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From: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
To: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jiri Slaby  <jslaby@suse.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 08/15] powerpc/powernv: implement opal_put_chars_atomic
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 20:37:21 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180501203721.7b60fcd8@roar.ozlabs.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1525168138.2325.100.camel@kernel.crashing.org>

On Tue, 01 May 2018 19:48:58 +1000
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2018-05-01 at 00:55 +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > The RAW console does not need writes to be atomic, so relax
> > opal_put_chars to be able to do partial writes, and implement an
> > _atomic variant which does not take a spinlock. This API is used
> > in xmon, so the less locking that is used, the better chance there
> > is that a crash can be debugged.  
> 
> Same comment I already had :-) "atomic" in Linux tends to mean
> something else (ie, atomic context), so I'd rather have something
> like opal_put_chars_sync() or such...

Oh yeah, I didn't ignore you, just... I thought atomic was okay.
atomic *also* tends to mean happens atomically. I think the in
atomic context meaning actually tends to be inatomic.

Sync I actually thought could be more easily confused with
synchronous vs asynchronous here.

> 
> > Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
> > ---
> >  arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h       |  1 +
> >  arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++--------
> >  drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c            | 18 +++++++++----
> >  3 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > index bbff49fab0e5..5d7072411561 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/opal.h
> > @@ -303,6 +303,7 @@ extern void opal_configure_cores(void);
> >  
> >  extern int opal_get_chars(uint32_t vtermno, char *buf, int count);
> >  extern int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *buf, int total_len);
> > +extern int opal_put_chars_atomic(uint32_t vtermno, const char *buf, int total_len);
> >  extern int opal_flush_console(uint32_t vtermno);
> >  
> >  extern void hvc_opal_init_early(void);
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > index 55d4b1983110..bcdb90ada938 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
> > @@ -344,9 +344,9 @@ int opal_get_chars(uint32_t vtermno, char *buf, int count)
> >  	return 0;
> >  }
> >  
> > -int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +static int __opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len, bool atomic)
> >  {
> > -	unsigned long flags;
> > +	unsigned long flags = 0 /* shut up gcc */;
> >  	int written;
> >  	__be64 olen;
> >  	s64 rc;
> > @@ -354,11 +354,8 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> >  	if (!opal.entry)
> >  		return -ENODEV;
> >  
> > -	/* We want put_chars to be atomic to avoid mangling of hvsi
> > -	 * packets. To do that, we first test for room and return
> > -	 * -EAGAIN if there isn't enough.
> > -	 */
> > -	spin_lock_irqsave(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> > +	if (atomic)
> > +		spin_lock_irqsave(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> >  	rc = opal_console_write_buffer_space(vtermno, &olen);
> >  	if (rc || be64_to_cpu(olen) < total_len) {
> >  		/* Closed -> drop characters */
> > @@ -391,14 +388,18 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> >  
> >  	written = be64_to_cpu(olen);
> >  	if (written < total_len) {
> > -		/* Should not happen */
> > -		pr_warn("atomic console write returned partial len=%d written=%d\n", total_len, written);
> > +		if (atomic) {
> > +			/* Should not happen */
> > +			pr_warn("atomic console write returned partial "
> > +				"len=%d written=%d\n", total_len, written);
> > +		}
> >  		if (!written)
> >  			written = -EAGAIN;
> >  	}
> >  
> >  out:
> > -	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> > +	if (atomic)
> > +		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&opal_write_lock, flags);
> >  
> >  	/* In the -EAGAIN case, callers loop, so we have to flush the console
> >  	 * here in case they have interrupts off (and we don't want to wait
> > @@ -412,6 +413,22 @@ int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> >  	return written;
> >  }
> >  
> > +int opal_put_chars(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +{
> > +	return __opal_put_chars(vtermno, data, total_len, false);
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * opal_put_chars_atomic will not perform partial-writes. Data will be
> > + * atomically written to the terminal or not at all. This is not strictly
> > + * true at the moment because console space can race with OPAL's console
> > + * writes.
> > + */
> > +int opal_put_chars_atomic(uint32_t vtermno, const char *data, int total_len)
> > +{
> > +	return __opal_put_chars(vtermno, data, total_len, true);
> > +}
> > +
> >  int opal_flush_console(uint32_t vtermno)
> >  {
> >  	s64 rc;
> > diff --git a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > index af122ad7f06d..0a72f98ee082 100644
> > --- a/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > +++ b/drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_opal.c
> > @@ -183,9 +183,15 @@ static int hvc_opal_probe(struct platform_device *dev)
> >  			return -ENOMEM;
> >  		pv->proto = proto;
> >  		hvc_opal_privs[termno] = pv;
> > -		if (proto == HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI)
> > -			hvsilib_init(&pv->hvsi, opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars,
> > +		if (proto == HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI) {
> > +			/*
> > +			 * We want put_chars to be atomic to avoid mangling of
> > +			 * hvsi packets.
> > +			 */
> > +			hvsilib_init(&pv->hvsi,
> > +				     opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> >  				     termno, 0);
> > +		}
> >  
> >  		/* Instanciate now to establish a mapping index==vtermno */
> >  		hvc_instantiate(termno, termno, ops);
> > @@ -376,8 +382,9 @@ void __init hvc_opal_init_early(void)
> >  	else if (of_device_is_compatible(stdout_node,"ibm,opal-console-hvsi")) {
> >  		hvc_opal_boot_priv.proto = HV_PROTOCOL_HVSI;
> >  		ops = &hvc_opal_hvsi_ops;
> > -		hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi, opal_get_chars,
> > -			     opal_put_chars, index, 1);
> > +		hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi,
> > +			     opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> > +			     index, 1);
> >  		/* HVSI, perform the handshake now */
> >  		hvsilib_establish(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi);
> >  		pr_devel("hvc_opal: Found HVSI console\n");
> > @@ -409,7 +416,8 @@ void __init udbg_init_debug_opal_hvsi(void)
> >  	hvc_opal_privs[index] = &hvc_opal_boot_priv;
> >  	hvc_opal_boot_termno = index;
> >  	udbg_init_opal_common();
> > -	hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi, opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars,
> > +	hvsilib_init(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi,
> > +		     opal_get_chars, opal_put_chars_atomic,
> >  		     index, 1);
> >  	hvsilib_establish(&hvc_opal_boot_priv.hvsi);
> >  }  

