Re: Future of pci-mvebu

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On Tuesday 18 July 2023 14:02:52 Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at 06:57:03PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > On Tuesday 18 July 2023 06:19:52 Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at 12:03:17AM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > > > Hello, I have just one question. What do you want to do with pci-mvebu
> > > > driver? It is already marked as broken for 3 kernel releases and I do
> > > > not see any progress from anybody (and you rejected my fixes). How long
> > > > do you want it to have marked as broken?
> > > 
> > > I don't think "depends on BROKEN" necessarily means that we plan to
> > > remove the driver.  I think it just means that it's currently broken,
> > > but we hope to fix it eventually.
> > > 
> > > I think the problem here is the regular vs chained interrupt handlers,
> > > right?  Radu has been looking at that recently, too, so maybe we can
> > > have another go at it.
> > 
> > I guess that this is the main issue as all other fixes and improvements
> > are stalled. 
> If these other things don't depend on this IRQ issue, maybe we could
> still make progress on them?  Maybe post them again (rebasing to
> v6.5-rc1 if necessary)?  Often I forget or miss things, so it doesn't
> hurt to try again if you don't hear anything.

In past I (re)sent changes at least 3 times. And would not do it again.

> > Just to remind that we have there shared interrupt source
> > (which can be requested by more HW drivers) and consumer is PCIe INTX
> > which is de-facto chained handler. And I have not seen anything for
> > shared interrupt source except request_irq(IRQF_SHARED) which you do not
> > want to use for shared interrupts anymore. Also setting of PCIe INTX
> > affinity is broken which worked fine with the previous kernel versions.
> > And you also rejected fixes for this regression.
> This sounds like the issue where we haven't figured out how to make
> both Marc and Thomas happy at the same time.  I don't know much about
> IRQs, but I'm still optimistic that it may be possible because I don't
> think there's anything really unique about mvebu here.
> Bjorn

At I pointed out, nothing happened for 3 kernel releases and also
nothing happened since my last attempt there. I'm not going to waste
more time on it as I already saw results and I'm not going to repeat
them. Look at the current result - it does not work.

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