Re: [PATCH v1 5/5] driver-core: add driver asynchronous probe support
From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Sep 29 2014 - 18:00:49 EST
On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:22:08PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 11:03:29AM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 02:57:17PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > ...
> > > Systemd should consider enabling async probe on device drivers
> > > it loads through systemd-udev but probably does not want to
> > > enable it for modules loaded through systemd-modules-load
> > > (modules-load.d). At least on my booting enablign async probe
> > > for all modules fails to boot as such in order to make this
> > Did you find out why boot failed with those modules?
> No, it seems this was early in boot and I haven't been able to capture the logs
> yet of the faults. More on this below.
> > > a bit more useful we whitelist a few buses where it should be
> > > at least in theory safe to try to enable async probe. This
> > > way even if systemd tried to ask to enable async probe for all
> > > its device drivers the kernel won't blindly do this. We also
> > > have the sync_probe flag which device drivers can themselves
> > > enable *iff* its known the device driver should never async
> > > probe.
> > >
> > > In order to help *test* things folks can use the bus.safe_mod_async_probe=1
> > > kernel parameter which will work as if userspace would have
> > > requested all modules to load with async probe. Daring folks can
> > > also use bus.force_mod_async_probe=1 which will enable asynch probe
> > > even on buses not tested in any way yet, if you use that though
> > > you're on your own.
> > If those two knobs are meant for debugging, let's please make that
> > fact immediately evident. e.g. Make them ugly boot params like
> > "__DEVEL__driver_force_mod_async_probe". Devel/debug options ending
> > up becoming stable interface are really nasty.
> Sure make sense, I wasn't quite sure how to make this quite clear,
> a naming convention seems good to me but I also had added at least
> a print about this on the log. Ideally I think a TAIN_DEBUG would
> be best and it seems it could be useful for many other cases in
> the kernel, we could also just re-use TAINT_CRAP as well. Thoughts?
TAINT_CRAP is for drivers/staging/ code, don't try to repurpose it for
some other horrid option. There's no reason we can't add more taint
flags for this.
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