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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3, v10] PCI, ACPI: Physical PCI slot objects
Hi Alex-san,

> I don't think that should be happening anyway. On my Fedora Core
> 8 userspace, pci_slot doesn't get loaded until I modprobe it.
>
> Maybe Kenji-san is building it into his kernel?

I also noticed that pci_slot doesn't get loaded automatically on
Fedra Core 8 yesterday. When I reported before, I was using other
distribution (Red Hat one). I don't know why.

Thanks,
Kenji Kaneshige


Alex Chiang wrote:
> Hi Willy,
>
> * Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>:
>> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 03:05:39PM -0600, Alex Chiang wrote:
>>> Also, v10 should fix the "pci_slot module changes the sysfs
>>> name" issue that Kenji-san was seeing.
>> I thought we agreed that the current names are wrong, and we
>> shouldn't consider this 'different name' an issue.
>
> I did see some discussion around this, but wasn't actually sure
> what we decided on. For v10, the little adjustment I made keeps
> the existing userspace names for pciehp, but doesn't affect
> shpchp.
>
> [The example that Kenji-san sent out earlier showed that his
> pciehp slot names changed depending on the order of module
> loading between pciehp and pci_slot; his shpchp slot names did
> not change.]
>
> Injecting my thoughts into the exchange between Kenji-san and
> Kristen earlier on this subject...
>
>>> * Kenji Kaneshige <kaneshige.kenji@jp.fujitsu.com>:
>> * Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen.c.accardi@intel.com>:
> * Kenji Kaneshige <kaneshige.kenji@jp.fujitsu.com>:
>>>> Though I don't have any specific idea about this,
>>>> folliwings might be candidates.
>>>>
>>>> - Override slot names with hotplug driver's slot names
>>> I think this should be done - if the pci slot driver detects
>>> that a hotplug driver is controlling a slot, it should allow
>>> that driver to set the name of the slot.
>> Yes, it is what I thought. But maybe we should try unifying
>> slots names first, I think.
>
> This is the tweak I added in v10.
>
>>>> - Unify slot names among all hotplug drivers
>>> I'm not sure if we can do this, since slot name might depend
>>> on what spec people are implementing.
>> I'm not sure too. But I think we can unify the slot names using
>> the combination of chassis number and slot number among the
>> controllers which is based on PCI Hot-Plug spec.
>
> I could take this approach instead, but it will definitely change
> what userspace sees. I'd like to get an ACK from Kristen before
> starting down this path.
>
> Actually, my real preference would be to save it for a future
> patch set, while I work on getting this one into the tree. ;)
>
>>>> - Stop automatic loading of ACPI PCI slot driver
>>> I think we should definitely implement this one ^^^.
>
> I don't think that should be happening anyway. On my Fedora Core
> 8 userspace, pci_slot doesn't get loaded until I modprobe it.
>
> Maybe Kenji-san is building it into his kernel?
>
> /ac
>
>
>




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