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From: Gustavo Pimentel <gustavo.pimentel@synopsys.com>
To: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>,
	Lucas Stach <l.stach@pengutronix.de>,
	Gustavo Pimentel <gustavo.pimentel@synopsys.com>
Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org>,
	Jingoo Han <jingoohan1@gmail.com>,
	Lorenzo Pieralisi <lorenzo.pieralisi@arm.com>,
	"linux-pci@vger.kernel.org" <linux-pci@vger.kernel.org>,
	Tim Harvey <tharvey@gateworks.com>,
	"kernel@pengutronix.de" <kernel@pengutronix.de>,
	"patchwork-lst@pengutronix.de" <patchwork-lst@pengutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] PCI: dwc: skip MSI init if MSIs have been explicitly disabled
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:53:40 +0000
Message-ID: <9abfe0b2-edfc-a989-04d3-0dd143b7557b@synopsys.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86ef7m1ji2.wl-marc.zyngier@arm.com>

Hi,

On 04/03/2019 20:18, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi both,
> 
> On Mon, 04 Mar 2019 19:39:45 +0000,
> Lucas Stach <l.stach@pengutronix.de> wrote:
>>

(snipped)

>>>>
>>>> As MSI and legacy IRQs are already mutually exclusive on the DWC core,
>>>> as the core won't forward any legacy IRQs once any MSI has been enabled,
>>>> users wishing to use legacy IRQs already need to explictly disable MSI
>>>> support (usually via the pci=nomsi kernel commandline option). To avoid
>>>> any issues with MSI conflicting with legacy IRQs, just skip all of the
>>>> DWC MSI initalization, including the IRQ line claim, when MSI is disabled.
>>>
>>> Does this mean that if we have a device that uses legacy IRQs, the
>>> user has to figure out to boot with "pci=nomsi"?
>>
>> As long as there is only a single device connected and there are no
>> port services things will work. If port services are active, those will
>> start to use MSIs, breaking legacy IRQs in the process.
>>
>> I've asked Synopsys if there is a workaround for this, but it seems
>> that the core is working "as designed" with no workaround for this icky
>> behavior.
> 
> Is this the general DWC controller behaviour? Or something that is
> specific to a given implementation? I can't believe someone actually
> thought this is an acceptable behaviour...
> 
> Gustavo, can you please check with your HW colleagues and let
> everybody know what's the official Synopsys position on this?
> 

Sure, I can ask the HW team to provide me more info about this, This can take a
while. Unfortunately on my setup I only have MSI and MSI-X, therefore I can't
really test what has been statemented.

Regards,
Gustavo

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-27 16:52 Lucas Stach
2019-02-27 17:25 ` Fabio Estevam
2019-02-27 17:43   ` Tim Harvey
2019-02-28 13:29 ` Lorenzo Pieralisi
2019-03-01 10:10   ` Gustavo Pimentel
2019-03-01 12:29 ` Lorenzo Pieralisi
2019-03-04 19:25 ` Bjorn Helgaas
2019-03-04 19:39   ` Lucas Stach
2019-03-04 20:18     ` Marc Zyngier
2019-03-06  9:53       ` Gustavo Pimentel [this message]
2019-03-06 11:39         ` Lucas Stach
2019-03-06 15:59       ` Tim Harvey
2019-04-15 14:34       ` Gustavo Pimentel

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