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SubjectRe: PCI device function not being enumerated [Was: PCMCIA not working on Panasonic Toughbook CF-29]
On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 04:03:32PM +0100, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Feb 2020 at 17:56, Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:02:50PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > [+cc Ulf, Philip, Pierre, Maxim, linux-mmc; see [1] for beginning of
> > > thread, [2] for problem report and the patch Michael tested]
> > >
> > > On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 07:58:27PM +1100, Michael . wrote:
> > > > Bjorn and Dominik.
> > > > I am happy to let you know the patch did the trick, it compiled well
> > > > on 5.4-rc4 and my friends in the CC list have tested the modified
> > > > kernel and confirmed that both slots are now working as they should.
> > > > As a group of dedicated Toughbook users and Linux users please accept
> > > > our thanks your efforts and assistance is greatly appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > Now that we know this patch works what kernel do you think it will be
> > > > released in? Will it make 5.4 or will it be put into 5.5 development
> > > > for further testing?
> > >
> > > That patch was not intended to be a fix; it was just to test my guess
> > > that the quirk might be related.
> > >
> > > Removing the quirk solved the problem *you're* seeing, but the quirk
> > > was added in the first place to solve some other problem, and if we
> > > simply remove the quirk, we may reintroduce the original problem.
> > >
> > > So we have to look at the history and figure out some way to solve
> > > both problems. I cc'd some people who might have insight. Here are
> > > some commits that look relevant:
> > >
> > > 5ae70296c85f ("mmc: Disabler for Ricoh MMC controller")
> > > 03cd8f7ebe0c ("ricoh_mmc: port from driver to pci quirk")
> > >
> > >
> > > [1] https://lore.kernel.org/r/CAFjuqNi+knSb9WVQOahCVFyxsiqoGgwoM7Z1aqDBebNzp_-jYw@mail.gmail.com/
> > > [2] https://lore.kernel.org/r/20191021160952.GA229204@google.com/
> >
> > I guess this problem is still unfixed? I hate the fact that we broke
> > something that used to work.
> >
> > Maybe we need some sort of DMI check in ricoh_mmc_fixup_rl5c476() so
> > we skip it for Toughbooks? Or maybe we limit the quirk to the
> > machines where it was originally needed?
>
> Both options seems reasonable to me. Do you have time to put
> together a patch?

I don't really have time, and I'm not sure which way is best. In
general I like to avoid quirks, so I would lean toward applying the
quirk only on the machines that we know need it. But I'm not sure how
to identify those.

Bjorn

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