[PATCHv2 3/3] ppc64: implemented pcibios_get_speed_cap_mask

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Mar 20 16:39:47 EST 2013

On Wed, 2013-03-20 at 02:24 -0300, Lucas Kannebley Tavares wrote:
> Implementation of a architecture-specific pcibios_get_speed_cap_mask.
> This implementation detects bus capabilities based on OF
> ibm,pcie-link-speed-stats property.

The problem with your approach is that it's not a runtime detection...

If the pseries machine is compiled into the kernel binary, it will
override pcibios_get_speed_cap_mask() using the device-tree, regardless
of whether the machine is currently booted on a pseries machine or not.

This wouldn't be a big problem if the pseries
pcibios_get_speed_cap_mask() was capable of doing a fallback to the
generic one if the device-tree property is absent but that isn't the

I think what you need to do is:

  - Make it so the generic one can be called by the override. This can
look a bit tricky but it's better that way. One way to do it is to have
the actual implementation be in a __pci_* variant called by the weak
pcibios_* variant

  - Move the powerpc on to arch/powerpc/kernel/pci-common.c and make
it call a ppc_md.pcibios_get_speed_cap_mask(). If the hook is absent
(NULL), make it call the generic one

  - pseries can then populate the hook in ppc_md. with its custom


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