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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI: pciehp: Avoid returning prematurely from sysfs requests
On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 12:28:43PM +0200, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> A sysfs request to enable or disable a PCIe hotplug slot should not
> return before it has been carried out. That is sought to be achieved
> by waiting until the controller's "pending_events" have been cleared.
> However the IRQ thread pciehp_ist() clears the "pending_events" before
> it acts on them. If pciehp_sysfs_enable_slot() / _disable_slot() happen
> to check the "pending_events" after they have been cleared but while
> pciehp_ist() is still running, the functions may return prematurely
> with an incorrect return value.
> Fix by introducing an "ist_running" flag which must be false before a
> sysfs request is allowed to return.

Can you instead just call synchronize_irq(ctrl->pcie->irq) after the
pending events is cleared?

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