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SubjectRe: [RFC] firmware load: defer request_firmware during early boot and resume
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On Friday, July 20, 2012, Ming Lei wrote:
> The RFC patch is just for discussing if the idea of deferring
> request_firmware is doable for addressing the issue of
> request_firmware in resume path, which is caused by driver
> unbind/rebind during resume.
>
> At least usb bus is involved in such things, one driver may be
> unbound and rebound in resume path at several situations, and
> request_firmware is often called inside probe().
>
> Also the idea should be helpful for other hotplug buses too,
> at least there was the similar problem report on pcmcia bus.
>
> diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
> index 6cd2c6c..fb02eff 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/dd.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
> @@ -123,7 +123,7 @@ static bool driver_deferred_probe_enable = false;
> * list and schedules the deferred probe workqueue to process them. It
> * should be called anytime a driver is successfully bound to a device.
> */
> -static void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void)
> +void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void)
> {
> if (!driver_deferred_probe_enable)
> return;
> @@ -144,6 +144,7 @@ static void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void)
> */
> queue_work(deferred_wq, &deferred_probe_work);
> }
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(driver_deferred_probe_trigger);
>
> /**
> * deferred_probe_initcall() - Enable probing of deferred devices
> diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> index 5401814..4fe742f 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> @@ -593,6 +593,9 @@ request_firmware(const struct firmware
> **firmware_p, const char *name,
> if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fw_priv))
> return PTR_RET(fw_priv);
>
> + if (system_state != SYSTEM_RUNNING)
> + return -EPROBE_DEFER;

You can't just return here, _request_firmware_cleanup() has to be done still.

> +
> ret = usermodehelper_read_trylock();

So why don't you do this here, actually, like:

if (ret) {
ret = -EPROBE_DEFER;
} else {
instead of the WARN_ON()?

Arguably, all cases in which usermodehelper_read_trylock() returns error
codes will require deferred probing.

> if (WARN_ON(ret)) {
> dev_err(device, "firmware: %s will not be loaded\n", name);
> diff --git a/include/linux/device.h b/include/linux/device.h
> index d0e4d99..a63d3171 100644
> --- a/include/linux/device.h
> +++ b/include/linux/device.h
> @@ -244,7 +244,7 @@ extern struct device_driver *driver_find(const char *name,
> struct bus_type *bus);
> extern int driver_probe_done(void);
> extern void wait_for_device_probe(void);
> -
> +extern void driver_deferred_probe_trigger(void);
>
> /* sysfs interface for exporting driver attributes */
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
> index e07f5e0..c8d74c6 100644
> --- a/include/linux/kernel.h
> +++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
> @@ -378,6 +378,7 @@ extern enum system_states {
> SYSTEM_POWER_OFF,
> SYSTEM_RESTART,
> SYSTEM_SUSPEND_DISK,
> + SYSTEM_SUSPEND,

First off, SYSTEM_SUSPEND_DISK is not used and probably should be removed.
Second, both SYSTEM_SUSPEND and SYSTEM_SUSPEND_DISK would require the same
kind of handling in the respect of device probing, so it is not sufficient
to change the state in suspend_devices_and_enter().

Moreover, there are other situations in which tasks are frozen and
request_firmware() won't work just as well, so I don't think using
system_state for that is going to work in general.

> } system_state;
>
> #define TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE 0
> diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
> index e60679d..237eae1 100644
> --- a/init/main.c
> +++ b/init/main.c
> @@ -809,6 +809,8 @@ static noinline int init_post(void)
> current->signal->flags |= SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE;
> flush_delayed_fput();
>
> + driver_deferred_probe_trigger();
> +
> if (ramdisk_execute_command) {
> run_init_process(ramdisk_execute_command);
> printk(KERN_WARNING "Failed to execute %s\n",
> diff --git a/kernel/power/suspend.c b/kernel/power/suspend.c
> index 1da39ea..dbf6ffb 100644
> --- a/kernel/power/suspend.c
> +++ b/kernel/power/suspend.c
> @@ -224,6 +224,9 @@ int suspend_devices_and_enter(suspend_state_t state)
> goto Recover_platform;
> }
> suspend_test_finish("suspend devices");
> +
> + system_state = SYSTEM_SUSPEND;
> +
> if (suspend_test(TEST_DEVICES))
> goto Recover_platform;
>
> @@ -301,6 +304,10 @@ static int enter_state(suspend_state_t state)
> Finish:
> pr_debug("PM: Finishing wakeup.\n");
> suspend_finish();
> +
> + system_state = SYSTEM_RUNNING;
> + driver_deferred_probe_trigger();
> +
> Unlock:
> mutex_unlock(&pm_mutex);
> return error;

Thanks,
Rafael


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