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Re: [PATCH 1/2] PCI: make pci_claim_resource() work with conflict resour

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] PCI: make pci_claim_resource() work with conflict resources as appropriate
From: Deng-Cheng Zhu <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:32:06 +0800
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I noticed that at 79896cf42f Linus changed the function from insert_resource()
to request_resource() (and later evolved into request_resource_conflict()) and
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). So
request_resource_conflict() for PCI quirks (0x1000-0x103f and 0x1100-0x110f)
will simply return an error, coz these 2 regions 'conflict' with MSC PCI I/O.
Instead, insert_resource_conflict() will also find the collisions but register
quirks as children of MSC PCI I/O (is this supposed to be correct?) and return
a success.


2011/7/28 Ralf Baechle <>
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 07:28:31PM +0800, Deng-Cheng Zhu wrote:
> > In resolving a network driver issue with the MIPS Malta platform, the root
> > cause was traced into pci_claim_resource():
> >
> > MIPS System Controller's PCI I/O resources stay in 0x1000-0xffffff. When
> > PCI quirks start claiming resources using request_resource_conflict(),
> > collisions happen and -EBUSY is returned, thereby rendering the onboard AMD
> > PCnet32 NIC unaware of quirks' region and preventing the NIC from 
> > functioning.
> > For PCI quirks, PIIX4 ACPI is expected to claim 0x1000-0x103f, and PIIX4 
> > SMB to
> > claim 0x1100-0x110f, both of which fall into the MSC I/O range. Certainly, 
> > we
> > can increase the start point of this range in 
> > arch/mips/mti-malta/malta-pci.c to
> > avoid the collisions. But a fix in here looks more justified, though it 
> > seems to
> > have a wider impact. Using insert_xxx as opposed to request_xxx will 
> > register
> > PCI quirks' resources as children of MSC I/O and return OK, instead of 
> > seeing
> > collisions which are actually resolvable.
> This used to work in the past; do you know which commit broke the resource
> handling for the NIC?
>  Ralf

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