Re: [Bug #15124] PCI host bridge windows ignored (works with pci=use_crs)

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 13:23:32 EST

On 01/26/2010 10:17 AM, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:02:13 +0100
> "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I'm quite concerned about this for .33 because I don't think Jeff's
>>> configuration (Dell desktop with Intel x58 and large graphics device)
>>> is unusual.
>>> The benefit of intel_bus.c is on machines with multiple IOHs, where we
>>> need to figure out which address ranges go to which IOHs so we can
>>> program downstream devices correctly. But even there, _CRS should give
>>> us the information we need, so "pci=use_crs" should make these machines
>>> work.
>>> I think we should remove intel_bus.c before .33. It's breaking boxes
>>> and we don't know how to fix it. Even if we do find out how to fix it,
>>> I think we should move toward using _CRS instead, because that's what
>>> Windows uses and it's an easy way for the firmware to tell us about
>>> platform quirks.
>> Perhaps it would be sufficient to make pci=use_crs the default and leave the
>> option to use intel_bus.c for whoever needs that?
> We can't make use_crs the default w/o some more _CRS handling fixes
> (some firmwares have large lists we need to handle).
> We can disable intel_bus.c though. Yinghai, I'm inclined against the
> intel_bus.c approach at this point. It seems unlikely we'll ever keep
> it up to date with new bridges, since its approach differs so much from
> how things are done in the Windows world, where the firmware provides
> a list of resources. We'll always be playing catch up, and will
> probably be behind the firmware most of the time since the docs with
> the necessary info likely won't be public most of the time.
> For 2.6.33 I'd like a minimal fix though, can you disable it for all
> but the multi-IOH case perhaps?

ok, we have one patch to enable that only with multi-IOH case.

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