[PATCH V2 2/2] powerpc/kexec: Reset HILE before kexec_sequence
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Thu Jul 9 11:40:20 AEST 2015
On Wed, 2015-07-08 at 16:51 +1000, Stewart Smith wrote:
> Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> writes:
> > On Wed, 2015-07-08 at 14:37 +1000, Samuel Mendoza-Jonas wrote:
> >> On powernv secondary cpus are returned to OPAL, and will then enter the
> >> target kernel in big-endian. However if it is set the HILE bit will persist,
> >> causing the first exception in the target kernel to be delivered in
> >> litte-endian regardless of the kernel endianess.
> >> Make sure that the HILE bit is switched off before entering
> >> kexec_sequence.
> >> Signed-off-by: Samuel Mendoza-Jonas <sam.mj at au1.ibm.com>
> >> ---
> >> arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c | 6 ++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> >> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c
> >> index 1a74446..2266135c 100644
> >> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c
> >> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_64.c
> >> @@ -356,6 +358,10 @@ void default_machine_kexec(struct kimage *image)
> >> * switched to a static version!
> >> */
> >> + /* Reset HILE in case we kexec into an older BE kernel */
> >> + if (firmware_has_feature(FW_FEATURE_OPALv3))
> >> + opal_reinit_cpus(OPAL_REINIT_CPUS_HILE_BE);
> > It's not safe to do this here.
> > We are still in virtual mode and have external interrupts enabled, so you could
> > easily take an exception of some kind and then you'd blow up. Mashing the
> > keyboard during kexec might even be enough.
> Hrm... interrupts are disabled in kexec_sequence, should we be doing
> this there instead I wonder? At this point we're pretty much at the
> point of no return, so maybe we just need to disable interrupts first?
> > I think a better API would be that opal_return_cpu() deals with this under the
> > covers. I think we talked about that, so maybe there was some reason that
> > wasn't possible.
> opal_return_cpu() acts on current CPU which if we started flipping HILE
> there we'd hit PowerISA 2.07 Section 2.11:
> "The contents of the HILE bit must be the same for all
> threads under the control of a given instance of the
> hypervisor; otherwise all results are undefined."
> so we'd have to do something kind of funny in opal_return_cpu() to work
> out what's going on. Keeping in mind that opal_return_cpu() is also used
> in the fsp code update path (which I haven't gone and really looked at
> in this context though).
> I'm not convinced that opal_return_cpu() doing the HILE switch is
> safe when we'd be relying on the kernel to pretty much do this all at
> the same time (when we really have opal_reinit_cpus to do that)
Yeah I agree.
What I meant is that after you return a cpu to OPAL, when you (or actually
someone else) restart it, at that point it should be put into a well defined
state, including HILE.
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