Re: [PATCH] x86/pci: intel ioh need to subtract mmconf range

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 14:58:29 EST

On 01/19/2010 11:42 AM, Jeff Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:14:17AM -0800, Jesse Barnes wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:39:13 -0800
>> Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 01/14/2010 03:49 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 14 January 2010 04:38:08 pm Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>>>> On 01/14/2010 03:09 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>>>>>> On Thursday 14 January 2010 03:46:35 pm Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>>>>>> Bjorn pointed out we need to remove mmconf range
>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> ---
> ...
>>>>>> This can't be right, can it? Let's say the kernel was built with
>>>>>> CONFIG_PCI_MMCONFIG turned off, or the user used "pci=nommconf",
>>>>>> or the kernel decides not to use MMCONFIG for some other reason.
>>>>>> In that case, the hardware may still be configured to support
>>>>>> MMCONFIG, but the pci_mmcfg_list will be empty, so your code will
>>>>>> leave the window alone. We might assign some of that MMCONFIG
>>>>>> space to a device, but the hardware will route it to MMCONFIG,
>>>>>> not to the device.
>>>>> so if there is mmconf specified, we just skip the whole function?
>>>> No, I'm saying that intel-bus.c must ALWAYS remove the MMCONFIG
>>>> region from the host bridge apertures, even if Linux isn't using
>>>> That means intel-bus.c has to be smart enough to figure out on its
>>>> own what the MMCONFIG area is. It can't depend on mmconfig-shared.c
>>>> to do it, because mmconfig-shared.c might not be there.
>>> that seems go too far away...
>>> Subject: [PATCH -v2] x86/pci: intel ioh need to subtrac mmconf range
>>> Bjorn pointed out we need to remove mmconf range
>>> -v2: if mmconf is not there, get out early.
>>> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> ---
> ...
>> This goes against the real intent of intel_bus.c doesn't it? When we
>> first added it, the thought was that it would be a purely native way of
>> getting at bridge window information and not rely on firmware. If
>> you're going to make it dependent on MMCONFIG now, why not trust other
>> firmware tables as well, like _CRS?
>> The MMCONFIG ranges are pretty easy to get at, the public docs have
>> info about the registers that control the MMCONFIG decode ranges, so
>> you should be able to read them out and add them to this file,
>> preserving the original intent.
> I did attempt a bisection last week, but my pared down config kept
> hitting a sysfs_create_file panic. I didn't succeed.
> Should I try the v2 patch above? What tree is it against?

maybe later with -tip tree + pci/linux-next.

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