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

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue May 20 08:38:48 EST 2014

On Mon, 2014-05-19 at 14:55 +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
> 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.

Yeah that worries me a bit, RTAS and OPAL are completely different

We can keep that error injection separate from the rest of the EEH
enablement for now. I'll look at it when I get a chance.


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