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Date:   Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:28:06 +0800
From:   Xuesong Chen <xuesong.chen@...ux.alibaba.com>
To:     Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@...nel.org>
Cc:     catalin.marinas@....com, lorenzo.pieralisi@....com,
        james.morse@....com, will@...nel.org, rafael@...nel.org,
        tony.luck@...el.com, bp@...en8.de, mingo@...nel.org,
        bhelgaas@...gle.com, linux-pci@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] PCI MCFG consolidation and APEI resource filterin


On 19/10/2021 23:12, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:49:16PM +0800, Xuesong Chen wrote:
>> Hello All,
>>
>> The idea of this patch set is very strainforward, it's somehow a refactor
>> of the original codes to share some ones that they should do. Based on that,
>> we can resolve the MCFG address access issue in APEI module on x86 in a 
>> command way instead of the current arch-dependent one, while this issue also
>> does happen on ARM64 platform.
>>
>> The logic of the series is very clear(IMO it's even time-wasting to explain that):
> 
> If you want people to look at and care about your changes, it is never
> a waste of time to explain them.

En, very good point and professional, I'll keep in mind ;-)
> 
>> Patch #1: Escalating the 'pci_mmcfg_list' and 'pci_mmcfg_region' to the
>> pci.[c,h] which will shared by all the arches. A common sense, in some degree.
>>
>> Patch #2: Since the 'pci_mmcfg_list' now can be shared across all arches,
>> the arch-specific fix method can be replaced by the new solution naturally.
>>
>> Now the v3 patch has been finalized, can we move forward to the next step? -
>> either give the concerns/objections or pick it up.
> 
> It's helpful to your reviewers if you include a note about changes
> between v2 and v3, as you did in your v2 0/2 cover letter.
> 
> It's also helpful if you thread the series with patches 1 and 2 as
> responses to the cover letter.  That makes it easy to download the
> patches using b4.  Here's a little more background:
> 
>   https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/process/5.Posting.rst?id=v5.14#n320

OK, I will rewrite it in the next version...
> 
>> Xuesong Chen (2):
>>   PCI: MCFG: Consolidate the separate PCI MCFG table entry list
>>   ACPI: APEI: Filter the PCI MCFG address with an arch-agnostic method
>>
>>  arch/x86/include/asm/pci_x86.h | 17 +---------------
>>  arch/x86/pci/mmconfig-shared.c | 30 ----------------------------
>>  drivers/acpi/apei/apei-base.c  | 45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
>>  drivers/acpi/pci_mcfg.c        | 34 ++++++++++++-------------------
>>  drivers/pci/pci.c              |  2 ++
>>  include/linux/pci.h            | 17 ++++++++++++++++
>>  6 files changed, 63 insertions(+), 82 deletions(-)
>>
>> -- 
>> 1.8.3.1
>>

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