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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] powerpc/pci: unmap legacy INTx interrupts when a PHB is removed

On 23/09/2020 17:06, Cédric Le Goater wrote:
> On 9/23/20 2:33 AM, Qian Cai wrote:
>> On Fri, 2020-08-07 at 12:18 +0200, Cédric Le Goater wrote:
>>> When a passthrough IO adapter is removed from a pseries machine using
>>> hash MMU and the XIVE interrupt mode, the POWER hypervisor expects the
>>> guest OS to clear all page table entries related to the adapter. If
>>> some are still present, the RTAS call which isolates the PCI slot
>>> returns error 9001 "valid outstanding translations" and the removal of
>>> the IO adapter fails. This is because when the PHBs are scanned, Linux
>>> maps automatically the INTx interrupts in the Linux interrupt number
>>> space but these are never removed.
>>> To solve this problem, we introduce a PPC platform specific
>>> pcibios_remove_bus() routine which clears all interrupt mappings when
>>> the bus is removed. This also clears the associated page table entries
>>> of the ESB pages when using XIVE.
>>> For this purpose, we record the logical interrupt numbers of the
>>> mapped interrupt under the PHB structure and let pcibios_remove_bus()
>>> do the clean up.
>>> Since some PCI adapters, like GPUs, use the "interrupt-map" property
>>> to describe interrupt mappings other than the legacy INTx interrupts,
>>> we can not restrict the size of the mapping array to PCI_NUM_INTX. The
>>> number of interrupt mappings is computed from the "interrupt-map"
>>> property and the mapping array is allocated accordingly.
>>> Cc: "Oliver O'Halloran" <>
>>> Cc: Alexey Kardashevskiy <>
>>> Signed-off-by: Cédric Le Goater <>
>> Some syscall fuzzing will trigger this on POWER9 NV where the traces pointed to
>> this patch.
>> .config:
> OK. The patch is missing a NULL assignement after kfree() and that
> might be the issue.
> I did try PHB removal under PowerNV, so I would like to understand
> how we managed to remove twice the PCI bus and possibly reproduce.
> Any chance we could grab what the syscall fuzzer (syzkaller) did ?

My guess would be it is doing this in parallel to provoke races.


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