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Date:	Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:20:46 +1000
From:	Michael Ellerman <>
To:	Linas Vepstas <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,,, linuxppc-dev list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/7] pci: Export the pci_restore_msi_state() function

On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 13:13 -0500, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 11:49:24AM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > 
> > On pseries there's a chance it will work for PCI error recovery, but if
> > so it's just lucky that firmware has left everything configured the same
> > way. 
> ? The papr is quite clear that i is up to the OS to restore the msi
> state after an eeh error.

Perhaps. I see R1-, which says we should restore the config
space after a reset operation, but after an isolate/unisolate we must
recall RTAS. I thought EEH was doing the isolate/unisolate, but if it's
just a reset then just blatting the config space back should work.

> > Yes I think so. That way we can properly reconfigure via the firmware
> > interface. The other option would be to design some new arch hook to do
> > resume, but just doing a disable/enable seems simpler to me.
> Err, If you read the code for suspend/resume, it never actually calls
> disable/enable (and thus doesn't go to the firmware); it calls 
> restore_msi_state() function!

I know. That was a proposed solution, to explicitly call disable/enable
instead of restore_msi_state().

> If suspend/resume needs to call firmware to restore the state, then,
> at the moment, suspend/resume is broken.  As I mentioned earlier,
> I presumed that no powerpc laptops currently use msi-enabled devices,
> as otherwise, this would have been flushed out.

On _pseries_ suspend/resume with MSI is broken. The other powerpc
platforms that implement MSI should be fine, although I don't think
anyone's tested them, because they're not laptops and so suspend/resume
is not that interesting.


Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

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