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SubjectRe: [RESEND][PATCH] powerpc/powernv : Save/Restore SPRG3 on entry/exit from stop.
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Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> writes:
> On Fri, 2018-07-20 at 12:32 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> writes:
>> > On Wed, 2018-07-18 at 13:42 +0530, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
>> > > On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 09:24:19AM +1000, Michael Neuling wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > DEFINE(PPC_DBELL_SERVER, PPC_DBELL_SERVER);
>> > > > > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
>> > > > > b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
>> > > > > index d85d551..5069d42 100644
>> > > > > --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
>> > > > > +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
>> > > > > @@ -120,6 +120,9 @@ power9_save_additional_sprs:
>> > > > > mfspr r4, SPRN_MMCR2
>> > > > > std r3, STOP_MMCR1(r13)
>> > > > > std r4, STOP_MMCR2(r13)
>> > > > > +
>> > > > > + mfspr r3, SPRN_SPRG3
>> > > > > + std r3, STOP_SPRG3(r13)
>> > > >
>> > > > We don't need to save it. Just restore it from paca->sprg_vdso which
>> > > > should
>> > > > never change.
>> > >
>> > > Ok. I will respin a patch to restore SPRG3 from paca->sprg_vdso.
>> > >
>> > > >
>> > > > How can we do better at catching these missing SPRGs?
>> > >
>> > > We can go through the list of SPRs from the POWER9 User Manual and
>> > > document explicitly why we don't have to save/restore certain SPRs
>> > > during the execution of the stop instruction. Does this sound ok ?
>> > >
>> > > (Ref: Table 4-8, Section 4.7.3.4 from the POWER9 User Manual
>> > > accessible from
>> > > https://openpowerfoundation.org/?resource_lib=power9-processor-users-manua
>> > > l)
>> >
>> > I was thinking of a boot time test case built into linux. linux has some
>> > boot
>> > time test cases which you can enable via CONFIG options.
>> >
>> > Firstly you could see if an SPR exists using the same trick xmon does in
>> > dump_one_spr(). Then once you have a list of usable SPRs, you could write
>> > all
>> > the known ones (I assume you'd have to leave out some, like the PSSCR), then
>> > set
>>
>> Write what value?
>>
>> Ideally you want to write a random bit pattern to reduce the chance
>> that only some bits are being restored.
>
> The xmon dump_one_spr() trick tries to work around that by writing one random
> value and then a different one to see if it really is a nop.
>
>> But you can't do that because writing a value to an SPRs has an effect.
>
> Sure that's a concern but xmon seems to get away with it.

I don't think it writes, but maybe I'm reading the code wrong.

Writing a random value to the MSR could be fun :)

>> Some of them might even need to be zero, in which case you can't really
>> distinguish that from a non-restored zero.
>
> It doesn't need to be perfect. It just needs to catch more than we have now.

Sure.

>> > the appropriate stop level, make sure you got into that stop level, and then
>> > see
>> > if that register was changed. Then you'd have an automated list of registers
>> > you
>> > need to make sure you save/restore at each stop level.
>> >
>> > Could something like that work?
>>
>> Maybe.
>>
>> Ignoring the problem of whether you can write a meaningful value to some
>> of the SPRs, I'm not entirely convinced it's going to work. But maybe
>> I'm wrong.
>
> Yeah, I'm not convinced it'll work either but it would be a nice piece of test
> infrastructure to have if it does work.

Yeah I guess I'd rather we worked on 1) and 2) below first :)

> We'd still need to marry up the SPR numbers we get from the test to what's
> actually being restored in Linux.
>
>> But there's a much simpler solution, we should 1) have a selftest for
>> getcpu() and 2) we should be running the glibc (I think?) test suite
>> that found this in the first place. It's frankly embarrassing that we
>> didn't find this.
>
> Yeah, we should do that also, but how do we catch the next SPR we are missing.
> I'd like some systematic way of doing that rather than wack-a-mole.

Whack-a-mole 😂😂😂😂

We could also improve things by documenting how each SPR is handled, eg.
is it saved/restored across idle, syscall, KVM etc. And possibly that
could even become code that defines how SPRs are handled, rather than it
all being done ad-hoc.

cheers

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