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SubjectRe: [PATCH V6 08/13] PCI: generic, thunder: update to use generic ECAM API
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On 04/21/2016 06:08 AM, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> On 21.04.2016 11:36, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Thursday 21 April 2016 11:28:15 Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
>>> On 19.04.2016 15:06, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>>> On Monday 18 April 2016 21:31:54 Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Basically the whole content of pci-thunder-ecam.c and
>>>>> pci-thunder-pem.c.
>>>>>
>>>>> pci-thunder-ecam.c contains config space accessors. Similar for
>>>>> pci-thunder-pem.c but it also has extra init call (it is now called
>>>>> thunder_pem_init) which finds and maps related registers.
>>>>
>>>> They seem to do much more than just override the accessors, they
>>>> actually
>>>> change the contents of the config space as well. Is that really
>>>> necessary
>>>> on ACPI based systems as well?
>>>
>>> Yes, the pci-thunder-ecam.c accessors are meant to emulate config space
>>> capabilities. They are necessary to synthesize EA capabilities (fixed
>>> PCI BARs), it wont work without this, for ACPI boot as well.
>>
>> Why is that? I thought the BARs never get reassigned when using ACPI,
>> so I'm surprised it's actually needed. Maybe I misunderstood what
>> you mean by fixed PCI BARs.
>
> Yes, I meant something else. ThunderX has non-programmable PCI BAR
> addresses. So it uses PCI EA (Extended allocation) capabilities to get
> know PCI BARs addresses. But the early implementation (pass1.x) misses
> EA capabilities hence we need to emulate it in config space accessors.

Aside: In case it's helpful, at least one enterprise vendor I know of is
only supporting later silicon as a result of this. So IMO there's no
need to worry about this issue on the early preproduction chips.

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