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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: pciehp: Include the Data Link Layer State Changed bit when clearing the Slot Status register's event bits
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On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Myron Stowe <myron.stowe@redhat.com> wrote:
>> During PCIe hot-plug initialization - pciehp_probe - data structures
>> related to slot capabilities are set up. As part of this set up, ISRs are
>> put in place to handle slot events and all event bits are cleared out.
>>
>> This patch adds the Data Link Layer State Changed (PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_DLLSC)
>> Slot Status bit to the event bits that are cleared out during
>> initialization.
>
> I think this is related to e48f1b67f668 ("PCI: pciehp: Use link change
> notifications for hot-plug and removal"). Prior to that, pcie_isr()
> didn't look at the PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_DLLSC bit.
>
> Apparently there's a non-public report of spurious messages like this
> at boot-time, with no actual hotplug events:
>
> pciehp 0000:82:04.0:pcie24: slot(4): Link Up event
> pciehp 0000:82:04.0:pcie24: Device 0000:83:00.0 already exists at
> 0000:83:00, cannot hot-add
> pciehp 0000:82:04.0:pcie24: Cannot add device at 0000:83:00
>
> Device 0000:83:00.0 was enumerated previously, during the normal PCI
> device enumeration. I suspect DLLSC was set by the hardware when the
> link came up after power-on, and it remained set until Linux booted.
> Then when we take the first pciehp interrupt, we notice DLLSC is set
> and think it's a new link state change.
>
> This might be system-specific, because some BIOSes might clear DLLSC
> before handing off to the OS. Or my theory might be all wet.
>
> But I think we should clear DLLSC in any case. We clear all the other
> RW1C bits in Slot Status, and I think we should clear DLLSC as well.
>
> I'd like to include a bugzilla or mailing list reference for the
> spurious message, and I'd also like confirmation that this changes
> actually fixes it.

I just got confirmation from the reporter that the patch fixes the
issue they were encountering.

I've also asked them numerous time if I could make the bug public as I
expect others may be hitting it and could benefit from a BZ and
analysis/explanation. I just repeated my request - if they reply
positively I'll follow through with some documentation.

Myron

>
> Bjorn
>
>> Reference:
>> PCI-SIG. PCI Express Base Specification Revision 4.0 Version 0.3
>> (PCI-SIG, 2014): 7.8.11. Slot Status Register (Offset 1Ah).
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Myron Stowe <myron.stowe@redhat.com>
>> ---
>>
>> drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c | 2 +-
>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c b/drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c
>> index 42914e0..0568416 100644
>> --- a/drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c
>> +++ b/drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c
>> @@ -794,7 +794,7 @@ struct controller *pcie_init(struct pcie_device *dev)
>> pcie_capability_write_word(pdev, PCI_EXP_SLTSTA,
>> PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_ABP | PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_PFD |
>> PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_MRLSC | PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_PDC |
>> - PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_CC);
>> + PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_CC | PCI_EXP_SLTSTA_DLLSC);
>>
>> /* Disable software notification */
>> pcie_disable_notification(ctrl);
>>
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