Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/pci: try to reserve MCFG areas earlier
From: Jan Beulich
Date: Tue Sep 10 2019 - 05:55:57 EST
On 10.09.2019 11:46, Igor Druzhinin wrote:
> On 10/09/2019 02:47, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>> On 9/9/19 5:48 PM, Igor Druzhinin wrote:
>>> Actually, pci_mmcfg_late_init() that's called out of acpi_init() -
>>> that's where MCFG areas are properly sized.
>> pci_mmcfg_late_init() reads the (static) MCFG, which doesn't need DSDT parsing, does it? setup_mcfg_map() OTOH does need it as it uses data from _CBA (or is it _CRS?), and I think that's why we can't parse MCFG prior to acpi_init(). So what I said above indeed won't work.
> No, it uses is_acpi_reserved() (it's called indirectly so might be well
> hidden) to parse DSDT to find a reserved resource in it and size MCFG
> area accordingly. setup_mcfg_map() is called for every root bus
> discovered and indeed tries to evaluate _CBA but at this point
> pci_mmcfg_late_init() has already finished MCFG registration for every
> cold-plugged bus (which information is described in MCFG table) so those
> calls are dummy.
I don't think they're strictly dummy. Even for boot time available devices
iirc there's no strict requirement for there to be respective data in MCFG.
Such a requirement exists only for devices which are actually needed to
start the OS (disk or network, perhaps video or alike), or maybe even just