[PATCH v2 09/10] RapidIO: Add support for IDT CPS Gen2 switches

Anderson, Trevor tanderson at curtisswright.com
Thu Sep 16 04:27:02 EST 2010

Keep it in please. We lurkers in the embedded community do use the per-port routing tables.
One of the problems with SRIO switch tables is that access to routes is not atomic; we can use
restricted access to per-port routing tables to reduce the risk of interference. And we still use
the Global table during enumeration.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxppc-dev-bounces+tanderson=curtisswright.com at lists.ozlabs.org [mailto:linuxppc-dev-
> bounces+tanderson=curtisswright.com at lists.ozlabs.org] On Behalf Of Bounine, Alexandre
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:31 AM
> To: Andrew Morton
> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org; Thomas Moll; linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
> Subject: RE: [PATCH v2 09/10] RapidIO: Add support for IDT CPS Gen2 switches
> Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > The handling of `table' is strange.  One would expect the caller of
> > this function to provide the correct table index, and for the caller
> to
> > increment that index at an appropriate time.
> Handling of the 'table' parameter is hardware-dependent.
> RIO switches (at least all that I know) have a per-port routing tables
> (RT)
> which can be configured independently. The 'table' parameter is expected
> to match
> to the port number (or broadcast if GLOBAL).
> The route set/get routines in this file use the standard route setting
> registers
> defined by RapidIO spec, but switches have internal mapping into an
> individual
> port RT or broadcast capability into all port RTs.
> Unfortunately, this HW design uses index 0 as a broadcast option that
> offsets
> per-port RT numbering by +1 (port 0 == table index 1, etc.).
> > So I take a look around but cannot find any means by which
> > ->add_entry() is called with anything other than RIO_GLOBAL_TABLE.
> > Maybe I missed something.  Is this all dead code?
> The current RIO enumeration uses only the global routing table concept.
> In the past, I had a temptation to remove the 'table' parameter and make
> RT settings simpler. But now I see scenarios when per-port routing
> tables
> may be configured by usermode apps. This capability may be implemented
> through sysfs attributes (probably I have to add them to make standard).
> Example: system that uses dual-port endpoints which can be enumerated by
> the host through one RIO port (management) and have individual routes
> configured for the second port (data path).
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