On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:06:23AM +0200, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> On 19.09.2016 17:45, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 09:24:06PM +0200, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> >>ThunderX PCIe controller to off-chip devices (so-called PEM) is not fully
> >>compliant with ECAM standard. It uses non-standard configuration space
> >>accessors (see pci_thunder_pem_ops) and custom configuration space 
> >>granulation
> >>(see bus_shift = 24). In order to access configuration space and
> >>probe PEM as ACPI based PCI host controller we need to add MCFG quirk
> >>infrastructure. This involves:
> >>1. Export PEM pci_thunder_pem_ops structure so it is visible to MCFG quirk
> >>   code.
> >>2. New quirk entries for each PEM segment. Each contains platform IDs,
> >>   mentioned pci_thunder_pem_ops and CFG resources.
> >>
> >>Quirk is considered for ThunderX silicon pass2.x only which is identified
> >>via MCFG revision 1.
> >
> >Is it really the case that silicon pass2.x has MCFG revision 1, and
> >silicon pass1.x has MCFG revision 2?  That just seems backwards.
> It is weird but silicon pass2.x is more common and it had MCFG
> revision 1 from the beginning. Unless it is allowed to use MCFG
> revision 0 ? Then we could use MCFG revision 0 for pass1.x

There's no reason to avoid revision 0.  The question is really what
firmware is already in the field.  We need to accommodate that.  We don't
want a situation where kernel version X only works with firmware version Y,
but kernel version X+1 only works with firmware version Y+1.


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