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SubjectRe: pcibios_scanned needs to be set in ACPI? (was Re: 2.6.25-rc5: Reported regressions from 2.6.24)


On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Greg KH wrote:
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> Ok, I think I got it. And it looks like an ACPI bug, but one that we
> might have been ignoring for a long time...

I still think that the fact that it regressed in that PCI patch means that
there is simply something wrong with the patch. At the very least that
patch changed behaviour, which was *not* what it was claiming it was
doing.

I do think it's triggered by the "acpi=noirq" setting: that means that
ACPI *won't* disable the legacy scan. Now, admittedly that's a really odd
thing to do, and I think it's really strange how pci_acpi_init() does that

pcibios_scanned++;

in a place where it is not actually scanning the bus, so I do agree that
ACPI is doing something really odd here, but the fact is, this code all
used to work.

Can we please just fix the regression caused by that offending patch? In
other words: why did that patch change behaviour AT ALL?

Quite frankly, we're too late in the game to say "this exposed some other
long-time bug". That *particular* patch needs to be fixed, or reverted. We
can look at changing ACPI in 2.6.26, not in -rc6.

Linus


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