Re: One problem in reassign pci bus number?

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On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:34 AM, Richard Yang <weiyang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:14:51AM -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>>On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 4:59 AM, Richard Yang
>><weiyang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>> I think about this issue again, this behavior of kernel will bring some
>>> unconvenience to the user.
>>>
>>> Do you think the kernel could handle this situation?
>>
>>in this extreme case, you may need user to do some comprise.
>>
>>We should always try to use setting from BIOS if it is sane.
>>
>>Yinghai
> Yinghai
>
>                    +-------+
>                    |       | root bridge(0,255)
>                    +---+---+
>                        |          Bus 0
>       -----+-----------+------------------------------+--
>            |                                          |
>            |                                          |
>            |                                          |
>       +----+----+                               +-----+-----+
>       |         |  B1(1,15)                     |           |B2(32,35)
>       +----+----+                               +-----+-----+
>            |  Bus 1                                   |    Bus 32
>       -----+-----------------------             -----------
>                             |
>                        +----+----+
>                        |         | B3
>                        +---------+
>
> I reread the current code, v3.4, in linus tree,
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
> And I come up with another condition which will have a problem when
> kernel is not given the parameter, pci=assign-busses.
>
> Same condition as previous:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> B1 and B2 works fine with the BIOS and get the bus number assigned.
> B3 is not probed by BIOS.
>
> Difference between the previous example:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> In this case, B2 is assigned bus range (32, 35), which has a gap between
> B1 number range (1, 15).
>
> When kernel meets B3 in second pass, B3 will be assigned with bus number
> 16. Well, this time the bus number 16 doesn't overlap with bus number of
> B2.
>
> But, the pci_fixup_parent_subordinate_busnr() will not work since the
> pci=assign-buses is not passed to kernel.
>
> So B1's bus window is still (1,15) not (1,16).
>
> BTW, is this also a extrem case?

that should be handled by busn_alloc branch.

kernel will try to probe in [1,15] at first, and could extend B1 range
to [1, 31] if needed.

Thanks

Yinghai
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