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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] driver core: Fix handling of fw_devlink=permissive
On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:18:01PM -0700, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:43 PM Marek Szyprowski
> <m.szyprowski@samsung.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 2020-03-31 04:28, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> > > When commit 8375e74f2bca ("driver core: Add fw_devlink kernel
> > > commandline option") added fw_devlink, it didn't implement "permissive"
> > > mode correctly.
> > >
> > > That commit got the device links flags correct to make sure unprobed
> > > suppliers don't block the probing of a consumer. However, if a consumer
> > > is waiting for mandatory suppliers to register, that could still block a
> > > consumer from probing.
> > >
> > > This commit fixes that by making sure in permissive mode, all suppliers
> > > to a consumer are treated as a optional suppliers. So, even if a
> > > consumer is waiting for suppliers to register and link itself (using the
> > > DL_FLAG_SYNC_STATE_ONLY flag) to the supplier, the consumer is never
> > > blocked from probing.
> > >
> > > Fixes: 8375e74f2bca ("driver core: Add fw_devlink kernel commandline option")
> > > Reported-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@samsung.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com>
> > > ---
> > > Hi Marek,
> > >
> > > If you pull in this patch and then add back in my patch that created the
> > > boot problem for you, can you see if that fixes the boot issue for you?
> >
> > Indeed, this fixes booting on my Raspberry Pi3/4 boards with linux
> > next-20200327. Thanks! :)
>
> Hi Marek,
>
> Thanks for testing, but I'm not able to find the tag next-20200327. I
> can only find next-20200326 and next-20200330. I was just trying to
> make sure that next-20200327 doesn't have the revert Greg did. I'm
> guessing you meant next-20200326?
>
> > Tested-by: Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@samsung.com>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Greg,
>
> Can you pull in my fix and then revert the revert?

After 5.7-rc1 is out I will, thanks.

greg k-h

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