[PATCH v7 4/5] PCI: add PCI controller for keystone PCIe h/w

Murali Karicheri m-karicheri2 at ti.com
Wed Jul 30 12:34:44 PDT 2014

On 07/23/2014 01:42 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 05:52:00PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> If there is a hardware defect, a PCI quirk is a reasonable way to work
>> around it, since that's the main purpose of quirks.  fixup_mpss_256()
>> is an example of something that sounds superficially similar.
> It was my suggestion to engage the PCI-E tuning code. By my
> understanding the HW bug is that read response segmentation at the
> host bridge does not work - so all read requests from any downstream
> device must have responses that fit within a single packet.

In the case of Keystone PCI, when I set the MRSS to 256 in the EP, PCI 
controller is able to function properly. Keystone spec says.

• Maximum outbound payload size of 128 bytes
• Maximum inbound payload size of 256 bytes
• Maximum remote read request size of 256 bytes

I am interpreting the "Maximum remote read request size" to indicate it 
can's handle if it exceeds the limit. It has an outbound payload size of 
128 bytes. So in this case a read request would results in 2 completion 
packets. So it seems to be able to segment up to maximum 256 bytes of 
read request. Where do I find the requirement in PCI spec that "read 
response segmentation at the host bridge does not work" ?

> This is completely against how the spec envisions things working,
> segmentation is a mandatory function. As you point out there is no
> parameter bounding the maximum read request size that a completer will
> accept.
> So, the only fix is that every downstream device must always have a
> MRSS set to less than the MPS of the host bridge.

Why this can't be the default behavior in the PCI core? Any cons?

> Which means the tuning code must be involved somehow, as that code
> controls the MRSS of unrelated devices...
> Regards,
> Jason

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