sure, this path gets called from vfio today and possibly via a reset
file in sysfs. A bunch of things need to fail before hitting slot
reset path.

However, vfio is a direct caller if hotplug is supported.

>
>> I was curious if we could use a single work queue for all pcie portdrv
>> services. This would also eliminate the need for locks that Lukas is
>> adding.
>>
>> If hotplug starts first, hotplug code would run to completion before AER
>> and DPC service starts recovery.
>>
>> If DPC/AER starts first, my patch would mask the hotplug interrupts.
>>
>> My solution doesn't help if link down interrupt is observed before the
>> AER
>> or DPC services.
>
> If pciehp gets an interrupt quicker than dpc/aer, it will (at least with
> my patches) remove all devices, check if the presence bit is set,

Yup.

> and
> if so, try to bring the slot up again.

Hotplug driver should only observe a link down interrupt. Link would
come up in response to a secondary bus reset initiated by the AER
driver.

Can you point me to the code that would bring up the link in hp code?
Maybe, I am missing something.

> My (limited) understanding is
> that the link will stay down until dpc/aer react.
> pciehp_check_link_status()
> will wait 1 sec for the link, wait another 100 msec, then poll the vendor
> register for 1 sec before giving up. So if dpc/aer are locked out for this
> long, they will only be able to reset the slot after 2100 msec.
>
> I've had a brief look at the PCIe r4.0 base spec and could not find
> anything about how pciehp and dpc/aer should coordinate. Maybe that's
> an oversight, or the PCISIG just leaves this to the OS.
>
>
>> Another possibility is to add synchronization logic between these threads
>> obviously.
>
> Maybe call pci_channel_offline() in the poll loops of pcie_wait_for_link()
> and pci_bus_check_dev() to avoid waiting for the link if an error needs to
> be acted upon first?

Let me think about this.

>
> Thanks,
>
> Lukas
>

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