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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/15] powerpc/powernv: implement opal_put_chars_atomic
On Tue, 01 May 2018 19:48:58 +1000
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2018-05-01 at 00:55 +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > The RAW console does not need writes to be atomic, so relax
> > opal_put_chars to be able to do partial writes, and implement an
> > _atomic variant which does not take a spinlock. This API is used
> > in xmon, so the less locking that is used, the better chance there
> > is that a crash can be debugged.
>
> Same comment I already had :-) "atomic" in Linux tends to mean
> something else (ie, atomic context), so I'd rather have something
> like opal_put_chars_sync() or such...

Oh yeah, I didn't ignore you, just... I thought atomic was okay.
atomic *also* tends to mean happens atomically. I think the in
atomic context meaning actually tends to be inatomic.

Sync I actually thought could be more easily confused with
synchronous vs asynchronous here.

>
> > Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h | 1 +
> > arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++--------
> > drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c | 18 +++++++++----
> > 3 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > index bbff49fab0e5..5d7072411561 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > @@ -303,6 +303,7 @@ extern void opal_configure_cores(void);
> >
> > extern int opal_get_chars(uint32_t vtermno, char *buf, int count);
> > extern int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *buf, int total_len);
> > +extern int opal_put_chars_atomic(uint32_t vtermno, const char *buf, int total_len);
> > extern int opal_flush_console(uint32_t vtermno);
> >
> > extern void hvc_opal_init_early(void);
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > index 55d4b1983110..bcdb90ada938 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > @@ -344,9 +344,9 @@ int opal_get_chars(uint32_t vtermno, char *buf, int count)
> > return 0;
> > }
> >
> > -int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +static int __opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len, bool atomic)
> > {
> > - unsigned long flags;
> > + unsigned long flags = 0 /* shut up gcc */;
> > int written;
> > __be64 olen;
> > s64 rc;
> > @@ -354,11 +354,8 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > if (!opal.entry)
> > return -ENODEV;
> >
> > - /* We want put_chars to be atomic to avoid mangling of hvsi
> > - * packets. To do that, we first test for room and return
> > - * -EAGAIN if there isn't enough.
> > - */
> > - spin_lock_irqsave(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> > + if (atomic)
> > + spin_lock_irqsave(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> > rc = opal_console_write_buffer_space(vtermno, &olen);
> > if (rc || be64_to_cpu(olen) < total_len) {
> > /* Closed -> drop characters */
> > @@ -391,14 +388,18 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> >
> > written = be64_to_cpu(olen);
> > if (written < total_len) {
> > - /* Should not happen */
> > - pr_warn("atomic console write returned partial len=%d written=%d\n", total_len, written);
> > + if (atomic) {
> > + /* Should not happen */
> > + pr_warn("atomic console write returned partial "
> > + "len=%d written=%d\n", total_len, written);
> > + }
> > if (!written)
> > written = -EAGAIN;
> > }
> >
> > out:
> > - spin_unlock_irqrestore(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> > + if (atomic)
> > + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> >
> > /* In the -EAGAIN case, callers loop, so we have to flush the console
> > * here in case they have interrupts off (and we don't want to wait
> > @@ -412,6 +413,22 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > return written;
> > }
> >
> > +int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +{
> > + return __opal_put_chars(vtermno, data, total_len, false);
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * opal_put_chars_atomic will not perform partial-writes. Data will be
> > + * atomically written to the terminal or not at all. This is not strictly
> > + * true at the moment because console space can race with OPAL's console
> > + * writes.
> > + */
> > +int opal_put_chars_atomic(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +{
> > + return __opal_put_chars(vtermno, data, total_len, true);
> > +}
> > +
> > int opal_flush_console(uint32_t vtermno)
> > {
> > s64 rc;
> > diff --git a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > index af122ad7f06d..0a72f98ee082 100644
> > --- a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > +++ b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > @@ -183,9 +183,15 @@ static int hvc_opal_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
> > return -ENOMEM;
> > pv->proto = proto;
> > hvc_opal_privs[termno] = pv;
> > - if (proto == HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI)
> > - hvsilib_init(&pv->hvsi, opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars,
> > + if (proto == HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI) {
> > + /*
> > + * We want put_chars to be atomic to avoid mangling of
> > + * hvsi packets.
> > + */
> > + hvsilib_init(&pv->hvsi,
> > + opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> > termno, 0);
> > + }
> >
> > /* Instanciate now to establish a mapping index==vtermno */
> > hvc_instantiate(termno, termno, ops);
> > @@ -376,8 +382,9 @@ void __init hvc_opal_init_early(void)
> > else if (of_device_is_compatible(stdout_node,"ibm,opal-console-hvsi")) {
> > hvc_opal_boot_priv.proto = HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI;
> > ops = &hvc_opal_hvsi_ops;
> > - hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi, opal_get_chars,
> > - opal_put_chars, index, 1);
> > + hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi,
> > + opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> > + index, 1);
> > /* HVSI, perform the handshake now */
> > hvsilib_establish(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi);
> > pr_devel("hvc_opal: Found HVSI console\n");
> > @@ -409,7 +416,8 @@ void __init udbg_init_debug_opal_hvsi(void)
> > hvc_opal_privs[index] = &hvc_opal_boot_priv;
> > hvc_opal_boot_termno = index;
> > udbg_init_opal_common();
> > - hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi, opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars,
> > + hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi,
> > + opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> > index, 1);
> > hvsilib_establish(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi);
> > }

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