[PATCH] PCI: mvebu: Don't try to add an MBus window that already exists

Stefan Roese sr at denx.de
Mon Jun 20 06:42:26 PDT 2016

Hi Bjorn, Hi Thomas,

On 18.06.2016 01:46, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 07:57:34AM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
>> Hi Thomas,
>> On 02.06.2016 15:18, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>>> On Thu,  2 Jun 2016 14:52:47 +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
>>>> Add a check to mvebu_pcie_add_windows() to detect, if an MBus window is
>>>> already configured. If this is the case (base address, size, target and
>>>> attribute are identical), then this window is not created. This fixes
>>>> a problem I'm currently seeing on a custom Armada XP based board, which
>>>> generates this error upon PCI rescanning (in this case via sysfs):
>>>> $ echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan
>>>> mvebu_mbus: cannot add window '4:e8', conflicts with another window
>>>> mvebu-pcie soc:pcie-controller: Could not create MBus window at [mem 0x9e000000-0x9e0fffff]: -22
>>> Thanks for the patch. I am not familiar with what happens during a PCI
>>> rescan, but shouldn't the MBus windows be deleted and then re-added?
>> It does not happen in this rescan case.
>>> The pci-mvebu driver deletes the MBus windows for a given PCI device
>>> when invalid memory base/limits are set in the emulated PCI bridge.
>>> Shouldn't this happen over a rescan?
>> I'm not sure what *should* happen upon rescan. But testing shows, that
>> no MBus window is removed upon rescan. I just tested what happens,
>> if the PCI devices are "removed" via sysfs. And this also does not
>> delete any of the MBus windows.
>>> If it doesn't, then the other question is whether the check you're
>>> adding should be done in the PCI driver or in the MBus driver.
>>> In commit b566e782be32145664d96ada3e389f17d32742e5, we already relaxed
>>> the checks done by the MBus driver, and since this commit we allow
>>> different windows to have the same target/attribute.
>>> Should the MBus driver also allow re-creating a	window that
>>> already exists, if all its properties are the same?
>> This sounds like a good idea to me. To move this detection / decision
>> one layer up. So that it will work for other drivers using this
>> MBus interface as well.
> I don't know how you want to solve it, but it definitely should be
> safe to write the bridge window registers multiple times, either with
> the same values, a new invalid base/limit pair, or a new valid
> base/limit pair.
> A complete emulation should handle all those, including disposing of
> an old valid window and replacing it with a new, different, valid
> window.
> And of course, it should handle individual 16-bit writes for the
> base/limit of the 32-bit windows.

So this patch under discussion allows the re-creation of the identical
MBus window (a Marvell special internal bus). Which is a result of a
PCI re-scan with unchanged PCIe devices.

For a "complete emulation" as mentioned above, we would need to
remove all MBus windows matching the target and attribute for this
PCIe port and lane. This is usually one window - I can't currently
think of a situation with multiple MBus windows with the same
properties here.

Thomas, should I go this way and rework this patch to first remove
the MBus window(s) and then create the new one? Or what is your
preferred solution here?


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