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-01 10:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-30 14:55 [PATCH 00/15] hvc and powerpc opal console latency reduction Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 01/15] powerpc/powernv: opal_put_chars partial write fix Nicholas Piggin
2018-07-24 13:59   ` [01/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 02/15] powerpc/powernv: Fix OPAL console driver OPAL_BUSY loops Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 03/15] powerpc/powernv: opal-kmsg standardise OPAL_BUSY handling Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 04/15] powerpc/powernv: opal-kmsg use flush fallback from console code Nicholas Piggin
2018-05-04  5:16   ` Michael Ellerman
2018-05-04  5:37     ` Nicholas Piggin
2018-05-07 10:36       ` Michael Ellerman
2018-05-08  3:40         ` Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 05/15] powerpc/powernv: Implement and use opal_flush_console Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 06/15] powerpc/powernv: Remove OPALv1 support from opal console driver Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 07/15] powerpc/powernv: move opal console flushing to udbg Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 08/15] powerpc/powernv: implement opal_put_chars_atomic Nicholas Piggin
2018-05-01  9:48   ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2018-05-01 10:37     ` Nicholas Piggin [this message]
2018-05-07 10:35       ` Michael Ellerman
2018-05-08  3:36         ` Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 09/15] tty: hvc: remove unexplained "just in case" spin delay Nicholas Piggin
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 10/15] tty: hvc: use mutex instead of spinlock for hvc_structs lock Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-13 11:22   ` [10/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 11/15] tty: hvc: hvc_poll break hv read loop Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-13 11:23   ` [11/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 12/15] tty: hvc: hvc_poll may sleep Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-13 11:23   ` [12/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 13/15] tty: hvc: hvc_write " Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-13 11:23   ` [13/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 14/15] tty: hvc: introduce the hv_ops.flush operation for hvc drivers Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-13 11:23   ` [14/15] " Michael Ellerman
2018-04-30 14:55 ` [PATCH 15/15] powerpc/powernv: provide a console flush operation for opal hvc driver Nicholas Piggin
2018-08-21 10:35   ` [15/15] " Michael Ellerman

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