[Skiboot] [PATCH v3 0/3] powernv:stop: Use psscr_val, mask provided by firmware

Balbir Singh bsingharora at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 17:34:03 AEDT 2016

On 10/11/16 18:54, Gautham R. Shenoy wrote:
> From: "Gautham R. Shenoy" <ego at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> This is the third iteration of the patchset to use the psscr_val and
> psscr_mask provided by the firmware for each of the stop states.
> The previous version can be found here:
> [v2]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/10/27/143
> [v1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/9/29/45
> This version fixes a couple of bugs pertaining to strncpy and
> initialization of the target-residency values of nap and sleep
> which were pointed out by Paul and Oliver in the earlier version.
> Synopsis
> ==========
> In the current implementation, the code for ISA
> v3.0 stop implementation has a couple of shortcomings.
> a) The code hand-codes the values for ESL,EC,TR,MTL bits of PSSCR and
>    uses only the RL field from the firmware. While this is not
>    incorrect, since the hand-coded values are legitimate, it is not a
>    very flexible design since the firmware has the capability to
>    communicate these values via the "ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr" and
>    "ibm,cpu-idle-state-psscr-mask" properties. In case where the
>    firmware provides values for these fields that is different from
>    the hand-coded values, the current code will not work as intended.
> b) Due to issue a), the current code assumes that ESL=EC=1 for all the
>    stop states and hence the wakeup from the stop instruction will
>    happen at 0x100, the system-reset vector. However, the ISA v3.0
>    allows the ESL=EC=0 behaviour where the corresponding stop-state
>    loses no state and wakes up from the subsequent instruction. The
>    current code doesn't handle this case.

Sounds reasonable

Balbir Singh.

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