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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] powernv:stop: Use psscr_val,mask provided by firmware
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 02:05:04 PM Gautham R. Shenoy wrote:
> From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <>
> Hi,
> 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.
> Synopsis
> ==========
> 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


I need someone to review this for me.


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