powerpc/rtas: Introduce rtas_get_sensor_fast() for IRQ handlers

Thomas Huth thuth at redhat.com
Wed Jul 22 21:40:01 AEST 2015

On 22/07/15 13:25, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-17-07 at 10:46:58 UTC, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> The EPOW interrupt handler uses rtas_get_sensor(), which in turn
>> uses rtas_busy_delay() to wait for RTAS becoming ready in case it
>> is necessary. But rtas_busy_delay() is annotated with might_sleep()
>> and thus may not be used by interrupts handlers like the EPOW handler!
>> This leads to the following BUG when CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP is
>> enabled:
> When did we break this?

 Hi Michael,

the bug has been introduced by commit 587f83e8dd50d22bc0c62e32ec49fd31
("powerpc/pseries: Use rtas_get_sensor in RAS code") which switched the
EPOW handler to use rtas_get_sensor() instead of using rtas_call directly.

Also have a look at this thread here:


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