[PATCH 4/4] powerpc/64s: Use POWER10 stsync barrier for wmb()

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Tue Jun 13 23:59:31 AEST 2023

Nicholas Piggin <npiggin at gmail.com> writes:
> The most expensive ordering for hwsync to provide is the store-load
> barrier, because all prior stores have to be drained to the caches
> before subsequent instructions can complete.
> stsync just orders stores which means it can just be a barrer that
> goes down the store queue and orders draining, and does not prevent
> completion of subsequent instructions. So it should be faster than
> hwsync.
> Use stsync for wmb(). Older processors that don't recognise the SC
> field should treat this as hwsync.

qemu (7.1) emulating ppc64e does not :/

  mpic: Setting up MPIC " OpenPIC  " version 1.2 at fe0040000, max 1 CPUs
  mpic: ISU size: 256, shift: 8, mask: ff
  mpic: Initializing for 256 sources
  Oops: Exception in kernel mode, sig: 4 [#1]

No more output.

(qemu) info registers                                                                                                │
NIP c000000000df4264   LR c0000000000ce49c CTR 0000000000000000 XER 0000000020000000 CPU#0                           │
MSR 0000000080001000 HID0 0000000000000000  HF 24020006 iidx 1 didx 1                                                │
 SRR0 c0000000000ce7c4  SRR1 0000000080081000    PVR 0000000080240020 VRSAVE 0000000000000000

$ objdump -d vmlinux | grep c0000000000ce7c4
c0000000000ce7c4:       7c 03 04 ac     stsync

That's qemu -M ppce500 -cpu e5500 or e6500.

I guess just put it behind an #ifdef 64S.


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