[PATCH v2 0/5] Winkle support for offline cpus

Shreyas B. Prabhu shreyas at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Oct 1 17:46:52 EST 2014

Powernv already has support for nap and sleep and these states are used
by cpuidle framework. This patchset adds support for 'deep winkle' a 
deeper idle state. 

In deep winkle, entire chiplet (core/L2/L3) is power off, leading to 
higher power savings. But this results in hypervisor state loss. This
patchset add the necessary infrastructure to recover from hypervisor
state loss and enables offline cpus to use winkle. 

I've successfully tested subcore functionality with these patches. 
Particularly these two scenarios:

Scenario 1:
-> Set subcore-per-core to 4.
-> Offline and online a complete core
Check if core wakes up with 4 subcores

Scenario 2. 
-> Set subcore-per-core to 1.
-> Offline a core. 
-> set subcore-per-core to 4.
-> Online a core 
Check if core wakes up with 4 subcores.

In both these scenarios, the core wakes up with 4 subcores and can run 
guests on individual subcores.

Note, these patches apply on top 'powernv/cpuidle: Fastsleep workaround and
fixes' series.

Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa at MIT.EDU>
Cc: Preeti U. Murthy <preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org

Rebased on 3.17-rc7
Split from 'powerpc/powernv: Support for fastsleep and winkle'


Shreyas B. Prabhu (5):
  powerpc/powernv: Add OPAL call to save and restore
  powerpc: Adding macro for accessing Thread Switch Control Register
  powerpc/powernv: Add winkle infrastructure
  powerpc/powernv: Discover and enable winkle
  powerpc/powernv: Enter deepest supported idle state in offline

 arch/powerpc/include/asm/machdep.h             |  1 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h                |  3 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/paca.h                |  3 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h          |  2 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/processor.h           |  2 +
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/reg.h                 |  1 +
 arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c              |  1 +
 arch/powerpc/kernel/exceptions-64s.S           |  4 +-
 arch/powerpc/kernel/idle.c                     | 11 +++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_power7.S              | 81 ++++++++++++++++++++-
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal-wrappers.S |  1 +
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/powernv.h       |  1 +
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/setup.c         | 99 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/smp.c           |  6 +-
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/subcore.c       | 15 ++++
 15 files changed, 226 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


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