[PATCH v2] powerpc/papr_scm: Reduce error severity if nvdimm stats inaccessible

Vaibhav Jain vaibhav at linux.ibm.com
Thu May 6 05:16:06 AEST 2021

Currently drc_pmem_qeury_stats() generates a dev_err in case
"Enable Performance Information Collection" feature is disabled from
HMC or performance stats are not available for an nvdimm. The error is
of the form below:

papr_scm ibm,persistent-memory:ibm,pmemory at 44104001: Failed to query
	 performance stats, Err:-10

This error message confuses users as it implies a possible problem
with the nvdimm even though its due to a disabled/unavailable
feature. We fix this by explicitly handling the H_AUTHORITY and

In case of H_AUTHORITY error an info message is logged instead of an
error, saying that "Permission denied while accessing performance
stats". Also '-EACCES' error is return instead of -EPERM.

In case of H_UNSUPPORTED error we return a -EPERM error back from
drc_pmem_query_stats() indicating that performance stats-query
operation is not supported on this nvdimm.

Fixes: 2d02bf835e57('powerpc/papr_scm: Fetch nvdimm performance stats from PHYP')
Signed-off-by: Vaibhav Jain <vaibhav at linux.ibm.com>

* Updated the message logged in case of H_AUTHORITY error [ Ira ]
* Switched from dev_warn to dev_info in case of H_AUTHORITY error.
* Instead of -EPERM return -EACCESS for H_AUTHORITY error.
* Added explicit handling of H_UNSUPPORTED error.
 arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c
index ef26fe40efb0..12f1513f0fca 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c
@@ -310,6 +310,13 @@ static ssize_t drc_pmem_query_stats(struct papr_scm_priv *p,
 			"Unknown performance stats, Err:0x%016lX\n", ret[0]);
 		return -ENOENT;
+	} else if (rc == H_AUTHORITY) {
+		dev_info(&p->pdev->dev,
+			 "Permission denied while accessing performance stats");
+		return -EACCES;
+	} else if (rc == H_UNSUPPORTED) {
+		dev_dbg(&p->pdev->dev, "Performance stats unsupported\n");
+		return -EPERM;
 	} else if (rc != H_SUCCESS) {
 			"Failed to query performance stats, Err:%lld\n", rc);

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