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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/8] PCI: brcmstb: Add Broadcom STB PCIe host controller driver
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 06:53:53PM -0500, Jim Quinlan wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 05:12:07PM -0500, Jim Quinlan wrote:
>> >> This commit adds the basic Broadcom STB PCIe controller. Missing is
>> >> the ability to process MSI and also handle dma-ranges for inbound
>> >> memory accesses. These two functionalities are added in subsequent
>> >> commits.
>> >>
>> >> The PCIe block contains an MDIO interface. This is a local interface
>> >> only accessible by the PCIe controller. It cannot be used or shared
>> >> by any other HW. As such, the small amount of code for this
>> >> controller is included in this driver as there is little upside to put
>> >> it elsewhere.
>> ...
>
>> >> +static bool brcm_pcie_valid_device(struct brcm_pcie *pcie, struct pci_bus *bus,
>> >> + int dev)
>> >> +{
>> >> + if (pci_is_root_bus(bus)) {
>> >> + if (dev > 0)
>> >> + return false;
>> >> + } else {
>> >> + /* If there is no link, then there is no device */
>> >> + if (!brcm_pcie_link_up(pcie))
>> >> + return false;
>> >
>> > This is racy, since the link can go down after you check but before
>> > you do the config access. I assume your hardware can deal with a
>> > config access that targets a link that is down?
>>
>> Yes, that can happen but there is really nothing that can be done if
>> the link goes down in that vulnerability window. What do you suggest
>> doing?
>
> Most hardware drops writes and returns ~0 on reads if the link is
> down. I assume your hardware does something similar, and that should
> be enough. You shouldn't have to check whether the link is up.
Unfortunately our HW is quite unforgiving and effects a synchronous or
asynchronous abort when doing a config access when the link or power
has gone down on the EP. I will open a discussion with the PCIe HW
folks regarding why our controller does not behave like "most
hardware". Thanks, Jim
>
> The hardware might report errors, e.g., via AER, if the link is down.
> And we might not not handle those nicely. If we have issues there, we
> should find out and fix them.
>
> I see that dwc, altera, rockchip, and xilinx all do check for link up
> there, too. I can't remember if they had a legitimate reason, or if I
> just missed it.
>
>> >> +static void brcm_pcie_remove_controller(struct brcm_pcie *pcie)
>> >> +{
>> >> + struct list_head *pos, *q;
>> >> + struct brcm_pcie *tmp;
>> >> +
>> >> + mutex_lock(&brcm_pcie_lock);
>> >> + list_for_each_safe(pos, q, &brcm_pcie) {
>> >> + tmp = list_entry(pos, struct brcm_pcie, list);
>> >> + if (tmp == pcie) {
>> >> + list_del(pos);
>> >> + if (list_empty(&brcm_pcie))
>> >> + num_memc = 0;
>> >> + break;
>> >> + }
>> >> + }
>> >> + mutex_unlock(&brcm_pcie_lock);
>> >
>> > I'm missing something. I don't see that num_memc is ever set to
>> > anything *other* than zero.
>> The num_memc is set and used in the dma commit. I will remove its
>> declaration from this commit.
>
> Thanks, that will make the patches much easier to read.
>
>> >> + pcie->id = of_get_pci_domain_nr(dn);
>> >
>> > Why do you call of_get_pci_domain_nr() directly? No other driver
>> > does.
>>
>> We use the domain as the controller number (id). We use the id to
>> identify and fix a HW bug that only affects the 2nd controller; see
>> the clause
>> " } else if (of_machine_is_compatible("brcm,bcm7278a0")) {".
>
> pci_register_host_bridge() already sets bus->domain_nr for every host
> bridge. That path calls of_get_pci_domain_nr() eventually. But I
> guess that's too late for your use case, because you have this:
>
> brcm_pcie_probe
> brcm_pcie_setup
> brcm_pcie_bridge_sw_init_set
> if (of_machine_is_compatible("brcm,bcm7278a0")) {
> offset = pcie->id ? ... <--- use
> pci_scan_root_bus_bridge
> pci_register_host_bridge
> bus->domain_nr = pci_bus_find_domain_nr <--- available
>
> I guess you haven't added a binding for brcm,bcm7278a0 yet?
>
> I'm not really sure that using the linux,pci-domain DT property is the
> best way to distinguish the two controllers. Maybe Rob has an
> opinion?
>
>> >> + if (pcie->id < 0)
>> >> + return pcie->id;
>
> Bjorn

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