[PATCH v2 2/2] powerpc/PCI: Disable MSI/MSI-X interrupts at PCI probe time in OF case

Michael S. Tsirkin mst at redhat.com
Mon Sep 7 00:44:32 AEST 2015

On Fri, Sep 04, 2015 at 08:17:12PM -0300, Guilherme G. Piccoli wrote:
> Hello Bjorn,
> >of_create_pci_dev() already has a lot of code that duplicates
> >pci_setup_device(), and it's a shame to add more.  There's also a sparc
> >version of of_create_pci_dev() that presumably has the same problem you're
> >fixing for powerpc.
> Thanks for the information!
> >Michael originally called pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() from
> >pci_init_capabilities() [1].  A subsequent patch moved the call
> >to pci_setup_device() [2] because an early quirk (called from
> >pci_setup_device()) used pci_msi_off(), which depended on
> >pci_msi_setup_pci_dev().
> >
> >But we later removed pci_msi_off() completely, so I think we probably
> >*could* call pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() from pci_init_capabilities().
> >
> >That would be much nicer because it makes more sense there, and it
> >would do the right thing for powerpc and sparc because they both
> >already use that path.
> >
> >Can you look into moving the call?
> I might have misunderstood something here (sorry if it's the case), but
> moving the call to pci_init_capabilities() has the same practical
> implications than reverting my 2 commmits [1] [2] and Michael Tsirkin's
> commit [3], except when CONFIG_PCI_MSI is not set - in this case, moving the
> call would initialize MSI capabilities anyway, since pci_init_capabilities()
> executes even if CONFIG_PCI_MSI isn't set.
> My question is: is necessary to initialize MSI capabilities even with
> CONFIG_PCI_MSI not set? In negative case, would be "cleaner" revert the 3
> commits, right?
> On the other hand, if it's necessary to initialize MSI capabilities on
> devices anyway, we can change the call place.

I think the reason why it's necessary is explained in
commit log for commit 1851617cd2da9cc53cdc1738f4148f4f042c0e56 (that's
[3] below).

> Let me know your opinion, and I'm sorry if I misunderstood something here.
> Cheers,
> Guilherme Piccoli
> [1] commit 22b6839b914b ("PCI: Make pci_msi_setup_pci_dev() non-static for
> use by arch code")
> [2] commit 4d9aac397a5d ("powerpc/PCI: Disable MSI/MSI-X interrupts at PCI
> probe time in OF case")
> [3] commit 1851617cd2da ("PCI/MSI: Disable MSI at enumeration even if kernel
> doesn't support MSI")

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