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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: i8237: Register based on FADT legacy boot flag
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On Tue, 2018-03-13 at 16:29 +0530, Rajneesh Bhardwaj wrote:
> From Skylake onwards, the platform controller hub (Sunrisepoint PCH)
> does
> not support legacy DMA operations to IO ports 81h-83h, 87h, 89h-8Bh,
> 8Fh.
> Currently this driver registers as syscore ops and its resume function
> is
> called on every resume from S3. On Skylake and Kabylake, this causes a
> resume delay of around 100ms due to port IO operations, which is a
> problem.
>
> This change allows to load the driver only when the platform bios
> explicitly supports such devices or has a cut-off date earlier than
> 2017.
>
> Please refer to chapter 21 of 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
> Platform Controller Hub Family: BIOS Specification.
>
> https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/embedded/products/skylake/u-mob
> ile/software-and-drivers.html
>

Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>

One comment below.

> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Anshuman Gupta <anshuman.gupta@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Rajneesh Bhardwaj <rajneesh.bhardwaj@intel.com>
> ---
>
> This depends on recently introduced dmi_get_bios_year() helper.
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10252151/
>
> arch/x86/kernel/i8237.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/i8237.c b/arch/x86/kernel/i8237.c
> index 8eeaa81de066..5c7a0dea7e19 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/i8237.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/i8237.c
> @@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
> * your option) any later version.
> */
>
> +#include <linux/dmi.h>
> #include <linux/init.h>
> #include <linux/syscore_ops.h>
>
> @@ -49,6 +50,30 @@ static struct syscore_ops i8237_syscore_ops = {
>
> static int __init i8237A_init_ops(void)
> {
> + /*
> + * From SKL PCH onwards, the port 0x61 bit 4 would stop
> toggle and
> + * the legacy DMA device is removed in which the I/O ports
> (81h-83h,
> + * 87h, 89h-8Bh, 8Fh) related to it are removed as well. All
> + * removed ports must return 0xff for a inb() request.
> + *
> + * Note: DMA_PAGE_2 (port 0x81) should not be checked for
> detecting
> + * the presence of DMA device since it may be used by BIOS to
> decode
> + * LPC traffic for POST codes. Original LPC only decodes one
> byte of
> + * port 0x80 but some BIOS may choose to enhance PCH LPC port
> 0x8x
> + * decoding.
> + */

> + if (inb(DMA_PAGE_0) == 0xFF)

To be consistent with the rest of the code, this should be dma_inb().

> + return -ENODEV;
> +
> + /*
> + * It should be OK to not load this driver as newer SoC may
> not
> + * support 8237 DMA or bus mastering from LPC. Platform
> firmware
> + * must announce the support for such legacy devices via
> + * ACPI_FADT_LEGACY_DEVICES field in FADT table.
> + */
> + if (!x86_platform.legacy.devices.pnpbios &&
> dmi_get_bios_year() >= 2017)
> + return -ENODEV;
> +
> register_syscore_ops(&i8237_syscore_ops);
> return 0;
> }

--
Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Intel Finland Oy

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