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Date:	Fri, 6 Mar 2009 18:40:06 -0800
From:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
To:	Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx>
Cc:	Yu Zhao <yu.zhao@...el.com>, jbarnes@...tuousgeek.org,
	linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@...otime.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v10 4/7] PCI: add SR-IOV API for Physical Function
	driver

On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 01:37:18PM -0700, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 02:54:45PM +0800, Yu Zhao wrote:
> > +	virtfn->sysdata = dev->bus->sysdata;
> > +	virtfn->dev.parent = dev->dev.parent;
> > +	virtfn->dev.bus = dev->dev.bus;
> > +	virtfn->devfn = devfn;
> > +	virtfn->hdr_type = PCI_HEADER_TYPE_NORMAL;
> > +	virtfn->cfg_size = PCI_CFG_SPACE_EXP_SIZE;
> > +	virtfn->error_state = pci_channel_io_normal;
> > +	virtfn->current_state = PCI_UNKNOWN;
> > +	virtfn->is_pcie = 1;
> > +	virtfn->pcie_type = PCI_EXP_TYPE_ENDPOINT;
> > +	virtfn->dma_mask = 0xffffffff;
> > +	virtfn->vendor = dev->vendor;
> > +	virtfn->subsystem_vendor = dev->subsystem_vendor;
> > +	virtfn->class = dev->class;
> 
> There seems to be a certain amount of commonality between this and
> pci_scan_device().  Have you considered trying to make a common helper
> function, or does it not work out well?
> 
> > +	pci_device_add(virtfn, virtfn->bus);
> 
> Greg is probably going to ding you here for adding the device, then
> creating the symlinks.  I believe it's now best practice to create the
> symlinks first, so there's no window where userspace can get confused.

If the uevent gets sent before the symlinks are created, it's a bug.

thanks,

greg k-h
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