[PATCH v3 0/5] PCI: endpoint: Rework the EPC to EPF notification

From: Manivannan Sadhasivam
Date: Thu Oct 06 2022 - 09:49:48 EST


During the review of the patch that fixes DBI access in PCI EP, Rob
suggested [1] using a fixed interface for passing the events from EPC to
EPF instead of the in-kernel notifiers.

This series introduces a simple callback based mechanism for passing the
events from EPC to EPF. This interface is chosen for satisfying the below

1. The notification has to reach the EPF drivers without any additional
2. The context of the caller (EPC) needs to be preserved while passing the

With the existing notifier mechanism, the 1st case can be satisfied since
notifiers aren't adding any huge overhead. But the 2nd case is clearly not
satisfied, because the current atomic notifiers forces the EPF
notification context to be atomic even though the caller (EPC) may not be
in atomic context. In the notification function, the EPF drivers are
required to call several EPC APIs that might sleep and this triggers a
sleeping in atomic bug during runtime.

The above issue could be fixed by using a blocking notifier instead of
atomic, but that proposal was not accepted either [2].

So instead of working around the issues within the notifiers, let's get rid
of it and use the callback mechanism.

NOTE: DRA7xx and TEGRA194 drivers are only compile tested. Testing this series
on the real platforms is greatly appreciated.


[1] https://lore.kernel.org/all/20220802072426.GA2494@thinkpad/T/#mfa3a5b3a9694798a562c36b228f595b6a571477d
[2] https://lore.kernel.org/all/20220228055240.24774-1-manivannan.sadhasivam@xxxxxxxxxx

Changes in v3:

* As Kishon spotted, fixed the DRA7xx driver and also the TEGRA194 driver to
call the LINK_UP callback in threaded IRQ handler.

Changes in v2:

* Introduced a new "list_lock" for protecting the epc->pci_epf list and
used it in the callback mechanism.

Manivannan Sadhasivam (5):
PCI: dra7xx: Use threaded IRQ handler for "dra7xx-pcie-main" IRQ
PCI: tegra194: Move dw_pcie_ep_linkup() to threaded IRQ handler
PCI: endpoint: Use a separate lock for protecting epc->pci_epf list
PCI: endpoint: Use callback mechanism for passing events from EPC to
PCI: endpoint: Use link_up() callback in place of LINK_UP notifier

drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pci-dra7xx.c | 2 +-
drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-tegra194.c | 8 +++-
drivers/pci/endpoint/functions/pci-epf-test.c | 38 ++++++-------------
drivers/pci/endpoint/pci-epc-core.c | 32 ++++++++++++----
include/linux/pci-epc.h | 10 +----
include/linux/pci-epf.h | 19 ++++++----
6 files changed, 58 insertions(+), 51 deletions(-)