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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: Add link_change error handler and vfio-pci user
On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 09:45:28 -0700
Sinan Kaya <> wrote:

> 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.

Not that we can find, this doesn't trigger the separate autonomous
bandwidth notification interrupt. Thanks,


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