[PATCH 1/2] powerpc/powernv: clear the refcount for pci_dev on powernv platform

Wei Yang weiyang at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Apr 22 17:44:37 EST 2014

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 09:34:23AM +1000, Gavin Shan wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:25:18AM +0800, Wei Yang wrote:
>>When pcibios_remove_pci_devices() is removing pci devices, it will release
>>pci device respectively. When the refcount of the device is 0, the pci_dev
>>structure will be destroyed.
>>On PowerNV platform, the pci_dev will not be destroyed since the refcount is
>>not 0.
>Richard, the above description is true. However, it's not relevant to the
>issue (backtrace). I don't quite understand the scenario you had. You're
>doing hotplug on VFs or PF? I guess it would be full-hotplug instead of
>partial hotplug.

I am doing hotplug on PF.

>It seems that the IOMMU group wasn't detached correctly and then we tried
>to attach it again. Or the IOMMU group was attached for towice? :-)

Did more tests and find it is a little out of expectation. The conclusion is:
1. The iommu group is detached correctly, 
2. The iommu group is attached three times
3. The warning is cleared based on the first patch instead of this one.

The three times to attach the iommu_group is:

       set_iommu_table_base_and_group   <- 1st time, fail
       tce_iommu_bus_notifier           <- 2nd time, succees
       pcibios_setup_bus_devices        <- 3rd time, re-attach

The error in patch 1 happens at the first time, since the dev->kobj->sd is not
The warning in patch 2 happens at the 3rd time, since iommu group is already
attached in the 2nd time.

So this patch(the 2nd one) doesn't contribute to clear the warning and error.
Only the first patch did it. Please ignore this one.

>The IOMMU group is expected to be detached like this, please investigate
>for more why it wasn't detached correctly.

>static void pci_destroy_dev(struct pci_dev *dev)
>        if (!dev->dev.kobj.parent)
>                return;
>        device_del(&dev->dev);              /* It's calling iommu_del_device() */
>        down_write(&pci_bus_sem);
>        list_del(&dev->bus_list);
>        up_write(&pci_bus_sem);
>        pci_free_resources(dev);
>        put_device(&dev->dev);		    /* It's calling pcibios_release_device() */

Richard Yang
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