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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 2/3] PCI: Add tango PCIe host bridge support
On 3 July 2017 at 00:18, Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:17:40AM +0200, Marc Gonzalez wrote:
>> This driver is required to work around several hardware bugs
>> in the PCIe controller.
>>
>> NB: Revision 1 does not support legacy interrupts, or IO space.
>
> I had to apply these manually because of conflicts in Kconfig and
> Makefile. What are these based on? Easiest for me is if you base
> them on the current -rc1 tag.
>
>> Signed-off-by: Marc Gonzalez <marc_gonzalez@sigmadesigns.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/pci/host/Kconfig | 8 +++
>> drivers/pci/host/Makefile | 1 +
>> drivers/pci/host/pcie-tango.c | 164 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> include/linux/pci_ids.h | 2 +
>> 4 files changed, 175 insertions(+)
>> create mode 100644 drivers/pci/host/pcie-tango.c
>>
[..]
>> + /*
>> + * QUIRK #2
>> + * Unfortunately, config and mem spaces are muxed.
>> + * Linux does not support such a setting, since drivers are free
>> + * to access mem space directly, at any time.
>> + * Therefore, we can only PRAY that config and mem space accesses
>> + * NEVER occur concurrently.
>> + */
>> + writel_relaxed(1, pcie->mux);
>> + ret = pci_generic_config_read(bus, devfn, where, size, val);
>> + writel_relaxed(0, pcie->mux);
>
> I'm very hesitant about this. When people stress this, we're going to
> get reports of data corruption. Even with the disclaimer below, I
> don't feel good about this. Adding the driver is an implicit claim
> that we support the device, but we know it can't be made reliable.
>

I noticed that the Synopsys driver suffers from a similar issue: in
dw_pcie_rd_other_conf(), it happily reprograms the outbound I/O window
to perform a config space access, and switches it back to I/O space
afterwards (unless it has more than 2 viewports, in which case it uses
dedicated windows for I/O space and config space)

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