[PATCH 0/2] powerpc: powernv: Enable stop4 via cpuidle

Gautham R. Shenoy ego at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Jul 19 00:28:47 AEST 2017

From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego at linux.vnet.ibm.com>


The stop4 idle state on POWER9 is a deep idle state which loses
hypervisor resources, but whose latency is low enough that it can be
exposed via cpuidle.

Until now, the deep idle states which lose hypervisor resources (eg:
winkle) were only exposed via CPU-Hotplug.  Hence currently on wakeup
from such states, barring a few SPRs which need to be restored to
their older value, rest of the SPRS are reinitialized to their values
corresponding to that at boot time. When stop4 is used in the context
of cpuidle, we want these additional SPRs to be restored to their
older value, to ensure that the context on the CPU coming back from
idle is same as it was before going idle.

Additionally, the CPU which is in stop4 while idling can be woken up
by the decrementer interrupts. So we need to ensure that the LPCR is
programmed with PECE1 bit cleared via the stop-api only for the
CPU-Hotplug case and not for cpuidle.

The two patches in the series address this problem.

Gautham R. Shenoy (2):
  powernv/powerpc: Save/Restore additional SPRs for stop4 cpuidle
  powernv/powerpc: Clear PECE1 in LPCR via stop-api only on Hotplug

 arch/powerpc/include/asm/paca.h       |  7 ++++++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c     | 12 +++++++++
 arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S     | 46 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/idle.c | 12 ++++++++-
 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/smp.c  | 28 ++++++++++++++++++---
 5 files changed, 98 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)


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