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Date:   Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:35:13 +0530
From:   Naveen Naidu <>
To:     Lukas Wunner <>
        Kuppuswamy Sathyanarayanan 
        Amey Narkhede <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/22] PCI: pciehp: Use RESPONSE_IS_PCI_ERROR() to check
 read from hardware

On 11/10, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 11:37:33PM +0530, Naveen Naidu wrote:
> > An MMIO read from a PCI device that doesn't exist or doesn't respond
> > causes a PCI error.  There's no real data to return to satisfy the
> > CPU read, so most hardware fabricates ~0 data.
> > 
> > Use RESPONSE_IS_PCI_ERROR() to check the response we get when we read
> > data from hardware.
> Actually what happens is that PCI read transactions *time out*,
> so the host controller fabricates a response.

Ah! yes. Now that I look at it, RESPONSE_IS_PCI_TIMEOUT() does indeed
seem like a better option to RESPONSE_IS_PCI_ERROR(), since it's more
specfic and depicts the actual condition. 

I'll wait for sometime and see if others have any objection/a better
name for the macro and then redo the patch with that.

Thank you very much for the review ^^ 

> By contrast, a PCI *error* usually denotes an Uncorrectable or
> Correctable Error as specified in section 6.2.2 of the PCIe Base Spec.
> Thus something like RESPONSE_IS_PCI_TIMEOUT() or IS_PCI_TIMEOUT() would
> probably be more appropriate.  I'll leave the exact bikeshed color for
> others to decide. :-)
> > Signed-off-by: Naveen Naidu <>
> > ---
> >  drivers/pci/hotplug/pciehp_hpc.c | 10 +++++-----
> >  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> Acked-by: Lukas Wunner <>

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