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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] Dynamically add and remove device specific reset functions
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Tadeusz Struk <tadeusz.struk@intel.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/12 16:29, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> Where do you plan to add calls to pci_dev_specific_reset_add()?  In
>> drivers?
>
> Yes, I'm working on a driver for a device with SRIOV capability.
> I'll call it from there.
>
>> Did you consider adding a "reset" function pointer to struct
>> pci_driver?  That might be more natural -- the reset function is right
>> with all the other code that knows about the device, and there's no
>> issue with looking up the correct reset function.
>> With this patch, we sort of have two different ways to map
>> vendor/device IDs to code: the usual pci_register_driver() approach,
>> and this one using reset_list.  If pci_driver had a "reset" pointer,
>> that would be used most of the time.  You might still need the
>> reset_list for generic things, e.g., the reset_intel_generic_dev()
>> function, but it would be a fallback.  It might look something like:
>>
>>     struct pci_driver *drv = dev->driver;
>>
>>     if (drv && drv->reset) {
>>         drv->reset(dev);
>>         return;
>>     }
>>
>>     list_for_each_entry(i, &reset_list, list) {
>>         ...
>
> No, I didn't think about it.
> This is good idea, but for me the pci_dev_specific_reset() works fine.

I know your patch works fine, but I think we should have the
discussion about whether adding a struct pci_driver pointer is a
better long-term solution.

Greg, Jesse, others, chime in if you have any thoughts.

Bjorn
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