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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 3/3] PCI: Mask and unmask hotplug interrupts during reset
On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 07:30:28AM -0400, wrote:
> On 2018-07-03 04:34, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 06:52:47PM -0400, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> >>If a bridge supports hotplug and observes a PCIe fatal error, the
> >>following
> >>events happen:
> >>
> >>1. AER driver removes the devices from PCI tree on fatal error
> >>2. AER driver brings down the link by issuing a secondary bus reset
> >>waits
> >>for the link to come up.
> >>3. Hotplug driver observes a link down interrupt
> >>4. Hotplug driver tries to remove the devices waiting for the rescan
> >>lock
> >>but devices are already removed by the AER driver and AER driver is
> >>waiting
> >>for the link to come back up.
> >>5. AER driver tries to re-enumerate devices after polling for the link
> >>state to go up.
> >>6. Hotplug driver obtains the lock and tries to remove the devices
> >>again.
> >>
> >>If a bridge is a hotplug capable bridge, mask hotplug interrupts before
> >>the
> >>reset and unmask afterwards.
> >
> >Would it work for you if you just amended the AER driver to skip
> >removal and re-enumeration of devices if the port is a hotplug bridge?
> >Just check for is_hotplug_bridge in struct pci_dev.
> The reason why we want to remove devices before secondary bus reset is to
> quiesce pcie bus traffic before issuing a reset.
> Skipping this step might cause transactions to be lost in the middle of the
> reset as there will be active traffic flowing and drivers will suddenly
> start reading ffs.

Interesting, I think that merits a code comment.

FWIW, macOS has a "PCI pause" callback to quiesce a device:

They're using it to reconfigure a device's BAR and bus number
at runtime (sic!), e.g. if mmio windows need to be moved around
on Thunderbolt hotplug if there's insufficient space:

"During pause reconfiguration, the following may be changed:
- device BAR registers
- the devices bus number
- registry properties reflecting these values ("ranges",
"assigned-addresses", "reg")
- device MSI block values for address and value, but not the
number of MSIs allocated"

Conceptually, "PCI pause" is similar to putting the device in a suspend
state. I'm wondering if suspending the devices below the bridge would
make more sense than removing them in the AER driver.


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