[PATCH v2 19/27] pci: PCIe driver for Marvell Armada 370/XP systems

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Jan 31 15:46:22 EST 2013

On Thursday 31 January 2013, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> Thinking about this some more, which of these methods to choose is
> going to be dictated by what the Marvell HW does.
> Since the IO space in the TLP is a full 32 bits, it matters what 32
> bit value the HW PCI core places in the IO Rd/Wr transaction. This
> value must match the value given to the Linux PCI core for resource
> allocation, because it must be correctly programmed by Linux into the
> downstream BARs/bridge windows.
> So there are probably two choices for what the HW does, given a MBUS
> window of 0xDEAD0000 -> 0xDEADFFFF set for IO, a read from physical
> address 0xDEAD0000 produces a IO Rd TLP with either '0x00000000' or
> '0xDEAD0000' in the address field.
> If it is 0xDEAD0000, then Thomas has to keep what he has now, you
> can't mess with this address. Verify that the full 32 bit address
> exactly matching the MBUS window address is written to the PCI-PCI
> bridge IO base/limit registers.

If you do this, you break all sorts of expectations in the kernel and
I guess you'd have to set the io_offset value of that bus to 0x21530000
in order to make Linux I/O port 0 go to the first byte of the window
and come out as 0xDEAD0000 on the bus, but you still won't be able to
use legacy devices with hardcoded I/O port numbers.

> If it is 0x00000000 then the mmap scheme I outlined before must be
> used, and verify that only 0->0xFFFF is written to the PCI-PCI bridge
> IO base/limit registers..

For the primary bus, yes, but there are still two options for the
second one: you can either start at 0 again or you can continue
at 0x10000 as we do for mv78xx0 and kirkwood for instance. Both
approaches probably have their merit.


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