[PATCH] PCI: rockchip: check link status when validating device

Shawn Lin shawn.lin at rock-chips.com
Tue May 23 18:14:52 PDT 2017

Hi Brian,

在 2017/5/24 9:00, Brian Norris 写道:
> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 08:54:14AM +0800, Shawn Lin wrote:
>> 在 2017/5/24 2:00, Brian Norris 写道:
>>> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 02:58:27PM +0800, Shawn Lin wrote:
>>>> This patch checks the link status before reading and
>>>> writing configure space of devices attached to the RC.
>>>> If the link status is down, we shouldn't try to access
>>>> the devices.
>>> I'm curious, in what situations are you seeing the link down? In all the
>>> cases where I can manage to screw up my endpoint and see system aborts
>>> due to config accesses, this check still says the link is up. Presumably
>>> you have some test cases that benefit from this though.
> NB: Bjorn asked a similar question in a different form. The underlying
> concern though, is that this is racy.

yes, I saw that.

>> Of course. This patch doesn't prevent all these cases, for instance,
>> you do a memory read/write in the EP function driver, since it doesn't
>> call these two APIs at all.
> Of course. I'm only talking about config accesses.


>> The reason for me to added this check is that I saw a external abort
>> down to rockchip_pcie_rd_own_conf, of which I highly suspected was that
>> the link was re-init or total broken at that time.
> I've seen plenty of aborts in this function as well, but I've verified
> that the link was still reported "up" in all the cases I could reproduce.

I think it's reasonable as the link could be retrained automatically if
it's not totaly broken at all. Did you poweroff the endpoint and could
still pass this check?

> So, do you "suspect" or did you "prove"? e.g., log cases where this
> check actually helps?

I was powering off the devices and did a lspci, and saw the log cases
there. I will check this again.

> And to Bjorn's point: do you know *why* such cases were hit? That would
> help to understand if the cases you're worrying about are hopelessly
> racy, or if there's some way to ensure synchronization.
> Brian

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