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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] PCI: Add support to the Cadence PCIe controller

On Tuesday 28 November 2017 09:20 PM, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 04:01:45PM +0100, Cyrille Pitchen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this series of patches adds support to the Cadence PCIe controller.
>> It was tested on a ARM64 platform emulated by a Palladium running both
>> linux-next (next-20171123) and pci-next kernels.
>> The host mode was tested with some PCIe devices connected to the Palladium
>> through a speed-bridge. Some of those devices were a USB host controller
>> and a SATA controller. The PCIe host controller was also tested with a
>> second controller configured in endpoint mode and connected back to back
>> to the first controller.
>> The EndPoint Controller (EPC) driver of this series was tested with the
>> pci-epf-test.c EndPoint Function (EPF) driver and the pcitest userspace
>> program.
>> For linux-next, I applied this series on top of Kishon's patch
>> ("PCI: endpoint: Use EPC's device in dma_alloc_coherent/dma_free_coherent")
>> otherwise dma_alloc_coherent() fails when called by pci_epf_alloc_space().
>> Also, I patched drivers/Makefile rather than drivers/pci/Makefile to make
>> the drivers/pci/cadence/pcie-cadence-ep.o linked after

The reason to patch drivers/Makefile should be because pcie-cadence-ep has to
be compiled even when CONFIG_PCI is not enabled. CONFIG_PCI enables host
specific features and ENDPOINT shouldn't depend on CONFIG_PCI.
>> drivers/pci/endpoint/*.o objects, otherwise the built-in pci-cadence-ep
>> driver would be probed before the PCI endpoint framework would have been
>> initialized, which results in a kernel crash.
> Nice :( - isn't there a way to improve this (ie probe deferral or
> registering the EPF bus earlier) ?
>> I guess this is the reason why the "pci/dwc" line was also put in
>> drivers/Makefile, right after the "pci/endpoint" line.
> Or probably the other way around - see commit 5e8cb4033807
> @Kishon, thoughts ?

Lorenzo, ordering Makefile is one way to initialize EP core before other
drivers. the other way is to have PCI EP core have a different initcall level..


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