powerpc/pseries: start rtasd before PCI probing

Thomas Huth thuth at redhat.com
Tue May 24 04:23:19 AEST 2016

On 23.05.2016 10:28, 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>
> ---
>  arch/powerpc/kernel/rtasd.c |   19 ++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

By the way, same is true for device UNplugging: When unplugging devices
in QEMU while the firmware is still running, they are never properly
removed from the guest. I've checked it, and your patch fixes this
problem as well! Great :-)

Tested-by: Thomas Huth <thuth at redhat.com>

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