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SubjectRe: Boot failure on gru-scarlet-inx with 5.9-rc2
On 2020-08-31 08:18, Samuel Dionne-Riel wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 10:41:42 +0100
> Marc Zyngier <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Could you try replacing the problematic patch with [1], and let me
>> know whether this changes anything on your end? This patch probably
>> isn't the right approach, but it would certainly help pointing me
>> in the right direction.
>> [1]
> Following through a bisect session to figure out why the Wi-Fi broke
> between 5.8 and 5.9-rc1, I figured out something that you might have in
> mind already.
> It seems that anything that makes of_bus_pci_match return true will
> cause this to happen. This is why your initial fix also fails.
> I believe my understanding is right since applying the following on top
> of 5.9-rc1 also produces the same result.
> --- a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3399.dtsi
> +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3399.dtsi
> @@ -227,6 +227,7 @@ dmac_peri: dma-controller@ff6e0000 {
> };
> pcie0: pcie@f8000000 {
> + device_type = "pci";
> compatible = "rockchip,rk3399-pcie";
> reg = <0x0 0xf8000000 0x0 0x2000000>,
> <0x0 0xfd000000 0x0 0x1000000>;
> This was found out since the Wi-Fi pci-based ath10k Wi-Fi broke, with
> 2f96593ecc37e98bf99525f0629128080533867f, which changes stuff around
> pci bus... things...
> Am I understanding right that your fix(es) were related to the change
> set where the commit is found?
> My intuition is that the commit causing the boot issue could be related
> to changes with PCI or PCIe subsystems, and that your fix for
> of_bus_pci_match is a red herring, that only surfaced the existing
> issue.
> This is backed by applying the previous dts patch on top of 2f96593e,
> and having Wi-Fi work. I would assume that between that commit and
> 5.9-rc1 there is a commit that causes the complete failure to boot,
> which is unrelated to the first identified commit on 5.9-rc2.

Ah, so actually anything that *enables pcie* kills your system.
Great investigative work!

> And backed by a further bisection with this that points to
> d84c572de1a360501d2e439ac632126f5facf59d being the actual change that
> causes the tablet to fail to boot, as long as the pcie0 node is
> identified as pci properly.
> I am unsure if I should add as a Cc everyone involved in that change
> set, though the author (coincidentally) is already in the original list
> of recipients.

I've deliberately moved Rob from Cc to To... ;-)

> Any additional thoughts from this additional information?

What you could do is to start looking at which of the pci_is_root_bus()
changes breaks PCIe on this system. The fact that it breaks on your
system and not on mine is a bit puzzling.


Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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