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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] [CPUFREQ] powernow-k8: Don't notify of successful transition if we failed.
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:24:40AM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 06:26:08PM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > > @@ -1112,6 +1114,9 @@ static int transition_frequency_pstate(struct powernow_k8_data *data,
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > res = transition_pstate(data, pstate);
> > > > + if (res)
> > > > + return res;
> > >
> > > That's wrong because transition_pstate() returns 0 unconditionally
> > > (at least it does so on 3.0-rc3). But this change accidentally fixes
> > > a different bug because res is used uninitialized, containing stack
> > > garbage otherwise.
> > >
> > > A proper fix should be to check against data->max_hw_pstate and
> > > check whether the entry is not CPUFREQ_ENTRY_INVALID (look at
> > > fill_powernow_table_pstate() for example).
> >
> > Aha! I can respin a patch for that tomorrow.
>
> I divided it in two patches - so that the Reported/Tested-by tag is on
> the translate_vid patch with its full glory of explanation. The
> pstate checking is removed.
>
> Will post the other patch under a different subject.
>
> From 3ae9a2094d893ab1a500833a48cb29e0f1c81ed8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:02:57 -0400
> Subject: [PATCH 1/2] [CPUFREQ] powernow-k8: Don't notify of successful
> transition if we failed (vid case).
>
> Before this patch if we failed the vid transition would still try to
> submit the "new" frequencies to cpufreq.
> That is incorrect - also we could submit a non-existing frequency value
> which would cause cpufreq to crash. The ultimate fix is in cpufreq
> to deal with incorrect values, but this patch improves the error
> recovery in the AMD powernowk8 driver.
>
> The failure that was reported was as follow:

follows:
>
> powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+ (1 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
> powernow-k8: fid 0x2 (1000 MHz), vid 0x12
> powernow-k8: fid 0xa (1800 MHz), vid 0xa
> powernow-k8: fid 0xc (2000 MHz), vid 0x8
> powernow-k8: fid 0xe (2200 MHz), vid 0x8
> Marking TSC unstable due to cpufreq changes
> powernow-k8: fid trans failed, fid 0x2, curr 0x0
> BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff880807e07b78
> IP: [<ffffffff81479163>] cpufreq_stats_update+0x46/0x5b
> ...
>
> And transition fails and data->currfid ends up with 0. Since
> the machine does not support 800Mhz value when the calculation is
> done ('find_khz_freq_from_fid(data->currfid);') it reports the
> new frequency as 800000 which is bogus. This patch fixes
> the issue during target setting.
>
> The patch however does not fix the issue in 'powernowk8_cpu_init'
> where the pol->cur can also be set with the 800000 value:
>
> pol->cur = find_khz_freq_from_fid(data->currfid);
> dprintk("policy current frequency %d kHz\n", pol->cur);
>
> /* min/max the cpu is capable of */
> if (cpufreq_frequency_table_cpuinfo(pol, data->powernow_table)) {
>
> The fix for that looks to update cpufreq_frequency_table_cpuinfo to
> check pol->cur.... but that would cause an regression in how the
> acpi-cpufreq driver works (it sets cpu->cur after calling
> cpufreq_frequency_table_cpuinfo). Instead the fix will be to let
> cpufreq gracefully handle bogus data (another patch).
>
> CC: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> CC: andre.przywara@amd.com
> CC: Mark.Langsdorf@amd.com
> Reported-by: Tobias Diedrich <ranma+xen@tdiedrich.de>
> Tested-by: Tobias Diedrich <ranma+xen@tdiedrich.de>
> [v1: Rebased on v3.0-rc2, reduced patch to deal with vid case]
> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
> ---
> drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c | 2 ++
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c b/drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c
> index 83479b6..fe53572 100644
> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c
> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/powernow-k8.c
> @@ -1079,6 +1079,8 @@ static int transition_frequency_fidvid(struct powernow_k8_data *data,
> }
>
> res = transition_fid_vid(data, fid, vid);
> + if (res)
> + return res;

a newline here please.

> freqs.new = find_khz_freq_from_fid(data->currfid);
>
> for_each_cpu(i, data->available_cores) {


Other than that:

Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.


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