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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 23:07 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > 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...
    >
    > For once you cannot block in them. There are even setups that
    > need to (have to) do config space accesses in interrupt handlers.
    > The operations done there should be rather light weight.

    I don't think we ever want to block in that sense. I think all we need
    is the "filter" mecanism, that is drop writes and return cached data on
    reads when the device is "offlined"...

    Ben.


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