cxl: Remove racy attempt to force EEH invocation in reset

Michael Ellerman mpe at
Fri Aug 28 07:58:33 AEST 2015

On Fri, 2015-21-08 at 07:25:15 UTC, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> cxl_reset currently PERSTs the slot, and then repeatedly tries to
> read MMIO space in order to kick off EEH.
> There are 2 problems with this: it's unnecessary, and it's racy.
> It's unnecessary because the PERST will bring down the PHB link.
> That will be picked up by the CAPP, which will send out an HMI.
> Skiboot, noticing an HMI from the CAPP, will send an OPAL
> notification to the kernel, which will trigger EEH recovery.
> It's also racy: the EEH recovery triggered by the CAPP will
> eventually cause the MMIO space to have its mapping invalidated
> and the pointer NULLed out. This races with our attempt to read
> the MMIO space. This is causing OOPSes in testing.
> Simply drop all the attempts to force EEH detection, and trust
> that Skiboot will send the notification and that we'll act on it.
> The Skiboot code to send the EEH notification has been in Skiboot
> for as long as CAPP recovery has been supported, so we don't need
> to worry about breaking obscure setups with ancient firmware.
> Cc: Ryan Grimm <grimm at>
> Cc: stable at
> Fixes: 62fa19d4b4fd ("cxl: Add ability to reset the card")
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Axtens <dja at>
> Acked-by: Ian Munsie <imunsie at>

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.


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