[PATCH v7 00/12] PECI device driver introduction
Jae Hyun Yoo
jae.hyun.yoo at linux.intel.com
Tue Jul 24 07:47:39 AEST 2018
Introduction of the Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) bus
device driver. PECI is a one-wire bus interface that provides a
communication channel from Intel processors and chipset components to
external monitoring or control devices. PECI is designed to support the
following sideband functions:
* Processor and DRAM thermal management
- Processor fan speed control is managed by comparing Digital Thermal
Sensor (DTS) thermal readings acquired via PECI against the
processor-specific fan speed control reference point, or TCONTROL. Both
TCONTROL and DTS thermal readings are accessible via the processor PECI
client. These variables are referenced to a common temperature, the TCC
activation point, and are both defined as negative offsets from that
- PECI based access to the processor package configuration space provides
a means for Baseboard Management Controllers (BMC) or other platform
management devices to actively manage the processor and memory power
and thermal features.
* Platform Manageability
- Platform manageability functions including thermal, power, and error
monitoring. Note that platform 'power' management includes monitoring
and control for both the processor and DRAM subsystem to assist with
data center power limiting.
- PECI allows read access to certain error registers in the processor MSR
space and status monitoring registers in the PCI configuration space
within the processor and downstream devices.
- PECI permits writes to certain registers in the processor PCI
* Processor Interface Tuning and Diagnostics
- Processor interface tuning and diagnostics capabilities
(Intel Interconnect BIST). The processors Intel Interconnect Built In
Self Test (Intel IBIST) allows for infield diagnostic capabilities in
the Intel UPI and memory controller interfaces. PECI provides a port to
execute these diagnostics via its PCI Configuration read and write
* Failure Analysis
- Output the state of the processor after a failure for analysis via
PECI uses a single wire for self-clocking and data transfer. The bus
requires no additional control lines. The physical layer is a self-clocked
one-wire bus that begins each bit with a driven, rising edge from an idle
level near zero volts. The duration of the signal driven high depends on
whether the bit value is a logic '0' or logic '1'. PECI also includes
variable data transfer rate established with every message. In this way, it
is highly flexible even though underlying logic is simple.
The interface design was optimized for interfacing between an Intel
processor and chipset components in both single processor and multiple
processor environments. The single wire interface provides low board
routing overhead for the multiple load connections in the congested routing
area near the processor and chipset components. Bus speed, error checking,
and low protocol overhead provides adequate link bandwidth and reliability
to transfer critical device operating conditions and configuration
This implementation provides the basic framework to add PECI extensions to
the Linux bus and device models. A hardware specific 'Adapter' driver can
be attached to the PECI bus to provide sideband functions described above.
It is also possible to access all devices on an adapter from userspace
through the /dev interface. A device specific 'Client' driver also can be
attached to the PECI bus so each processor client's features can be
supported by the 'Client' driver through an adapter connection in the bus.
This patch set includes Aspeed 24xx/25xx PECI driver and PECI
cputemp/dimmtemp drivers as the first implementation for both adapter and
client drivers on the PECI bus framework.
Changes since v6:
* Dropped off unnecessary examples from dt-bindings document.
* Fixed a bug in DIMM index mask building logic.
* Modified DIMM temp label strings to match with the way in BIOS.
* Changed PECI ioctl base number from B6 to B7 to avoid conflict with
* Seperated the PECI section in MAINTAINERS into two parts - PECI subsystem
and ASPEED PECI driver.
Changes since v5:
* Added more detailed descriptions for PECI client MFD documents.
* Changed PECI client MFD souce file names.
* Fixed DT example of PECI client MFD.
* Removed unnecessary debug printings.
* Moved the asm/intel-family.h inclusion place.
Changes since v4:
* Fixed an incorrect endianness handling in peci-aspeed.
* Added a comment to explain about the asm/intel-family.h inclusion.
* Added an MFD module to support multi-function PECI client devices.
Changes since v3:
* Made code more simple and compact.
* Removed unused header file inclusion.
* Fixed incorrect error return values and messages.
* Removed DTS margin temperature from the peci-cputemp.
* Made some magic numbers use defines.
* Moved peci_get_cpu_id() into peci-core as a common function.
* Replaced the cancel_delayed_work() call with a cancel_delayed_work_sync().
* Replaced AST and Aspeed uses with ASPEED.
* Simplified peci command timeout checking logic using
* Simplified endian swap codes using endian handling macros.
* Dropped regmap read/write error checking except for the first access.
* Added a PECI reset setting in the device tree node.
* Removed unnecessary sleep from the probe context.
* Removed IRQF_SHARED flag from irq request code in the ASPEED PECI driver.
* Fixed typos in documents.
* Combined peci-bus.txt, peci-adapter.txt and peci-client.txt into peci.txt.
* Fixed and swept documents to drop some incorrect or unnecessary
* Fixed device tree to make unit-address format use reg contents.
* Simplified bit manipulations using <linux/bitfield.h>.
* Made client CPU model checking use <asm/intel-family.h> if available.
* Modified adapter heap allocation method to use kobject reference count
* Added the low-level PECI xfer IOCTL again to support the Redfish
* Added PM domain attach/detach code.
* Added logic for device instantiation through sysfs.
* Fix a bug of interrupt status checking code in peci-aspeed driver.
Changes since v2:
* Divided peci-hwmon driver into two drivers, peci-cputemp and
* Added generic dt binding documents for PECI bus, adapter and client.
* Removed in_atomic() call from the PECI core driver.
* Improved PECI commands masking logic.
* Added permission check logic for PECI ioctls.
* Removed unnecessary type casts.
* Fixed some invalid error return codes.
