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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/23] PCI, x86: pci root bus hotplug support
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
>>> Does this series support hot-add, too, or just removal?
>>> If it is intended to support hot-add, I didn't see any support for
>>> _CBA, which I *think* is the way hotplug-capable host bridges are
>>> required to report MMCONFIG areas.
>> to make the whole hotplug working with intel new cpus with IIO,
>> in addition to physical cpu and memory hotplug, will still need
>> a. ioapic controller hotplug
>> b. intr-remapping hotplug
>> c. intel-iommu hotplug
>> d. mmconf support.
>> e. root bus hotplug
>> this patch set is only involved with partitally root bus removal/add back.
>> and assume ioapic, intr-remap, intel-iommu, and mmconf related are
>> working from early initialization.
>> that will help us to help to fix bugs like devices refcount leaking.
> OK, so this series only supports host bridge removal.  There are some
> situations where it allows a bridge to be added, but only if the other
> things you mentioned (ioapic, intr-remapping, etc.) are already
> present, probably because we didn't remove them when removing the host
> bridge.


pci based ioapic support is there for x86....

still need to look at acpi based: ioapic, iommu. etc.

> In the case of MMCONFIG in particular, I think this should be moved
> into the host bridge add path, e.g., in acpi_pci_root_add().  The fact
> that it's totally separate today is a mistake.  But that can be fixed
> later.

could have different pci_ops to make it simple.

but need to kill direct using of raw_pci_read/writing at first.

> Overall nits, because kernel development is obsessive by nature:
> Please format your changelogs with textwidth=75, so that when you read
> them with "git log" in an 80-column terminal, the normal text doesn't
> wrap across a line ending.
> Please make your subject lines lines consistent in style and
> capitalization.  Sometimes you have "PCI", sometimes "pci".  Sometimes
> the first word after "PCI: " is capitalized, sometimes not.  One of
> your intel-iommu.c patches is "IOMMU:"; the other is "pci, dmar:" (and
> these patches are not adjacent in the series, even though they could
> be).  This is just sloppy and distracting.

Sorry, that patch sit on local directly for some time, and forget to update
subject this time.

> In English, the first word of a sentence is capitalized.  Words in the
> middle are not, unless they are acronyms or proper nouns.  It would be
> helpful if you could follow these conventions in your changelogs,
> because I expect to be reading them for years to come, and I'm easily
> distracted.
> The notes about "-v2, -v3, -v4, etc." are not really useful in the
> commit changelogs.  They're helpful in the [00/] message, but not in
> the changelogs.

But Jesse may still need mark to figure out which one is latest?

> I appreciate the effort you're making to write changelogs.  They're
> definitely starting to contain some useful information.

Sure, will try my best on that part.


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