[v2] powerpc/pseries: start rtasd before PCI probing

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Mon Jul 11 20:19:34 AEST 2016

On Wed, 2016-15-06 at 20:26:41 UTC, Greg Kurz wrote:
> A strange behaviour is observed when comparing PCI hotplug in QEMU, between
> x86 and pseries. If you consider the following steps:
> - start a VM
> - add a PCI device via the QEMU monitor before the rtasd has started (for
>   example starting the VM in paused state, or hotplug during FW or boot
>   loader)
> - resume the VM execution
> The x86 kernel detects the PCI device, but the pseries one does not.
> This happens because the rtasd kernel worker is currently started under
> device_initcall, while PCI probing happens earlier under subsys_initcall.
> As a consequence, if we have a pending RTAS event at boot time, a message
> is printed and the event is dropped.
> This patch moves all the initialization of rtasd to arch_initcall, which is
> run before subsys_call: this way, logging_enabled is true when the RTAS
> event pops up and it is not lost anymore.
> The proc fs bits stay at device_initcall because they cannot be run before
> fs_initcall.
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kurz <gkurz at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.



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