[Skiboot] [PATCH v3 3/3] powernv: Pass PSSCR value and mask to power9_idle_stop

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Nov 23 20:51:10 AEDT 2016

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

> From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> The power9_idle_stop method currently takes only the requested stop
> level as a parameter and picks up the rest of the PSSCR bits from a
> hand-coded macro. This is not a very flexible design, especially when
> the firmware has the capability to communicate the psscr value and the
> mask associated with a particular stop state via device tree.
> This patch modifies the power9_idle_stop API to take as parameters the
> PSSCR value and the PSSCR mask corresponding to the stop state that
> needs to be set. These PSSCR value and mask are respectively obtained
> by parsing the "ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr" and
> "ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr-mask" fields from the device tree.
> In addition to this, the patch adds support for handling stop states
> for which ESL and EC bits in the PSSCR are zero. As per the
> architecture, a wakeup from these stop states resumes execution from
> the subsequent instruction as opposed to waking up at the System
> Vector.
> The older firmware sets only the Requested Level (RL) field in the
> psscr and psscr-mask exposed in the device tree. For older firmware
> where psscr-mask=0xf, this patch will set the default sane values that
> the set for for remaining PSSCR fields (i.e PSLL, MTL, ESL, EC, and
> TR).

So we're using psscr-mas=0xf as a signal that we're running on old

That's OK I think, but please send a patch to document it in the device
tree binding.

And call it out below in the code.


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