[Skiboot] [PATCH RFC] platform: add OPAL_REBOOT_FULL_IPL reboot type

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Nov 23 11:52:53 AEDT 2016

Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com> writes:

> There may be circumstances in which a user wants to force a full IPL reboot
> rather than using fast reboot. Add a new reboot type, OPAL_REBOOT_FULL_IPL,
> that disables fast reboot. On platforms which don't support fast reboot,
> this will be equivalent to a normal reboot.
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com>
> ---
> Does this seem like a sensible idea? Corresponding kernel RFC will be sent 
> shortly.

I think it is. How we trigger that from the kernel is a whole other
question of course, as we already have the reboot on platform error
reboot type, and doing a full IPL is really probably something that only
devs care about?

After all, if you're having to do it you've already hit a bug :)

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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