[PATCH 6/8] powerpc: Extend syscall ppc_rtas()

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Mon May 19 22:55:40 EST 2014

On 14.05.14 06:12, Gavin Shan wrote:
> Originally, syscall ppc_rtas() can be used to invoke RTAS call from
> user space. Utility "errinjct" is using it to inject various errors
> to the system for testing purpose. The patch intends to extend the
> syscall to support both pSeries and PowerNV platform. With that,
> RTAS and OPAL call can be invoked from user space. In turn, utility
> "errinjct" can be supported on pSeries and PowerNV platform at same
> time.
> The original syscall handler ppc_rtas() is renamed to ppc_firmware(),
> which calls ppc_call_rtas() or ppc_call_opal() depending on the
> running platform. The data transported between userland and kerenl is

Please fix your spelling of kernel.

> by "struct rtas_args". It's platform specific on how to use the data.
> Signed-off-by: Mike Qiu <qiudayu at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Gavin Shan <gwshan at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

I think the basic idea to maintain the same interface between PAPR and 
OPAL to user space is sound, but this is really Ben's call.


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