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SubjectRe: pci_disable_device() vs. arch
Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>
> >What arch-specific things need to be done?
>
> I can control the gmac cell's clock. Actually, I can do the same
> with the firewire clock (the firewire cell is in the same ASIC)
> and with the firewire cable power.
>
> >arch-specific pcibios_disable_device may be a good idea... but in this
> >case it sounds like you need to put #ifdef CONFIG_ALL_PPC code in
> >sungem.c instead, if the power-down code is specific to gmacs.
>
> Well... I did that in gmac.c. With the arrival of sungem, I had in
> mind to avoid clobbering sungem with such things, and since we
> already have arch hook for pci_enable_device(), which I use to turn
> ON the chip, I though about doing the same with pci_disable_device().
>
> (Note that I do turn it ON temporarily during PCI probe so that
> the pci_dev entry exist in the kernel).
>
> It's mostly a mater of taste, I prefered avoiding calling arch
> specific routines if possible in a "generic" driver. Note that I
> will probably have to do some anyway as I need some arch calls
> to control the PHY reset as well.

Its not clutter -- what you are doing is hiding pieces of the driver
from the driver maintainer. pcibios_enable_device should not be
cluttered up with such mess, too.

I point out that I recently fixed a bug where Via interrupts were being
assigned incorrectly. If I had not done a global grep for Via
irq-related code, I would have missed the spot where the PPC code was
doing a kludge for one of the four on-board Via devices, hardcoding the
USB irq number to 11.


> >Although some drivers already do this, you really need an inactivity
> >timer instead of unconditionally powering-down the hardware on
> >dev->stop(). dhcp and other applications will often bounce the
> >interface...
>
> In that case, it's not a power down, it's just a clock control.
> Which appear to be reather safe to toggle quickly.
>
> >For power-down specifically, you should use pci-set-power-state not
> >pci-disable-device. pci_disable_device is the opposite of
> >pci_enable_device. pci_enable_device not only wakes up the device, but
> >also assigns resources. Which implies that pci-disable-device is
> >allowed to un-assign resources. There shouldn't be a problem with a net
> >device doing that per se, but you should be aware of the implications.
>
> I'm aware of this. Actually, pci_disable_device() doesn't de-assign
> any resource, but well... I guess there should be nothing wrong about
> resources beeing un-assigned and/or re-assigned when the driver is
> rmmod'ed or insmod'ed back.

Correct. If your driver uses the API correctly, then when/if we want to
mess around with hotplug resource assignment, we can un-assign resources
as we like. Since there aren't too many users of pci_disable_device so
far, I want to make sure early adopters get it right.


> I agree pci_set_power_state() would be a better choice, but it would
> require some arch hooks as well since this is done done via normal PCI
> power management.
>
> Since I'll have to implement the suspend() and resume() callbacks
> as well, maybe we can agree on an arch hook for pci_set_power_state().
> Actually, I beleive instead of an arch callback, I'd rather see a
> function pointer in the pci_bus structure of the parent bridge. Our
> arch would then put the proper code for it in the pci_bus associated
> with that side of UniNorth. (UniNorth has 3 host bridges).
>
> That said, a pcibios_disable_device() hook would be logical, since
> there's already one in pcibios_enable_device().

Can you give a -specific- example of arch code that is -not- sungem
related, but needs to occur when one powers-down a sungem MAC?

If the PM code is related to sungem, it belongs in sungem.
So far I don't see a need for arch-specific hooks anywhere...

Jeff


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