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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] PCI/AER: Consistently use _OSC to determine who owns AER
On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:32:42PM -0500, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> On 11/19/2018 11:53 AM, Keith Busch wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:53:05AM -0500, Tyler Baicar wrote:
> > > On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:49 PM Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On 11/15/2018 3:16 PM, Alexandru Gagniuc wrote:
> > > > > I've asked around a few people at Dell and they unanimously agree that
> > > > > _OSC is the correct way to determine ownership of AER. In linux, we
> > > > > use the result of _OSC to enable AER services, but we use HEST to
> > > > > determine AER ownership. That's inconsistent. This series drops the
> > > > > use of HEST in favor of _OSC.
> > > > >
> > > > > [1]https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/11/15/62
> > > >
> > > > This change breaks the existing systems that rely on the HEST table
> > > > telling the operating system about firmware first presence.
> > > >
> > > > Besides, HEST table has much more granularity about which PCI component
> > > > needs firmware such as global/device/switch.
> > > >
> > > > You should probably circulate these ideas for wider consumption in UEFI
> > > > forum as UEFI owns the HEST table definition.
> > >
> > > I agree with Sinan, this will break existing systems, and the granularity of the
> > > HEST definition is more useful than the single bit in _OSC.
> >
> > But we're not using HEST as a fine grain control. We disable native AER
> > handling if *any* device has FF set in HEST, and that just forces people
> > to use pcie_ports=native to get around that.
> >
>
> I don't see *any* in the code. aer_hest_parse() does the HEST table parsing.
> It switches to firmware first mode if global flag in HEST is set. Otherwise
> for each BDF in device, hest_match_pci() is used to do a cross-matching against
> HEST table contents.
>
> Am I missing something?

You might be. :)

static int aer_hest_parse(struct acpi_hest_header *hest_hdr, void *data)
{
<snip>
/*
* If no specific device is supplied, determine whether
* FIRMWARE_FIRST is set for *any* PCIe device.
*/
if (!info->pci_dev) {
info->firmware_first |= ff;
return 0;
}

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