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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, microcode, Fix long microcode load time when firmware file is missing [v2]
At Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:06:08 -0400,
Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>
> If no firmware is found on the system that matches the processor, the
> microcode module can take hours to load. For example on recent kernels
> when loading the microcode module on an Intel system:
>
> [ 239.532116] microcode: CPU0 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 299.693447] microcode: CPU1 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 359.821972] microcode: CPU2 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 419.960263] microcode: CPU3 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 480.090024] microcode: CPU4 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> ...
> [ 2825.151364] microcode: CPU43 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 2885.280863] microcode: CPU44 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 2945.410719] microcode: CPU45 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 3005.540541] microcode: CPU46 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> [ 3065.670405] microcode: CPU47 sig=0x306e4, pf=0x1, revision=0x413
> ...
> etc.
>
> Similarly there is a 60 second "hang" when loading the AMD module, which
> isn't as bad as the Intel situation. This is because the AMD microcode
> loader only attempts to look for the firmware on the boot_cpu and, if
> found, loads the microcode on each cpu. This patch does the same for the
> Intel microcode, and it obviously peeds up the module load if there is no
> microcode update available.
>
> After making this change, the old microcode loading code and the new
> loading code can be cleaned up and unified in the core code.
>
> This patch was tested on several systems (both AMD and Intel) with the
> microcode in place and without, as well as on several different OSes.

Does simply disabling CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER work without your
patch?

If yes, it's an infamous udev issue. An easier solution would be to
create a function that does only the direct f/w loading without
usermode helper, and call it in the microcode driver.

An untested quick fix patch is attached below.


Takashi

---
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
index af99f71..539a01a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_amd.c
@@ -430,7 +430,7 @@ static enum ucode_state request_microcode_amd(int cpu, struct device *device,
if (c->x86 >= 0x15)
snprintf(fw_name, sizeof(fw_name), "amd-ucode/microcode_amd_fam%.2xh.bin", c->x86);

- if (request_firmware(&fw, (const char *)fw_name, device)) {
+ if (request_firmware_direct(&fw, (const char *)fw_name, device)) {
pr_err("failed to load file %s\n", fw_name);
goto out;
}
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel.c b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel.c
index 5fb2ceb..a276fa7 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/microcode_intel.c
@@ -278,7 +278,7 @@ static enum ucode_state request_microcode_fw(int cpu, struct device *device,
sprintf(name, "intel-ucode/%02x-%02x-%02x",
c->x86, c->x86_model, c->x86_mask);

- if (request_firmware(&firmware, name, device)) {
+ if (request_firmware_direct(&firmware, name, device)) {
pr_debug("data file %s load failed\n", name);
return UCODE_NFOUND;
}
diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
index 10a4467..f30f381 100644
--- a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
+++ b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
@@ -1054,7 +1054,7 @@ static int assign_firmware_buf(struct firmware *fw, struct device *device,
/* called from request_firmware() and request_firmware_work_func() */
static int
_request_firmware(const struct firmware **firmware_p, const char *name,
- struct device *device, bool uevent, bool nowait)
+ struct device *device, bool uevent, bool nowait, bool fallback)
{
struct firmware *fw;
long timeout;
@@ -1086,7 +1086,7 @@ _request_firmware(const struct firmware **firmware_p, const char *name,
}
}

- if (!fw_get_filesystem_firmware(device, fw->priv))
+ if (!fw_get_filesystem_firmware(device, fw->priv) && fallback)
ret = fw_load_from_user_helper(fw, name, device,
uevent, nowait, timeout);

@@ -1134,12 +1134,25 @@ request_firmware(const struct firmware **firmware_p, const char *name,

/* Need to pin this module until return */
__module_get(THIS_MODULE);
- ret = _request_firmware(firmware_p, name, device, true, false);
+ ret = _request_firmware(firmware_p, name, device, true, false, true);
module_put(THIS_MODULE);
return ret;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(request_firmware);

+#ifdef CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER
+int request_firmware_direct(const struct firmware **firmware_p,
+ const char *name, struct device *device)
+{
+ int ret;
+ __module_get(THIS_MODULE);
+ ret = _request_firmware(firmware_p, name, device, true, false, false);
+ module_put(THIS_MODULE);
+ return ret;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(request_firmware_direct);
+#endif
+
/**
* release_firmware: - release the resource associated with a firmware image
* @fw: firmware resource to release
@@ -1173,7 +1186,7 @@ static void request_firmware_work_func(struct work_struct *work)
fw_work = container_of(work, struct firmware_work, work);

_request_firmware(&fw, fw_work->name, fw_work->device,
- fw_work->uevent, true);
+ fw_work->uevent, true, true);
fw_work->cont(fw, fw_work->context);
put_device(fw_work->device); /* taken in request_firmware_nowait() */

diff --git a/include/linux/firmware.h b/include/linux/firmware.h
index e154c10..5952933 100644
--- a/include/linux/firmware.h
+++ b/include/linux/firmware.h
@@ -68,4 +68,11 @@ static inline void release_firmware(const struct firmware *fw)

#endif

+#ifdef CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER
+int request_firmware_direct(const struct firmware **fw, const char *name,
+ struct device *device);
+#else
+#define request_firmware_direct request_firmware
+#endif
+
#endif

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