Re: [PATCH]: PCI Error Recovery: Symbios SCSI device driver

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On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 02:24:01PM -0500, James Bottomley wrote:
> Just for my own edification, what happens on the dual function (dual
> channel) boards?  We have two threads there and two separate I/O
> processors.  I assume a PCI error will kill both, 


> do we need to do
> something about this?

I'm not sure, and actually, I have not thought about 
or tested this case for the symbios. 

The answer depends on the h/w design.  On PCI
multi-function cards, the PCI reset callbacks will 
get called for each PCI function. (Each function 
gets to vote/veto how it wants te reset to proceed).

If the hardware supports completely independent scsi 
host initialization for each scsi i/o processor, 
then things should just work. 

If some part of the card init sequence needs to run 
only once, even when there are two i/o processors, then
this needs to be protected against.  I presume that
using  if(0 == PCI_FUNC(pdev->devfn)) is enough to
make sure the hardware initilization is called only once 
for the card -- i.e. by calling it only for PCI
function zero. If there needs to be some additional 
locking to make sure that the card initialization
completes before the i/o processor initialization 
starts ... well, I don't know about that.


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