[PATCH v2 3/3] PCI: ARM: add support for generic PCI host controller

Bjorn Helgaas bhelgaas at google.com
Wed Feb 19 17:18:39 EST 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 February 2014 14:33:54 Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
>> > On Wednesday 19 February 2014 13:18:24 Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > Right, this is an interesting case indeed, and I think we haven't
>> >> > considered it in the binding so far. We already encode a "bus-range"
>> >> > in DT, so we can easily partition the ECAM config space, but it
>> >> > still violates one of the two assumptions:
>> >> > a) that the register ranges for the two host bridge devices are
>> >> >    non-overlapping in DT
>> >> > b) that the ECAM register range as specified in DT starts at bus
>> >> >    0 and is a power-of-two size.
>> >> > Since the binding is not fixed that, we could change the definition to
>> >> > say that the ECAM register range in the "reg" property must match
>> >> > the buses listed in the "bus-range" property.
>> >>
>> >> Addresses in the ACPI MCFG table correspond to bus number 0, but the
>> >> MCFG also provides start & end bus numbers, so the valid range does
>> >> not necessarily start with bus 0 and need not be power-of-two in size.
>> >>  Something similar sounds like a good idea for DT.
>> >
>> > Hmm, we'll have to think about that. From a DT perspective, we try
>> > to keep things local to the node using it, so listing only the
>> > registers we are allowed to access is more natural.
>> The combination of MCFG base address for bus 00 and the bus number
>> range from _CRS, plus the obvious offset computation does effectively
>> describe the registers you're allowed to access; it's just up to the
>> OS to compute the offsets.
> That's not what I meant. The 'reg' property is supposed to list the
> registers that are exclusively owned by the device. We normally
> expect that we want to request_mem_region() and ioremap() the entire
> range for each device, which doesn't make sense if we only want a
> small part of it, or if another device owns the same registers.

Oh, right, that makes good sense.  The ACPI approach means we have to
have special-case code for that; it can't be handled by
request_mem_region() in a generic _CRS parser.


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