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SubjectRe: pci_disable_device() vs. arch
Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>
> >
> >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.
>
> Well... pcibios_enable_device() has to at least make sure the device
> gets powered up as it's powered down after PCI probe. Except if we
> end up calling pci_set_power_state() to power it up early in the
> sungem driver.

huh? pci_enable_device calls pci_set_power_state. sungem calls
pci_enable_device.

pcibios_enable_device shouldn't have to worry about power stuff. If it
does, you need a pcibios_set_power_state, called from
pci_set_power_state, instead.


> >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.
>
> Hrm... interrupt routing on some PPC-based motherboard is quite a
> mess, fortunately that's not the case on pmacs. The IRQ assignement
> has to be part of the arch AFAIK, only the arch knows on which
> interrupt line of the controller a given chip is wired and how
> interrupt controllers are cascaded.

Via is an exception


> What I suggest if for pci_bus to have an optional set_power_state
> function that is called when a device on that bus calls
> pci_set_power_state(). This function would then be able to implement
> those cases where power control is possible, while not done
> via PCI PM caps.

> A pci_bus structure exist for both "root" busses and busses under
> PCI<->PCI bridges, so effectively, there's a pci_bus structure per
> bridge (beeing host or PCI<->PCI). I beleive it makes sense for
> the bridge to have a way to handle the child power state.

Ok, agreed. There are always gonna be special case bridges, including
(for my interest) multi-port NICs whose interfaces are presented as PCI
devices downstream from a PCI-PCI bridge. Controlling power for these
nics is sometimes done by messing around with the PM bits on the bridge,
not on the downstream devices.

Jeff


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