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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: Add link_change error handler and vfio-pci user
On 4/29/2019 10:51 AM, Alex Williamson wrote:
> So where do we go from here? I agree that dmesg is not necessarily a
> great choice for these sorts of events and if they went somewhere else,
> maybe I wouldn't have the same concerns about them generating user
> confusion or contributing to DoS vectors from userspace drivers. As it
> is though, we have known cases where benign events generate confusing
> logging messages, which seems like a regression. Drivers didn't ask
> for a link_change handler, but nor did they ask that the link state to
> their device be monitored so closely. Maybe this not only needs some
> sort of change to the logging mechanism, but also an opt-in by the
> driver if they don't expect runtime link changes. Thanks,

Is there anyway to detect autonomous hardware management support and
not report link state changes in that situation?

I thought there were some capability bits for these.

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