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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] powernv:idle: Disable LOSE_FULL_CONTEXT states when stop-api fails.
On Fri, 7 Jul 2017 23:07:10 +0530
Gautham R Shenoy <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 01:29:16AM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > On Wed, 5 Jul 2017 22:08:16 +0530
> > "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> > > From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > >
> > > Currently, we use the opal call opal_slw_set_reg() to inform the that
> > > the Sleep-Winkle Engine (SLW) to restore the contents of some of the
> > > Hypervisor state on wakeup from deep idle states that lose full
> > > hypervisor context (characterized by the flag
> > > OPAL_PM_LOSE_FULL_CONTEXT).
> > >
> > > However, the current code has a bug in that if opal_slw_set_reg()
> > > fails, we don't disable the use of these deep states (winkle on
> > > POWER8, stop4 onwards on POWER9).
> > >
> > > This patch fixes this bug by ensuring that if the the sleep winkle
> > > engine is unable to restore the hypervisor states in
> > > pnv_save_sprs_for_deep_states(), then we mark as invalid the states
> > > which lose full context.
> > >
> > > As a side-effect, since supported_cpuidle_states in
> > > pnv_probe_idle_states() consists of flags of only the valid states,
> > > this patch will ensure that no other subsystem in the kernel can use
> > > the states which lose full context on stop-api failures.
> >
> > Looks good. Is there something minimal we can do for stable here?
> >
> > Aside question, do we need to restore LPCR at all with the SLW engine?
> > It gets set up again when by the idle wakeup code.
>
>
> >
> > And does POWER9 really need MSR and PSSCR restored by SLW? (going a bit
> > off topic here, I'm just curious)
>
> MSR is needed to be restored so that we wakeup with the right
> endianness and with the IR,DR disabled.

And POWER8 does not require this?

> PSSCR is set to a value so that in case of a special wakeup for a
> deep-stop, the SLW can program the core to go back to the stop level
> provided by the PSSCR value via the stop-api.

It always restores to deepest stop? Is there any way to restore to the
achieved stop level? Maybe there is no usefulness for that.

Thanks,
Nick

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