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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] pci: Block config access during BIST (resend)
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On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 05:48 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Right. Though I think the "will be back soon" and "is invisible" are
> > pretty much the same thing. That is, in both our cases (BIST and pmac
> > PM), we want the device to still be visible to userland, as it actually
> > exist, should be properly detected by userland config tools etc..., but
> > may only be actually enabled when the interface is opened/used for PM
> > reasons.
>
> I just request that this shouldn't be done in the low level pci_config_read_*
> functions. Please keep them simple and lean. If you want such complex
> semantics for user space do it in a separate layer.

What is complex in there ? I agree it's not convenient to do this from
the very low level ones that don't take the pci_dev * as an argument,
but from the higher level ones that does, the overhead is basically to
test a flag in the pci_dev, I doubt it will be significant in any way
performance wise, especially compared to the cost of a config space
access...

Ben.


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