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SubjectRe: [PATCH v17 09/12] PCI/AER: Allow clearing Error Status Register in FF mode
On 3/12/2020 2:53 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 04:07:59PM -0700, Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan wrote:
>> On 3/11/20 3:23 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>>> Is any synchronization needed here between the EDR path and the
>>> hotplug/enumeration path?
>> If we want to follow the implementation note step by step (in
>> sequence) then we need some synchronization between EDR path and
>> enumeration path. But if it's OK to achieve the same end result by
>> following steps out of sequence then we don't need to create any
>> dependency between EDR and enumeration paths. Currently we follow
>> the latter approach.
> What would the synchronization look like?
> Ideally I think it would be better to follow the order in the
> flowchart if it's not too onerous. That will make the code easier to
> understand. The current situation with this dependency on pciehp and
> what it will do leaves a lot of things implicit.
> IIUC, when DPC triggers, pciehp is what fields the DLLSC interrupt and
> unbinds the drivers and removes the devices. If that doesn't happen,
> and Linux clears the DPC trigger to bring the link back up, will those
> drivers try to operate uninitialized devices?
> Does EDR need a dependency on CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_PCIE?

From one of Sathya's other responses:

"If hotplug is not supported then there is support to enumerate
devices via polling or ACPI events. But a point to note
here is, enumeration path is independent of error handler path, and
hence there is no explicit trigger or event from error handler path
to enumeration path to kick start the enumeration."

The EDR standard doesn't have any dependency on hot-plug. It sounds like
in the current implementation there's some manual intervention needed if
hot-plug is not supported? Ideally recovery would kick in automatically
but requiring manual intervention is a good first step.

>> For example, consider the case in flow chart where after sending
>> success _OST, firmware decides to stop the recovery of the device.
>> if we follow the flow chart as is then the steps should be,
>> 1. clear the DPC status trigger
>> 2. Send success code via _OST, and wait for return from _OST
>> 3. if successful return then enumerate the child devices and
>> reassign bus numbers.
>> In current approach the steps followed are,
>> 1. Clear the DPC status trigger.
>> 2. Send success code via _OST

Success in step 2 is assuming device trained and config space is
accessible correct? If device was removed or device config space is not
accessible then failure status should be sent via _OST.

>> 2. In parallel, LINK UP event path will enumerate the child devices.
>> 3. if firmware decides not to recover the device, then LINK DOWN
>> event will eventually remove them again.

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