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From: Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de>
To: Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-pci@vger.kernel.org, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@google.com>,
	Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>,
	Oza Pawandeep <poza@codeaurora.org>,
	Keith Busch <keith.busch@intel.com>,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 1/2] PCI: pciehp: Ignore link events when there is a fatal error pending
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:22:13 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180820172213.tg4fle6ugi7lkhxx@wunner.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c207adfb-ba3d-700b-2935-aab2fe171e6b@kernel.org>

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 12:59:05PM -0400, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> On 8/20/2018 5:22 AM, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> > > +
> > This differs from v7 of the patch in that*any*  fatal error, not just
> > a Surprise Link Down, results in pciehp waiting for the error to clear.
> > 
> > I'm wondering if that's safe:  Theoretically, the user might quickly
> > swap the card in the slot during, say, a Completion Timeout Error,
> > and with this patch pciehp would carry on as if nothing happened.
> 
> Functionally both patches are identical. The v7 was still allowing
> AER/DPC to handle all fatal error events except Surprise Link Down.
> 
> Now, second patch (v8 2/2) is masking the surprise link down event
> as we have talked before. Therefore, there is no need to filter
> out incoming errors by reading the status register and masking the
> unwanted bits.

Ok, missed that.


> Just to clarify something, this patch will wait for only the FATAL
> error events to be handled by the error handling services only.
> 
> Completion Timeout is a NONFATAL error event by default unless
> somebody tweaks the severity bits.
> 
> Anyhow, all FATAL errors cause one sort of link down either
> initiated by software (AER) or hardware (DPC).
> Therefore, hotplug driver will observe a link down event and
> AER/DPC needs to handle the event as usual.

Thanks for the clarification.

Lukas

      reply	other threads:[~2018-08-20 20:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-18  6:51 Sinan Kaya
2018-08-18  6:51 ` [PATCH v8 2/2] PCI: pciehp: Mask AER surprise link down error if hotplug is enabled Sinan Kaya
2018-08-19 23:23   ` Sinan Kaya
2018-08-20  0:20   ` kbuild test robot
2018-08-20  8:21   ` Lukas Wunner
2018-08-20 17:43     ` Sinan Kaya
2018-08-20  9:22 ` [PATCH v8 1/2] PCI: pciehp: Ignore link events when there is a fatal error pending Lukas Wunner
2018-08-20 16:59   ` Sinan Kaya
2018-08-20 17:22     ` Lukas Wunner [this message]

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