Re: [PATCH][tentative] PCI / ACPI: Rework PCI host bridge removal to avoid sysfs warnings

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Mon Jan 06 2014 - 15:28:09 EST

On Monday, January 06, 2014 11:28:43 AM Yinghai Lu wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thursday, January 02, 2014 02:47:04 PM Yinghai Lu wrote:
> >>
> >> No. It should be before removing all root bus devices.
> >> as they need to access the pci devices during stop ioapic and dmar.
> >>
> >> Also ioapic itself could one one pci device.
> >
> > Well, if we stop drivers first, then stop ioapic/dmar and *then* remove
> > devices, it is possible to rebind a driver to a device after ioapic/dmar has
> > been stopped, which I guess will not lead to anything nice?
> Not sure how that could happen.
> If it would really happen, we could set dev->match_driver to 0 in pci_stop_dev.

Simply, run "modprobe -r driver && modprobe driver" in a loop and
remove the PCI host bridge the given device is on in parallel to that. Chances
are, you'll see some nice breakage.

Also what happens if somebody uses the "remove" sysfs attribute on a device
needed by ioapic/dmar?


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