[PATCH v2 2/4] PCI: pci-host-generic: Fix lookup of linux,pci-probe-only property

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Mon Aug 17 19:01:32 AEST 2015

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 09:26:21PM +0100, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 05:40:51PM +0100, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> >> Do we need support for pci-probe-only in pci-host-generic at all?
> >> You're removing the use in amd-overdrive.dts, and there are no other
> >> DTs in the kernel tree that mention it.
> >>
> >> If we can live without it, that would be nice.  It seems like a relic from
> >> days when we couldn't reliably assign resources.  (I'm not saying we can do
> >> that reliably even today, but I'd rather make it reliable than turn it
> >> off.)
> >
> > Kvmtool certainly uses it (and generates its own DT, hence why you don't
> > see it in mainline). Not sure about qemu, though.
> Do you know why kvmtool wants probe-only?  Would something break if we
> didn't support probe-only?  I guess we'd be looking for a case where
> Linux assigns resources and that assignment doesn't work with kvmtool?

It's basically because the BARs aren't writable other than to find the
region size. It could fixed with a bit of pain, but it doesn't help older
kvmtools that do work with mainline today.


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