radeon: RFC speed cap detection on ppc64

Adam Jackson ajax at redhat.com
Mon Oct 22 08:27:54 PDT 2012

On 10/19/12 1:43 PM, Lucas Kannebley Tavares wrote:
> The radeon driver does speed cap detection on the root PCI device for
> the maximum speed with which the adapter can communicate. On ppc64
> systems, however, the root device belongs to the Hypervisor, so the
> current code would case a null pointer dereference.
> I propose to look for the outmost bus with a parent node and get speed
> caps from it, though I suppose the cleaner way would be to inspect all
> devices along the way and choose the smallest speed cap.

That (walking all parent nodes) is probably the safest thing to do.  I'm 
not sure whether it's optimal.  It would likely depend on whether you 
can meaningfully have a bridge that's faster on the downstream side than 
on the upstream.

- ajax

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