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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5 V2] PCI: pciehp: check and wait port status out of DPC before handling DLLSC and PDC
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 12:44 AM Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On 9/28/2020 7:10 AM, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> > On 9/27/2020 10:01 PM, Zhao, Haifeng wrote:
> >> Sinan,
> >> I explained the reason why locks don't protect this case in the patch description part.
> >> Write side and read side hold different semaphore and mutex.
> >>
> > I have been thinking about it some time but is there any reason why we
> > have to handle all port AER/DPC/HP events in different threads?
> >
> > Can we go to single threaded event loop for all port drivers events?
> >
> > This will require some refactoring but it wlll eliminate the lock
> > nightmares we are having.
> >
> > This means no sleeping. All sleeps need to happen outside of the loop.
> >
> > I wanted to see what you all are thinking about this.
> >
> > It might become a performance problem if the system is
> > continuously observing a hotplug/aer/dpc events.
> >
> > I always think that these should be rare events.
>
> If restructuring would be too costly, the preferred solution should be
> to fix the locks in hotplug driver rather than throwing there a random
> wait call.

My first though is to unify the pci_bus_sem & pci_rescan_remove_lock
to one sleepable lock, but verifying every
locking scenario to sort out dead lock warning, it is horrible job. I
gave up and then played the device status waiting trick
to workaround it.

index 03d37128a24f..477d4c499f87 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/probe.c
+++ b/drivers/pci/probe.c
@@ -3223,17 +3223,19 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pci_rescan_bus);
* pci_rescan_bus(), pci_rescan_bus_bridge_resize() and PCI device removal
* routines should always be executed under this mutex.
*/
-static DEFINE_MUTEX(pci_rescan_remove_lock);
+/* static DEFINE_MUTEX(pci_rescan_remove_lock); */

void pci_lock_rescan_remove(void)
{
- mutex_lock(&pci_rescan_remove_lock);
+ /*mutex_lock(&pci_rescan_remove_lock); */
+ down_write(&pci_bus_sem);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pci_lock_rescan_remove);

void pci_unlock_rescan_remove(void)
{
- mutex_unlock(&pci_rescan_remove_lock);
+ /*mutex_unlock(&pci_rescan_remove_lock); */
+ up_write(&pci_bus_sem);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(pci_unlock_rescan_remove);

Thanks,
Ethan
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