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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: pciehp: Avoid returning prematurely from sysfs requests
On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 10:28:15PM +0200, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 01:32:16PM -0600, Keith Busch wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 12:28:43PM +0200, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> > > A sysfs request to enable or disable a PCIe hotplug slot should not
> > > return before it has been carried out. That is sought to be achieved
> > > by waiting until the controller's "pending_events" have been cleared.
> > >
> > > However the IRQ thread pciehp_ist() clears the "pending_events" before
> > > it acts on them. If pciehp_sysfs_enable_slot() / _disable_slot() happen
> > > to check the "pending_events" after they have been cleared but while
> > > pciehp_ist() is still running, the functions may return prematurely
> > > with an incorrect return value.
> > >
> > > Fix by introducing an "ist_running" flag which must be false before a
> > > sysfs request is allowed to return.
> >
> > Can you instead just call synchronize_irq(ctrl->pcie->irq) after the
> > pending events is cleared?
>
> You mean call synchronize_irq() from pciehp_sysfs_enable_slot() /
> disable_slot()? That's a good idea, let me think that through and
> try to make it work that way.

After a bit of thinking:

synchronize_irq() doesn't work for poll mode.

A secondary concern is that if the IRQ is shared, synchronize_irq()
waits for all the other (unrelated) IRQ threads to finish,
i.e. longer than necessary.

So I can't think of a better way to solve this.

Thanks,

Lukas

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