[PATCH v6 22/22] of/platform: Defer probes of registered devices
tomeu.vizoso at collabora.com
Thu Oct 22 06:04:59 PDT 2015
On 22 October 2015 at 00:51, Scott Wood <scottwood at freescale.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 08:44 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 12:54 AM, Scott Wood <scottwood at freescale.com>
>> > On Mon, 2015-09-21 at 16:03 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> > > Instead of trying to match and probe platform and AMBA devices right
>> > > after each is registered, delay their probes until device_initcall_sync.
>> > >
>> > > This means that devices will start probing once all built-in drivers
>> > > have registered, and after all platform and AMBA devices from the DT
>> > > have been registered already.
>> > >
>> > > This allows us to prevent deferred probes by probing dependencies on
>> > > demand.
>> > >
>> > > Signed-off-by: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu.vizoso at collabora.com>
>> > > ---
>> > >
>> > > Changes in v4:
>> > > - Also defer probes of AMBA devices registered from the DT as they can
>> > > also request resources.
>> > >
>> > > drivers/of/platform.c | 11 ++++++++---
>> > > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>> > This breaks arch/powerpc/sysdev/fsl_pci.c. The PCI bus is an OF platform
>> > device, and it must be probed before pcibios_init() which is a
>> > subsys_initcall(), or else the PCI bus never gets scanned.
>> Thanks for the report. This is probably getting dropped, but it could
>> be disabled for PPC.
> I don't think that adding another arbitrary arch difference would be the
> right solution.
I think Rob meant temporarily disable it while things get fixed. At
least, I don't see any reason why PPC wouldn't benefit from this
>> Any plans to fix this and make PCI hosts hotplugable? For the scanning
>> part, generally the host controller drivers are responsible for
>> scanning their bus now.
> Scanning from the host controller driver seems like a reasonable goal, though
> it'd take a bit of digging to extract whatever other things fsl_pci may
> depend on from the common PPC PCI code, in particular the various things that
> pcibios_resource_survey() does after all PCI buses have been scanned.
> There's also check_swiotlb_enabled(), another subsys_initcall, which frees
> the swiotlb memory if ppc_swiotlb_enable hasn't been set. The PCI host
> controller probe sets ppc_swiotlb_enable if it wasn't able to create an
> inbound mapping for all RAM. Even if we were to change that to a later
> initcall, there's nothing later than late_initcall that we could use.
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