[PATCH 1/1] powerpc: Add powerpc PCI-E reset API implementation

Linas Vepstas linas at austin.ibm.com
Sat Apr 7 06:30:32 EST 2007

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 02:19:04PM -0500, Brian King wrote:
> Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 09:07:04AM -0500, Brian King wrote:
> >> +	switch (state) {
> >> +	case pci_reset_normal:
> >> +		rtas_pci_slot_reset(pdn, 0);
> > 
> > I find this naming confusing. rtas_pci_slot_reset(pdn, 0),
> > for PCI ad PCI-X means "deassert the reset"; it does not 
> > mean "do a normal reset".
> Normal refers to the reset state of the slot, not the type of reset.
> I'm happy to change it if that would be less confusing.

Hmm. Well, then, can I get you to change it to "pcie_deassert_reset"?

> >> +	case pci_reset_pcie_hot_reset:

and while we're at it, shorten this to "pcie_hot_reset"

> >> +	case pci_reset_pcie_warm_reset:


> Correct. This is a PCI-E only API. 

which is why I suggest the shortened names.

> I don't think we want to be
> supporting an API that allows asserting reset on a potentially
> shared PCI bus.

Actually, we very nearly do so already.  The "pci error recovery" API 
does define a way of coordinating a pending reset to be delivered 
to multiple PCI functions or multiple PCI cards.  What's missing 
is an external, public API for triggering the thing; right now, 
its only triggered by the hardware and handled by static, private 

> >> +	return 0;
> > 
> > I notice that you do no error checking. I recently wrapped 
> > rtas_set_slot_reset() to wait for slot status to settle down 
> > before reporting success or failure of the reset. 
> I didn't do any error checking because there was no error checking
> in __rtas_set_slot_reset either. 

Yeah, its a new function: "eeh_wait_for_slot_status", its public,
but cleary very arch dependent. Just FYI, I don't think you'd want
to use it.

> > Although the PAPR maps 1 to hot reset, and 3 to #PERST, I always
> > had the impression that they managed to reverse meaing of these two
> The device may respond just fine to config cycles after a failed "3", but
> still not actually be in a healthy state. As a corollary, with this particular
> ipr adapter a hot reset appears to work from a pci config access perspective,
> but the adapter firmware ends up in a bad state since the adapter's processor
> does not get reset. Its not clear would don't have adapters that have issues
> in the other direction.

Yes... we had this conversation once before, didn't we?  The ugliness of
it all made me scurry away to some other task. 


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