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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] PCI: Introduce flag for detached virtual functions

On 8/13/20 11:59 AM, Oliver O'Halloran wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM Niklas Schnelle <> wrote:
>> On 8/13/20 3:55 AM, Oliver O'Halloran wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 5:21 AM Matthew Rosato <> wrote:
>>>> *snip*
>>>> diff --git a/arch/s390/pci/pci.c b/arch/s390/pci/pci.c
>>>> index 3902c9f..04ac76d 100644
>>>> --- a/arch/s390/pci/pci.c
>>>> +++ b/arch/s390/pci/pci.c
>>>> @@ -581,6 +581,14 @@ int pcibios_enable_device(struct pci_dev *pdev, int mask)
>>>> {
>>>> struct zpci_dev *zdev = to_zpci(pdev);
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * If we have a VF on a non-multifunction bus, it must be a VF that is
>>>> + * detached from its parent PF. We rely on firmware emulation to
>>>> + * provide underlying PF details.
>>>> + */
>>>> + if (zdev->vfn && !zdev->zbus->multifunction)
>>>> + pdev->detached_vf = 1;
>>> The enable hook seems like it's a bit too late for this sort of
>>> screwing around with the pci_dev. Anything in the setup path that
>>> looks at ->detached_vf would see it cleared while anything that looks
>>> after the device is enabled will see it set. Can this go into
>>> pcibios_add_device() or a fixup instead?
>> This particular check could go into pcibios_add_device() yes.
>> We're also currently working on a slight rework of how
>> we establish the VF to parent PF linking including the sysfs
>> part of that. The latter sadly can only go after the sysfs
>> for the virtfn has been created and that only happens
>> after all fixups. We would like to do both together because
>> the latter sets pdev->is_virtfn which I think is closely related.
>> I was thinking of starting another discussion
>> about adding a hook that is executed just after the sysfs entries
>> for the PCI device are created but haven't yet.
> if all you need is sysfs then pcibios_bus_add_device() or a bus
> notifier should work

So this might go a bit off track but the problem is that
on s390 a VF can be disabled and reenabled with disable_slot()/enable_slot().
In this case pcibios_bus_add_device() is not called again but
the PF/VF link needs to be reestablished.

>> That said pcibios_enable_device() is called before drivers
>> like vfio-pci are enabled
> Hmm, is that an s390 thing? I was under the impression that drivers
> handled enabling the device rather than assuming the platform did it
> for them. Granted it's usually one of the first things a driver does,
> but there's still scope for surprising behaviour.

No you're absolutely right I formulated this wrong, pcibios_enable_device()
is called by the drivers but before they can really use the device.

But yes I'm not super happy with this either and I
agree for this patch series we should move the check to pcibios_add_device()
and thinking about it more I think I'll really have to find a better
place for our linking as well, pcibios_enable_device() does work
nicely in practice buy it indeed poses room for surprising behavior.

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