[Skiboot] skiboot 5.10.5

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.ibm.com
Tue Apr 24 14:13:41 AEST 2018


skiboot 5.10.5 was released on Tuesday April 24th, 2018. It replaces
skiboot-5.10.4 as the current stable release in the 5.10.x series.

It is recommended that 5.10.5 be used instead of any previous 5.10.x
version due to the bug fixes and debugging enhancements in it.

Over skiboot-5.10.4, we have four bug fixes:

* npu2/hw-procedures: fence bricks on GPU reset

  The NPU workbook defines a way of fencing a brick and getting the
  brick out of fence state. We do have an implementation of bringing
  the brick out of fenced/quiesced state. We do the latter in our
  procedures, but to support run time reset we need to do the former.

  The fencing ensures that access to memory behind the links will not
  lead to HMI’s, but instead SUE’s will be populated in cache (in the
  case of speculation). The expectation is then that prior to and
  after reset, the operating system components will flush the cache
  for the region of memory behind the GPU.

  This patch does the following:

     1. Implements a npu2_dev_fence_brick() function to set/clear
        fence state

     2. Clear FIR bits prior to clearing the fence status

     3. Clear’s the fence status

     4. We take the powerbus out of CQ fence much later now, in
        credits_check() which is the last hardware procedure called
        after link training.

* hdata/spira: parse vpd to add part-number and serial-number to
  xscom@ node

  Expected by FWTS and associates our processor with the part/serial
  number, which is obviously a good thing for one’s own sanity.

* hw/imc: Check for pause_microcode_at_boot() return status

  pause_microcode_at_boot() loops through all the chip’s ucode control
  block and pause the ucode if it is in the running state. But it does
  not fail if any of the chip’s ucode is not initialised.

  Add code to return a failure if ucode is not initialized in any of
  the chip. Since pause_microcode_at_boot() is called just before
  attaching the IMC device nodes in imc_init(), add code to check for
  the function return.

* core/cpufeatures: Fix setting DARN and SCV HWCAP feature bits

  DARN and SCV has been assigned AT_HWCAP2 (32-63) bits:

     #define PPC_FEATURE2_DARN               0x00200000 /* darn random number insn */
     #define PPC_FEATURE2_SCV                0x00100000 /* scv syscall */

  A cpufeatures-aware OS will not advertise these to userspace without
  this patch.

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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