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Subject[PATCH v2 0/3] powernv:stop: Use psscr_val,mask provided by firmware
From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <>


This is the second iteration of the patchset to use the psscr_val and
psscr_mask provided by the firmware for each of the stop states.

The previous version can be found here:

The main changes in this version are:

1) Add a helper function in powernv-cpuidle.c to help initialize the
powernv_states cpuidle table.

2) Handle the older firmware which populates only the Requested Level
(RL) fields of the psscr and psscr_mask in the device tree. This
patchset ensures that in the presence of the older firmware, the
other fields of PSSCR are initalized to sane default values.

In the current implementation, the code for ISA v3.0 stop
implementation has a couple of shortcomings.

a) The code hand-codes the values for ESL,EC,TR,MTL bits of PSSCR and
uses only the RL field from the firmware. While this is not
incorrect, since the hand-coded values are legitimate, it is not a
very flexible design since the firmware has the capability to
communicate these values via the "ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr" and
"ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr-mask" properties. In case where the
firmware provides values for these fields that is different from
the hand-coded values, the current code will not work as intended.

b) Due to issue a), the current code assumes that ESL=EC=1 for all the
stop states and hence the wakeup from the stop instruction will
happen at 0x100, the system-reset vector. However, the ISA v3.0
allows the ESL=EC=0 behaviour where the corresponding stop-state
loses no state and wakes up from the subsequent instruction. The
current code doesn't handle this case.

This patch series addresses these issues.

The first patch in the series renames the existing
the name IDLE_STATE_ENTER_SEQ for entering into stop-states which wake
up at the subsequent instruction.

The second patch adds a helper function in cpuidle-powernv.c for
initializing entries of the powernv_states[] table that is passed to
the cpu-idle core. This eliminates some of the code duplication in the
function that discovers and initializes the stop states.

The third patch in the series fixes issues a) and b) by ensuring that
the psscr-value and the psscr-mask provided by the firmware are what
will be used to set a particular stop state. It also adds support for
handling wake-up from stop states which were entered with ESL=EC=0.

The third patch also handles the older firmware which sets only the
Requested Level (RL) field in the psscr and psscr-mask exposed in the
device tree. In the presence of such older firmware, this patch will
set the default sane values for for remaining PSSCR fields (i.e PSLL,
MTL, ESL, EC, and TR).

The skiboot patch populates all the relevant fields in the PSSCR
values and the mask for all the stop states can be found here:

The patches are based on top of
git:// fixes

Gautham R. Shenoy (3):
powernv:idle: Add IDLE_STATE_ENTER_SEQ_NORET macro
cpuidle:powernv: Add helper function to populate powernv idle states.
powernv: Pass PSSCR value and mask to power9_idle_stop

arch/powerpc/include/asm/cpuidle.h | 42 +++++++++++-
arch/powerpc/include/asm/processor.h | 3 +-
arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S | 6 +-
arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S | 41 +++++++-----
arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/idle.c | 81 +++++++++++++++++++----
arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/powernv.h | 3 +-
arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/smp.c | 14 ++--
drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-powernv.c | 110 ++++++++++++++++++++-----------
include/linux/cpuidle.h | 1 +
9 files changed, 220 insertions(+), 81 deletions(-)


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