[PATCH] PCI: ACPI: Fix ThunderX PEM initialization

Bjorn Helgaas helgaas at kernel.org
Tue Mar 21 10:45:21 PDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 03:17:17PM +0100, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> Hi Bjorn,
> On 21.03.2017 14:47, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> >On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 07:38:07AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> >>On 03/16/2017 12:25 PM, David Daney wrote:
> >>>On 03/16/2017 07:32 AM, Jon Masters wrote:
> >>
> >>>>>Yes, it is now contains "CAVxxx" as _HID for device config object.
> >>>>
> >>>>Which is different from the version that was merged into upstream. That
> >>>>should never have happened. It will never happen again. I have spent some
> >>>>time over the past few days ensuring folks understand that I will not
> >>>>allow a repeat of this to occur the next time around. We will have
> >>>>platforms that are bulletproof and supported by upstream with any
> >>>>errata fixes in a very carefully controlled manner. There will
> >>>>under no circumstances ever be a situation like this again.
> >>>
> >>>We are still evaluating the merits of registering the values that appeared
> >>>in v4.10, and not changing them.  We should know more in a couple of days.
> >>
> >>Thanks David. What was the verdict? (for the public record). If we need to
> >>get a change into upstream, let's get that teed up before 4.12 merge.
> >>
> >>And for other folks following along with this thread: I'm not just picking
> >>on Cavium here. I'll be doing the same with *every* ARM server SoC company
> >>as necessary over the coming months. We are going to have militantly
> >>compliant standards adherence in this industry and every ARM server SoC is
> >>going to "just work" with an upstream Linux kernel with an ACPI enabled
> >>platform. This will be so utterly clean and boring it'll be amazing.
> >
> >Thanks for keeping on top of this, Jon.  I agree, we should not be
> >using unregistered vendor prefixes, e.g., the "THRX" added by
> >44f22bd91e88 ("PCI: Add MCFG quirks for Cavium ThunderX pass2.x host
> >controller").  I'm sorry I merged that without doing the due
> >diligence.
> Honestly, it is me who is responsible for this since I submitted the patch.
> >
> >I suspect the resolution will be to register "THRX".  If that doesn't
> >happen, I'll propose reverting 44f22bd91e88, not because I want to
> >break things, but only because I'm not personally in a position to do
> >anything smarter.  So please propose a better solution that fits
> >within the ACPI _HID/_CID model :)
> I already submitted the patch to fix this. Please see:
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/739042/

Applied, thanks!  Glad to have this cleared up!


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