Re: [RFC 1/1] driver core: re-order dpm_list after a succussful probe

From: Bill Huang
Date: Wed Dec 24 2014 - 04:28:23 EST

On 12/23/2014 10:26 PM, Bibek Basu wrote:
sorry for the delay in responding.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Bill Huang <bilhuang@xxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:bilhuang@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

On 12/17/2014 10:47 PM, Bibek Basu wrote:

Hi Bill,

Though I like your solution, I have a usecase where the driver probe
sequence itself is not right. Both the driver are module_init
but one
depends on another during suspend sequence.
In such a situation, my system hangs. What do you suggest to do
in that
case? Should I get my driver registration sequence right and how?
Moving tegra-pcie driver above in the probe sequence by making the
driver subsystem_initcall solved the issue I am facing with this
But I don't think that's allowed solution?

To change the probe sequence, use defer probe is the right choice.

What if there is no direct dependency to defer probe ?

In your example, tegra-pcie driver doesn't have init dependency against pcieport but do have pm suspend dependency in between the two. Though I'm not familiar with pcie driver framework but it sounds like pcieport driver is framework driver so it might not be able to know/expect there will be "tegra-pcie" driver been probed later, that means defer probe cannot be used to resolve the pm sequence.

If suspend function of tegra-pcie driver cannot be hooked to pcieport driver (so it won't hang while pcieport is suspending) and explicitly to be called to suspend after pcieport driver has done all its access to the controller then I personally think moving tegra-pcie to subsystem_initcall is an acceptable fix, but I'm not expert of the pm design so maybe there is some other proper fix...


Probe sequence:
driver pcieport
driver tegra-pcie

Due to your patch, suspend_noirq for tegra_pcie will be called

Are you sure? My change will only affect pm devices in dpm_list,
suspend_noirq should still be called after all devices in dpm_list
were suspended.

Yes, all lists are affected if you update dpm_list. Because using
dpm_list, dm_prepared_list is prepared . During suspend, using
dpm_prepared_list, dpm_suspended_list is prepared. And using
dpc_suspended_list, in dpm_suspend_late, dpm_late_early_list is prepared
and which is used to call suspend_noirq callbacks and also prepare
dpm_noirq_list. So all are related!!!

True they are all related and if both pcieport and tegra-pcie have suspend_noirq callback defined (I guess so since you said you have problem here:), then my fix will change the suspend sequence of the two.

This is my main reason to send this RFC since it could break a lot of existing working pm sequence.

pcieport. While pcieport tries to read through
with clocks and power off to the pcie controller and eventually
leads to
a crash.


On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 9:04 PM, Greg KH
<gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
<mailto:gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>> wrote:

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 03:50:15AM -0800, Bill Huang wrote:
> The dpm_list was added in the call "device_add" and when
we do defer
> probe we'll explicitly move the probed device to be the
last in the
> dpm_list, we should do the same for the normal probe
since there are
> cases that we won't have chance to do defer probe to
change the
PM order
> as the below example.
> If we would like the device driver A to be suspended
earlier than the
> device driver B, we won't have chance to do defer probe
to fix the
> suspend dependency since at the time device driver A is
device B
> was up and running.
> Device A was added
> Device B was added
> Driver for device B was binded
> Driver for device A was binded
> Signed-off-by: Bill Huang <bilhuang@xxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:bilhuang@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bilhuang@xxxxxxxxxx>>>

> ---
> It seems to me this is a bug in the core driver, but I'm
not sure
how should
> we fix it.
> - Do we have better fix?
> - This proposed fix or any other fix might introduces
side effect
that breaks
> existing working suspend dependencies which happen to work
based on the
> existing wrong suspend order.
> Any thoughts? Thanks.
> drivers/base/dd.c | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
> index cdc779c..54886d2 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/dd.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
> @@ -308,6 +308,10 @@ static int really_probe(struct
device *dev,
struct device_driver *drv)
> goto probe_failed;
> }
> + device_pm_lock();
> + device_pm_move_last(dev);
> + device_pm_unlock();
> +
> driver_bound(dev);
> ret = 1;
> pr_debug("bus: '%s': %s: bound device %s to driver

Adding Grant, as he did the deferred probe stuff...

And it's the middle of the merge window, I'll not have time
to look at
this for a few weeks at the earliest, sorry.


greg k-h
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