Re: [PATCH 1/3] PCI: Rework default handling of suspend and resume

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Sat Dec 06 2008 - 16:25:33 EST

On Saturday, 6 of December 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Dec 2008, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >
> > So, to fix the issue at hand, I'd like the $subject patch to go first. Then,
> > there is a major update of the new framework waiting for .29 in the Greg's
> > tree (that's the main reason why nobody uses it so far, BTW) and I'd really
> > prefer it to go next. After it's been merged, I'm going to add the mandatory
> > suspend-resume things (save state and go to a low power state on suspend,
> > restore state on resume) to the new framework in a separete patch.
> >
> > Is this plan acceptable?
> Sounds good to me. And assuming Jesse/Greg are all aboard, I'll just wait
> for the pull requests from Jesse and Greg.
> The only thing I'll do right now is to send off my "print out ICH6+
> LPC resources" patch again to Jesse, with a changelog etc. It can probably
> go in as-is (it really just adds printk's), but since it didn't matter
> anyway we migth as well just do it as a PCI thing for 2.6.29 too.
> On a similar note, I wonder what we should do about the whole "transparent
> bridge resource allocation" thing. It also didn't end up really mattering,
> even if it apparently made a difference for Frans. The question is just
> whether we would be better off with IO windows for transparent buses (the
> way we try to set things up now), or with a simpler PCI resource tree that
> just takes advantage of the transparency.
> The bridge windows _may_ result in better PCI throughput behind such a
> bridge, so there is some argument for keeping them. On the other hand,
> transparent bridges aren't generally for high-performance stuff anyway,
> and one advantage of the transparency is the flexibility it allows (ie we
> don't _need_ to set up the static bridging windows).

The static bridging windows help understand the system topology a bit IMO,
because you can just look at /proc/iomem and see what resources are
behind the bridge.

> I dunno. I wonder what Windows does. Following Windows in areas like this
> tends to have the advantage that it's what the firmware and the hardware
> has generally been tested with most. At the same time, I'm not sure this
> is necessarily a very bug-prone area for either firmware or hardware. If
> there's actual bridge bugs wrt the windows, I suspect such a bridge would
> be broken enough to be unusable regardless.

I think Intel people should be able to find out what Windows does in this

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