[PATCH 10/14] PCI: tegra: Move PCIe driver to drivers/pci/host

Andrew Murray andrew.murray at arm.com
Mon Jan 14 04:57:07 EST 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 09:58:06AM +0000, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 09:12:25PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Saturday 12 January 2013, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > > I already hinted at that in one of the other subthreads. Having such a
> > > > multiplex would also allow the driver to be built as a module. I had
> > > > already thought about this when I was working on an earlier version of
> > > > these patches. Basically these would be two ops attached to the host
> > > > bridge, and the generic arch_setup_msi_irq() could then look that up
> > > > given the struct pci_dev that is passed to it and call this new per-
> > > > host bridge .setup_msi_irq().
> > > 
> > > struct pci_ops looks like a good place to put these. They'll be
> > > available from each struct pci_bus, so should be easy to call from
> > > arch_setup_msi_irq().
> > > 
> > > Any objections?
> > > 
> > 
> > struct pci_ops has a long history of being specifically about
> > config space read/write operations, so on the one hand it does
> > not feel like the right place to put interrupt specific operations,
> > but on the other hand, the name sounds appropriate and I cannot
> > think of any other place to put this, so it's fine with me.
> > 
> > The only alternative I can think of is to introduce a new
> > structure next to it in struct pci_bus, but that feels a bit
> > pointless. Maybe Bjorn has a preference one way or the other.
> The name pci_ops is certainly generic enough. Also the comment above the
> structure declaration says "Low-level architecture-dependent routines",
> which applies to the MSI functions as well.

I've previously looked into this. It seems that architectures handle this
in different ways, some use vector tables, others use a multiplex and others
just let the end user implement the callback directly.

I've made an attempt to find a more common way. Though my implementation, which
I will try to share later today for reference provides a registration function
in drivers/pci/msi.c to provide implementations of the
(setup|teardown)_msi_irq(s) ops. This seems slightly better than the current
approach and doesn't break existing users - but is still ugly.

At present the PCI and MSI frameworks are largely uncoupled from each other and
so I was keen to not pollute PCI structures (e.g. pci_ops) with MSI ops. Just
because most PCI host bridges also provide MSI support I don't think there is a
reason why they should always come as a pair or be provided by the same chip.

Perhaps the solution is to support MSI controller drivers and a means to
associate them with PCI host controller drivers?

Andrew Murray

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