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SubjectRe: [PATCH V1] PCI: designware-ep: Fix DBI access before core init
On Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 8:50 AM Manivannan Sadhasivam
<manivannan.sadhasivam@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 05:44:04PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > [+cc Xiaowei (author of 6bfc9c3a2c70), Hou (author of 8bcca2658558)]
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 05:56:28PM +0530, Vidya Sagar wrote:
> > > On 7/28/2022 3:44 AM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 09:31:33AM +0530, Vidya Sagar wrote:
> > > > > Platforms that cannot support their core initialization without the
> > > > > reference clock from the host, implement the feature 'core_init_notifier'
> > > > > to indicate the DesignWare sub-system about when their core is getting
> > > > > initialized. Any accesses to the core (Ex:- DBI) would result in system
> > > > > hang in such systems (Ex:- tegra194). This patch moves any access to the
> > > > > core to dw_pcie_ep_init_complete() API which is effectively called only
> > > > > after the core initialization.

> > 6) What's going on with the CORE_INIT and LINK_UP notifiers?
> > dw_pcie_ep_init_notify() is only called by qcom and tegra.
> > dw_pcie_ep_linkup() is only called by dra7xx, qcom, and tegra.
> > As far as I can tell, nobody at all registers to handle those
> > events except a test. I think it's pointless to have that code
> > if nobody uses it.
> >
>
> I have submitted an actual driver that makes use of these notifiers:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20220502060611.58987-9-manivannan.sadhasivam@linaro.org/

Notifiers aren't the best interface in the kernel. I think they are
best used if there's no real linkage between the sender and receiver.
For an EPC and EPF that's a fixed interface, so define a proper
interface.

Rob

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