[PATCH v1 2/3] powerpc/powernv: Support PCI error injection

Mike Qiu qiudayu at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jul 22 14:00:44 EST 2014

On 07/22/2014 11:26 AM, Gavin Shan wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:10:42AM +0800, Mike Qiu wrote:
>> On 07/22/2014 06:49 AM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2014-07-21 at 16:06 +0800, Mike Qiu wrote:
>>>>> I don't like this. I much prefer have dedicated error injection files
>>>>> in their respective locations, something for PCI under the corresponding
>>>>> PCI bridge etc...
>>>> So PowerNV error injection will be designed rely on debugfs been
>>>> configured, right?
>>> Not necessarily. If we create a better debugfs layout for our PHBs, then
>>> yes. It might be useful to provide more info in there for example access
>>> to some of the counters ...
>>> But on the other hand, for error injection in general, I wonder if we should
>>> be under sysfs instead... something to study a bit.
>> In pHyp, general error injection use syscall:
>>     #define __NR_rtas        255
>> I don't know if it is a good idea to reuse this syscall for PowerNV.
>> At least, it is another choice without sysfs rely.
> We won't use syscall for routing the error injection on PowerNV any more.
> Generally speaking, we will use ioctl commands or subcode of EEH ioctl
> command, which was invented for EEH support for VFIO devices to suport
> QEMU. For the utility (errinjct) running on PowerNV, we will use debugfs
> entries. I have premature code for that, but don't have chance to polish
> it yet. Let me send you that so that you can start working from there.

OK, thanks
> Thanks,
> Gavin

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