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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/22] PCI: Iterate pci host bridge instead of pci root bus
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
>> Maybe. I'd rather not introduce for_each_pci_host_bridge() at all, if
>> we can avoid it. Every place it's used is a place we have to audit to
>> make sure it's safe. I think your audit above is correct and
>> complete, but it relies on way too much architecture knowledge. It's
>> better if we can deduce correctness without knowing which arches
>> support hotplug and which CPUs support EDAC.
>> As soon as for_each_pci_host_bridge() is in the tree, those uses can
>> be copied to even more places. It's a macro, so it's usable by any
>> module, even out-of-tree ones that we'll never see and can't fix. So
>> we won't really have a good way to deprecate and remove it.
> Now we only have two references in modules.
> drivers/edac/i7core_edac.c: for_each_pci_host_bridge(host_bridge) {
> drivers/pci/hotplug/sgi_hotplug.c: for_each_pci_host_bridge(host_bridge) {
> for the sgi_hotplug.c, it should be same problem that have for acpiphp
> and pciehp.
> need to make it support pci host bridge hotplug anyway.
> for edac, we need to check Mauro about their plan.
> After those two are addressed, we can drop that EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for
> pci_get_next_host_bridge.
> We do have pci_get_domain_bus_and_slot() as export symbol.
> So we export pci_get_next_host_bridge should be ok now.
> and it would be better than export root buses list.

I think you're missing the point.

Search the tree for uses of "for_each_pci_dev()." Almost every
occurrence is a bug because that code doesn't work correctly for
hot-added devices. That code gets run for devices that are present at
boot, but not for devices hot-added later.

You're proposing to add "for_each_pci_host_bridge()." That will have
the exact same problem as for_each_pci_dev() already does. Code that
uses it will work for host bridges present at boot, but not for
bridges hot-added later.

Why would we want to add an interface when every use of that interface
will be a design bug? I think we should fix the existing users of
pci_root_buses by changing their designs so they will work correctly
with host bridge hotplug.


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