[PATCH v6 22/22] of/platform: Defer probes of registered devices
scottwood at freescale.com
Thu Oct 22 09:51:52 AEDT 2015
On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 08:44 -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 12:54 AM, Scott Wood <scottwood at freescale.com>
> > On Mon, 2015-09-21 at 16:03 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> > > Instead of trying to match and probe platform and AMBA devices right
> > > after each is registered, delay their probes until device_initcall_sync.
> > >
> > > This means that devices will start probing once all built-in drivers
> > > have registered, and after all platform and AMBA devices from the DT
> > > have been registered already.
> > >
> > > This allows us to prevent deferred probes by probing dependencies on
> > > demand.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu.vizoso at collabora.com>
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Changes in v4:
> > > - Also defer probes of AMBA devices registered from the DT as they can
> > > also request resources.
> > >
> > > drivers/of/platform.c | 11 ++++++++---
> > > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > This breaks arch/powerpc/sysdev/fsl_pci.c. The PCI bus is an OF platform
> > device, and it must be probed before pcibios_init() which is a
> > subsys_initcall(), or else the PCI bus never gets scanned.
> Thanks for the report. This is probably getting dropped, but it could
> be disabled for PPC.
I don't think that adding another arbitrary arch difference would be the
> Any plans to fix this and make PCI hosts hotplugable? For the scanning
> part, generally the host controller drivers are responsible for
> scanning their bus now.
Scanning from the host controller driver seems like a reasonable goal, though
it'd take a bit of digging to extract whatever other things fsl_pci may
depend on from the common PPC PCI code, in particular the various things that
pcibios_resource_survey() does after all PCI buses have been scanned.
There's also check_swiotlb_enabled(), another subsys_initcall, which frees
the swiotlb memory if ppc_swiotlb_enable hasn't been set. The PCI host
controller probe sets ppc_swiotlb_enable if it wasn't able to create an
inbound mapping for all RAM. Even if we were to change that to a later
initcall, there's nothing later than late_initcall that we could use.
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