It was found that PCI quirks claim resources (by calling pci_claim_resource())
*BEFORE* pcibios_fixup_bus() is called. In pcibios_fixup_bus(),
pci_bus->resource for the root bus DOES point to msc_io_resource. If PCI
quirks do the resource claim after the arch-defined pcibios_fixup_bus() being
called, then the problem with Malta goes away.
So, it looks like 2 solutions out there:
1) To manage the call sequence. This seems not a desired one as it affects other
2) To raise the start point of the system controller's io_resource in
mips_pcibios_init() in arch/mips/mti-malta/malta-pci.c. This will place PCI
quirks' resources at the same level of the system controller's resources.
Ralf and Bjorn, which one sounds good to you?
2011/7/30 Bjorn Helgaas <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:32 AM, Deng-Cheng Zhu
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I noticed that at 79896cf42f Linus changed the function from
>> to request_resource() (and later evolved into request_resource_conflict())
>> he explained the reason. So, in the NIC's case, the problem is that in
>> pci_claim_resource() the function pci_find_parent_resource() returns the root
>> (0x0-0xffffff) rather than the MSC PCI I/O (0x1000-0xffffff).
> This seems like the real problem: PCI has the wrong idea of the
> resources available on bus 00. The pci_bus->resource for bus 00
> points to ioport_resource (the default put there by pci_create_bus()),
> when it should point to to msc_io_resource instead.
> Some architectures fill in the pci_bus->resource array directly for
> host bridges (for examples, try 'grep -r "resource\[0\] = " arch/').
> On x86 and ia64, we use pci_bus_remove_resources() and
> pci_bus_add_resource(), and I'd prefer that style for new code because
> it hides some ugly implementation details.
> I'm a little puzzled that we don't see this problem on more
> architectures. The grep above only found a few arches that update the
> root bus resources. I would expect most of the ones it didn't find to
> be broken the same way Malta is.