Re: [PATCH 01/24] PCI: Add iobusn_resource

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 13:55:15 EST

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> +struct resource iobusn_resource = {
>> +       .name   = "PCI busn",
>> +       .start  = 0,
>> +       .end    = 0xffffff,
>> +       .flags  = IORESOURCE_BUS,
>> +};
> I'm not sure this should be global.  iomem_resource and
> ioport_resource *are* really global, because they refer to processor
> address space that is the same for everybody.  But PCI bus numbers are
> specific to PCI.  Some machines don't have PCI at all, and there are
> different bus architectures to which this doesn't apply.

that does not hurt them.

> The 0-0xffffff range is misleading because it includes both the domain
> and the bus number, and it's meaningless to allocate ranges that cross
> domain boundaries.  For example, [bus 0x0000f0-0x000120] includes bus
> numbers from domain 0000 and domain 0001, which doesn't make any sense
> because a bus can only be in one domain.

allocation code will make sure it will be cross the boundary for domain.

> I think it would make more sense to keep this bus number resource in a
> per-host bridge structure.  Then we wouldn't need to include the
> domain number at all because the host bridge determines the domain.

not sure. insert the all busn_res of all peer root buses into one
global iobusn_resource
looks more simple.

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