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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 23/30] PCI/mvebu: Use pci_common_init_dev() to simplify code
Hi Thomas,

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 05:40:00PM +0000, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Yijing Wang,
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:30:18 +0800, Yijing Wang wrote:
> > Mvebu_pcie_scan_bus() is not necessary, we could use
> > pci_common_init_dev() instead of pci_common_init(),
> > and pass the device pointer as the parent. Then
> > pci_scan_root_bus() will be called to scan the pci busses.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Yijing Wang <>
> > CC: Thomas Petazzoni <>
> > CC: Jason Cooper <>
> While I'm fine with the change to pci_common_init_dev(), I am not so
> sure about the removal of mvebu_pcie_scan_bus(). I vaguely remember
> that we intentionally did not use the default function for a specific
> reason. Of course, this was a long time ago, and I don't remember the
> reason. I would have to take a bit of time to 1/ review the archives of
> the discussion surrounding the pcie-mvebu driver, and 2/ test your
> patch to validate it works fine on HW.

I guess the reason: by providing the scan pointer to pcibios through
the hw_pci struct you were preventing calling pci_scan_root_bus() in
bios32.c that in turn can add devices before the resources are assigned.

Basically mvebu_pci_scan_bus() was doing what pci_scan_root_bus() does
except for calling pci_bus_add_devices().

Yijing patches remove pci_bus_add_devices() from pci_scan_root_bus() so
his change should be fine and it actually improves the current behaviour
which is quite hard to untangle, and not just on mvebu (I suspect
drivers/pci/host/pcie-xilinx.c can suffer from the same problem).


> Thanks!
> Thomas
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