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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] powernv:idle: Move initialization of sibling pacas to pnv_alloc_idle_core_states
On Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 01:16:09AM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jul 2017 22:08:15 +0530
> "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> > On POWER9 DD1, in order to get around a hardware issue, we store in
> > every CPU thread's paca the paca pointers of all its siblings.
> >
> > Move this code into pnv_alloc_idle_core_states() soon after the space
> > for saving the sibling pacas is allocated.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Gautham R. Shenoy <ego@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> > - if (cpu_has_feature(CPU_FTR_POWER9_DD1)) {
> > - int cpu;
> > -
> > - pr_info("powernv: idle: Saving PACA pointers of all CPUs in their thread sibling PACA\n");
> > - for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
> > - int base_cpu = cpu_first_thread_sibling(cpu);
> > - int idx = cpu_thread_in_core(cpu);
> > - int i;
> > -
>
> You could move the thread_sibling_pacas allocation to here?
>
> Speaking of which... core_idle_state and thread_sibling_pacas are
> allocated with kmalloc_node... What happens if we take an SLB miss
> in the idle wakeup code on these guys? Nothing good I think. Perhaps
> we should put them into the pacas or somewhere in bolted memory.

Yes, though the SLB miss hasn't yet been encountered in practise so
far!

While one can define thread_sibling_pacas in PACA, it doesn't make
sense to allocate space for core_idle_state in PACA since the
allocated value of the secondary threads will never be used.

What is the right way to ensure that these allocations fall in the
bolted range ?

>
> Good cleanup though.
>
> Reviewed-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
>

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