Re: [PATCH] usb: enable pci MSI/MSIX in usb core

From: Alex,Shi
Date: Tue Feb 07 2012 - 20:29:52 EST

On Tue, 2012-02-07 at 14:13 -0800, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 09:27:43AM -0800, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> > I'm trying to track down an oops on my for-usb-linus queue that could
> > either be related to Alex's original MSI work around patch, or the patch
> > Oliver posted for working around PCI MMIO not being enabled fast enough.
> > I don't want to review this MSI improvement patch until I'm sure the
> > original MSI work around patch is stable.
> >
> > Alex, please give me time to debug bug fixes for 3.3 before pushing on
> > features for 3.4.
> Alex, your original MSI enabling patch simply does not work. The xHCI
> PCI driver was marked as const and the xHCI PCI probe function oopsed as
> soon as it tried to add HCD_MSI_FIRST to driver->flags. Please test all
> the patches in your patchsets individually to make sure they don't cause
> bugs, as this will break git-bisect. It's especially troublesome to not
> test a patch I've said will be needed for stable, since we really try
> not to break stable. </grumpy maintainer rant>

I am sorry for bring trouble on the patch.
But all my patches were tested with possible USB3 HCD in our site,
include a NEC device and the BIOS broken Intel panther point HCD.

[ 3.772513] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: can't derive routing for PCI INT A
[ 3.772515] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: PCI INT A: no GSI
[ 3.772552] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 3.772593] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 3.772602] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: xHCI Host Controller
[ 3.772639] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: new USB bus registered, assigned
bus number 1

Maybe some kernel configuration related with this oops?

> The oops brings up an interesting point. I think the reason the xHCI
> PCI driver structure is marked as const is because it's shared across
> all xHCI hosts in the system. Even if you remove the const keyword, you
> could be modifying the flags while another xHCI host controller is being
> initialized.
> I think PCI probe isn't run in parallel, but you could still have the
> case where the Intel Panther Point xHCI PCI probe runs first,
> HCD_MSI_FIRST gets added to the hcd driver flags, and then the PCI probe
> runs for a Fresco Logic add-in card that doesn't handle MSI, and the USB
> core doesn't attempt to allocate the legacy IRQ because HCD_MSI_FIRST is
> set. Then the Fresco Logic host controller will be left with no
> interrupt.

Yes, you are right here.
So, the first patch naturally have this problem. But my latest patch:
enable MSI in usb-core won't the problem. Because it direct skip the
Fresco Card for MSI, not get help from flags.

So, let's drop the previous 2 patches and using this latest one?
> Alan, is the hc_driver structure (xhci_pci_hc_driver) shared across all
> xHCI PCI hosts in the system?
> Sarah Sharp

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