On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 03:42:40 PM Howard Su wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 2:53 AM John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Monday, April 18, 2016 11:10:12 PM Howard Su wrote:
> > > I noticed several places there are code like this, especially in some arm
> > > low level drivers.
> > > EARLY_DRIVER_MODULE(aw_ccu, simplebus, aw_ccu_driver, aw_ccu_devclass,
> > >
> > > ‚ÄčI feel the usage of BUS_PASS_ORDER_MIDDLE is misused. There are another
> > > macro EARLY_DRIVER_MODULE_ORDERED, which take an additional parameter
> > > "order". I believe BUS_PASS_ORDER_xxx is used for that parameter.
> >
> > No, this is actually correct.  The _ORDERED variants actually accept a
> > SI_ORDER_* value to determine how drivers contained in a single .ko file
> > are registered (in particular if you have several drivers in a .ko file
> > you typically want the "top-most" driver to attach last so that all the
> > other drivers are ready once the actual device is attached).
> >
> Why not use _ORDERED here to achieve same thing?  _ORDERED(....,
> I am thinking to add some macro like BUS_DRIVER_MODULE, INT_DRIVER_MODULE,
> TIMER_DRIVER_MODULE, so that the driver can declare itself in such way. If
> we can avoid usage of BUS_PASS_ORDER_XXX, the macro is much cleaner.
> I am plan to do is: in autoconf phase, first load timer, int and some bus,
> etc low level drivers first, then set cold=0, then load other driver to
> work around the problem that driver needs special handling on cold which is
> not necessary. of course, this may depends on your change of ap_startup.
> thoughts?

I would like to get to that, but the path on x86 is a bit messier.  Ideally
the order looks something like this:

- enumerate the tree (BUS_PASS_BUS)
- reserve fixed-resources (things like acpi_sysres) (BUS_PASS_RESOURCE)
- reserve existing resources that could be moved or disabled if
  their is a conflict (think PCI BARs programmed by firmware and/or
  doing an initial pass of BARs)
- interrupt controllers (may need resources) (BUS_PASS_INTR)
- timers (probably need resources, need interrupts) (BUS_PASS_TIMER)

Then all the rest.

However, it ends up a bit messier on x86 at least.  I have a WIP to at
least start doing BUS_PASS_BUS for x86, but I found that I really need
some ACPI bits to probe before the ACPI 'pcib' driver, so I've ended
up with a kind of 'BUS_PASS_PREBUS' for acpi0, and even then it turns out
that in some cases we need more granularity than just 'BUS_PASS_xxx'.

SI_ORDER_* with ORDERED will not help as all the drivers are registered
at SI_SUB_DRIVERS during boot (which is when the SI_ORDER_* applies),
but the device tree is enumerated and attached at SI_SUB_CONFIGURE.

And yes, the AP startup stuff is a precursor for this.

John Baldwin
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