* Added the mark_updated() function to improve update interval checking
* Fixed a bug in populated DIMM checking function.
* Fixed some typo, grammar and style issues in documents.
* Rewrote hwmon drivers to use devm_hwmon_device_register_with_info API.
* Made peci_match_id() function as a static.
* Replaced a deprecated create_singlethread_workqueue() call with an
* Reordered local variable definitions in reversed xmas tree notation.
* Listed up client CPUs that can be supported by peci-cputemp and
peci-dimmtemp hwmon drivers.
* Added CPU generation detection logic which checks CPUID signature through
* Improved interrupt handling logic in the Aspeed PECI adapter driver.
* Fixed SPDX license identifier style in header files.
* Changed some macros in peci.h to static inline functions.
* Dropped sleepable context checking code in peci-core.
* Adjusted rt_mutex protection scope in peci-core.
* Moved adapter->xfer() checking code into peci_register_adapter().
* Improved PECI command retry checking logic.
* Changed ioctl base from 'P' to 0xb6 to avoid confiliction and updated
ioctl-number.txt to reflect the ioctl number of PECI subsystem.
* Added a comment to describe PECI retry action.
* Simplified return code handling of peci_ioctl_ping().
* Changed type of peci_ioctl_fn to static const.
* Fixed range checking code for valid PECI commands.
* Fixed the error return code on invalid PECI commands.
* Fixed incorrect definitions of PECI ioctl and its handling logic.
Changes since v1:
* Additionally implemented a core driver to support PECI linux bus driver
* Modified Aspeed PECI driver to make that to be an adapter driver in PECI
* Modified PECI hwmon driver to make that to be a client driver in PECI
* Simplified hwmon driver attribute labels and removed redundant strings.
* Removed core_nums from device tree setting of hwmon driver and modified
core number detection logic to check the resolved_core register in client
CPU's local PCI configuration area.
* Removed dimm_nums from device tree setting of hwmon driver and added
populated DIMM detection logic to support dynamic creation.
* Removed indexing gap on core temperature and DIMM temperature attributes.
* Improved hwmon registration and dynamic attribute creation logic.
* Fixed structure definitions in PECI uapi header to make that use __u8,
__u16 and etc.
* Modified wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout error handling logic
in Aspeed PECI driver to deliver errors correctly.
* Removed low-level xfer command from ioctl and kept only high-level PECI
command suite as ioctls.
* Fixed I/O timeout logic in Aspeed PECI driver using ktime.
* Added a function into hwmon driver to simplify update delay checking.
* Added a function into hwmon driver to convert 10.6 to millidegree.
* Dropped non-standard attributes in hwmon driver.
* Fixed OF table for hwmon to make it indicate as a PECI client of Intel
* Added a maintainer of PECI subsystem into MAINTAINERS document.
Jae Hyun Yoo (13):
dt-bindings: Add a document of PECI subsystem
Documentation: ioctl: Add ioctl numbers for PECI subsystem
peci: Add support for PECI bus driver core
dt-bindings: Add a document of PECI adapter driver for ASPEED
ARM: dts: aspeed: peci: Add PECI node
peci: Add a PECI adapter driver for Aspeed AST24xx/AST25xx
dt-bindings: mfd: Add a document for PECI client MFD
mfd: intel-peci-client: Add PECI client MFD driver
Documentation: hwmon: Add documents for PECI hwmon client drivers
hwmon: Add PECI cputemp driver
hwmon: Add PECI dimmtemp driver
Add maintainers for the PECI subsystem
.../bindings/mfd/intel-peci-client.txt | 34 +
.../devicetree/bindings/peci/peci-aspeed.txt | 55 +
.../devicetree/bindings/peci/peci.txt | 43 +
Documentation/hwmon/peci-cputemp | 78 +
Documentation/hwmon/peci-dimmtemp | 50 +
Documentation/ioctl/ioctl-number.txt | 2 +
MAINTAINERS | 21 +
arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-g4.dtsi | 26 +
arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-g5.dtsi | 26 +
drivers/Kconfig | 2 +
drivers/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/hwmon/Kconfig | 28 +
drivers/hwmon/Makefile | 2 +
drivers/hwmon/peci-cputemp.c | 401 +++++
drivers/hwmon/peci-dimmtemp.c | 295 ++++
drivers/mfd/Kconfig | 14 +
drivers/mfd/Makefile | 1 +
drivers/mfd/intel-peci-client.c | 182 +++
drivers/peci/Kconfig | 39 +
drivers/peci/Makefile | 9 +
drivers/peci/peci-aspeed.c | 498 ++++++
drivers/peci/peci-core.c | 1438 +++++++++++++++++
include/linux/mfd/intel-peci-client.h | 81 +
include/linux/peci.h | 104 ++
include/uapi/linux/peci-ioctl.h | 265 +++
25 files changed, 3695 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mfd/intel-peci-client.txt
create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/peci/peci-aspeed.txt
create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/peci/peci.txt
create mode 100644 Documentation/hwmon/peci-cputemp
create mode 100644 Documentation/hwmon/peci-dimmtemp
create mode 100644 drivers/hwmon/peci-cputemp.c
create mode 100644 drivers/hwmon/peci-dimmtemp.c
create mode 100644 drivers/mfd/intel-peci-client.c
create mode 100644 drivers/peci/Kconfig
create mode 100644 drivers/peci/Makefile
create mode 100644 drivers/peci/peci-aspeed.c
create mode 100644 drivers/peci/peci-core.c
create mode 100644 include/linux/mfd/intel-peci-client.h
create mode 100644 include/linux/peci.h
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/peci-ioctl.h
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