[PATCH v11] PCI: Xilinx-NWL-PCIe: Added support for Xilinx NWL PCIe Host Controller

Marc Zyngier marc.zyngier at arm.com
Fri Dec 11 01:33:06 PST 2015

On 10/12/15 20:18, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> [+cc Marc for irq_dispose_mapping() question]

>>>> +		}
>>>> +	} while (status);
>>>> +
>>>> +	return retval;
>>>> +	for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
>>>> +		irq = irq_find_mapping(pcie->legacy_irq_domain, i + 1);
>>>> +		if (irq > 0)
>>>> +			irq_dispose_mapping(irq);
>>>> +	}
>>>> +	if (pcie->legacy_irq_domain)
>>>> +		irq_domain_remove(pcie->legacy_irq_domain);
>>> Something seems wrong here.  I don't know when irq_dispose_mapping() is
>>> required, but it's not used consistently in drivers/pci, and it should be.
>>> Currently, only pci-tegra.c, pcie-xilinx.c, and this new driver use it.  Tegra uses
>>> it only for MSIs, and Xilinx seems to use it for both MSIs and INTx.  What's
>>> right?
>> Its not related to MSI or INTx, its related to domain, for freeing irq descriptor associated with irq.
> So are you saying that other drivers in drivers/pci/host should be
> using irq_dispose_mapping(), but they aren't?
> Marc, can you chime in here?

This indeed looks like be a bug in most drivers. Having a mapping left
when freeing the domain has a couple of side effects:
- We leak virtual interrupt numbers
- If the domain is backed by a radix tree, we leak the tree as well (but
irq_domain_remove will shout if that's the case).

So I think using irq_dispose_mapping is the right thing to do, and that
we should fix the other drivers (and maybe provide a convenient helper
to that effect).

I'll try to come up with something.


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