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SubjectRe: [patch 2.6.12 (repost w/ corrected subject)] pci: restore BAR values in pci_enable_device_bars
On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 01:46:20PM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 01:29:54AM -0600, Grant Grundler wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 10:26:37PM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
>
> > > + /* Some devices lose PCI config header data during D3hot->D0
> >
> > Can you name some of those devices here?
> > I just want to know what sort of devices need to be tested
> > if this code changes in the future.
>
> I don't really have a list. The devices that brought this issue to
> my attention are a 3c905B and a 3c556B, both covered by the 3c59x
> driver.

John,
apologies for the late reply - been offline the past two weeks on holiday.

Just listing the two devices in a comment would be sufficient.

> According to section 5.4.1 of the "PCI BUS POWER MANAGEMENT INTERFACE
> SPECIFICATION, REV. 1.2", a device transitioning from D3hot to D0
> _may_ perform an internal reset, thereby going to "D0 Uninitialized"
> rather than "D0 Initialized".

Including the above paragraph in a comment would be a good thing.
I don't know if this spec is publicly available. But even if it is,
typically only a handful of people will be familiar enough with it
to know where to look in it.

> Since this behaviour is ratified by
> the spec, I think we need to accomodate it.

Yes - sounds reasonable to me too.

> A bit in the PMCSR register indicates how a device will behave in
> this regard. We could have a test to only execute the BAR restoration
> for those devices that seem to need it. I left that out because it
> seemed to add needless complexity. In the meantime the patch has
> gotten bigger and more complex, so maybe that code doesn't make it
> any worse. Do you want me to add that?

I think I'd keep it simpler until someone proves we need it.
I've read the rest of the thread and don't recall any such proof.

>
> >
> > > + transition. Since some firmware leaves devices in D3hot
> > > + state at boot, this information needs to be restored.
> >
> > Again, which firmware?
> > Examples are good since it makes it possible to track down
> > the offending devices for testing.
>
> The Thinkpad T21 does this. I don't know of any others specifically,
> but it seems like something laptop BIOSes would be likely to do.

That's fine - just listing the Thinkpad T21 in a comment is helpful.
If you happen to know the firmware version too, that would be even better.

> > The following chunk looks like it will have issues with 64-bit BARs:
>
> As RMK pointed-out, this code is inspired by setup-res.c; specifically
> that in pci_update_resource. I'd prefer not to blaze any new trails
> regarding 64-bit BAR support ATM... :-)

After thinking about this more, I'm convinced it's broken if a 64-bit BAR
is present on the PCI device. It doesn't matter if the MMIO value is
greater than 4GB or not. The problem is pci_dev->resource[i] does NOT
map 1:1 with PCI_BASE_ADDRESS_0+(i*4).

> So, is the current patch acceptable?

I don't think so. 64-bit BARs are just too common today.
One solution is to use a seperate variable to track the offset into
PCI config space. ie use "i" to walk through pci_dev->resource[]
and add "unsigned int pcibar_offset" to keep track of 32 vs 64-bit BARs.

> Or shall I add the check for the "no soft reset" bit in the PMCSR register?

I don't see why that's necessary.

thanks,
grant
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