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From: Frederic Barrat <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com>
To: "Oliver O'Halloran" <oohall@gmail.com>
Cc: Christophe Lombard <clombard@linux.ibm.com>,
	linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>,
	Alastair D'Silva <alastair@au1.ibm.com>,
	Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan@au1.ibm.com>,
	Greg Kurz <groug@kaod.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: Protect PE list
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:36:26 +0100
Message-ID: <fc7e1bd8-5481-db47-1382-3036099e62ef@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOSf1CHstMRhC9dqsuvZnQuRyLwMrQkcuMYFDobq59KvYG1hEQ@mail.gmail.com>



Le 19/11/2019 à 14:22, Oliver O'Halloran a écrit :
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:57 PM Frederic Barrat <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Do the other accessors of ioda.pe_list also need mutex protection?
>>> pnv_ioda_setup_bus_PE()
>>> pnv_pci_dma_bus_setup()
>>> pnv_pci_init_ioda_phb()
>>> pnv_pci_ioda_setup_PEs()
>>
>>
>> I think we could also use it there, it wouldn't hurt. Those functions
>> are called when the kernel is building part of the PCI topology, and
>> devices are not really active yet, so I don't think it's absolutely
>> required.
>>
>> I'm actually not sure my patch is needed either. With hotplug, the
>> devices can come and go, whereas the PHB remains. So it feels right to
>> start protecting the list when adding/removing a device. But I don't
>> think we can really have concurrency and have 2 different operations
>> adding/removing devices at the same time under the same PHB, at least
>> for opencapi. Maybe for PCI, if we have multiple slots under the same
>> PHB. Not sure.
> 
> Creation of new pci_dev's is serialised by the global pci rescan and
> remove lock so on the creation side it's not an issue. However, we can
> release IODA PEs in the pci_dev's release function which might be
> called without that lock held. It's pretty hard to hit that case
> though since it require something to be holding a ref to the pci_dev
> even after the driver's ->remove() function has been called.


Thanks for clarifying it! Indeed, the pci_rescan_remove_lock in hotplug 
helps for the PCI case. I guess we can keep this patch for that hard to 
hit case, just in case it doesn't blow up somewhere else.

   Fred


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Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-09 15:45 [PATCH 00/11] opencapi: enable card reset and link retraining Frederic Barrat
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 01/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: Fix ref count for devices with their own PE Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:20   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-09-26 16:44   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-26 17:15     ` Frederic Barrat
2019-09-27  6:54       ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-11-12 17:38         ` Frederic Barrat
2019-11-18  1:04           ` Alistair Popple
2019-11-18  1:24             ` Oliver O'Halloran
2019-11-18  2:36               ` Alistair Popple
2019-11-18 18:21                 ` Frederic Barrat
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 02/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: Protect PE list Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:34   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19 12:55     ` Frederic Barrat
2019-11-19 13:22       ` Oliver O'Halloran
2019-11-19 14:36         ` Frederic Barrat [this message]
2019-11-19  5:55   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 03/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: set up PE on opencapi device when enabling Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:38   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-09-27 16:43   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 04/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: Release opencapi device Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:56   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19 17:32     ` Frederic Barrat
2019-11-19  7:08   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 05/11] powerpc/powernv/ioda: Find opencapi slot for a device node Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:57   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19  1:26   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-11-19 14:33     ` Frederic Barrat
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 06/11] pci/hotplug/pnv-php: Remove erroneous warning Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:58   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19  5:00   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 07/11] pci/hotplug/pnv-php: Improve error msg on power state change failure Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  0:59   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19  2:23   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 08/11] pci/hotplug/pnv-php: Register opencapi slots Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  1:00   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-11-19  5:18   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-11-19 15:15     ` Frederic Barrat
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 09/11] pci/hotplug/pnv-php: Relax check when disabling slot Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  1:00   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-09-27 15:56   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:45 ` [PATCH 10/11] pci/hotplug/pnv-php: Wrap warnings in macro Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  1:03   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-09-26 17:18   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-09 15:46 ` [PATCH 11/11] ocxl: Add PCI hotplug dependency to Kconfig Frederic Barrat
2019-09-10  1:03   ` Alastair D'Silva
2019-09-26 17:11   ` Andrew Donnellan
2019-09-24  4:24 ` [PATCH 00/11] opencapi: enable card reset and link retraining Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-09-24  6:39   ` Frederic Barrat
2019-09-25  0:20     ` Alexey Kardashevskiy

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