[4/4] arch/powerpc/44x/fsp2: wdt tcr update instead of whole rewrite

Submitted by Ivan Mikhaylov on May 19, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

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Message ID 20170519154705.10504-1-ivan@de.ibm.com
State Accepted
Commit 6e2f03e292ef46eed2b31b0a344a91d514f9cd81
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Ivan Mikhaylov May 19, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Hi Michael,

>> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
>> index 2b33cfa..f75e512 100644
>> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
>> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
>> @@ -738,12 +738,28 @@ static int __init get_freq(char *name, int cells, unsigned long *val)
>>  
>>  static void start_cpu_decrementer(void)
>>  {
>> +	unsigned int tcr;
>>  #if defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x)
>>  	/* Clear any pending timer interrupts */
>>  	mtspr(SPRN_TSR, TSR_ENW | TSR_WIS | TSR_DIS | TSR_FIS);
>>  
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_FSP2
>> +	/*
>> +	 * Prevent a kernel panic caused by unintentionally clearing TCR
>> +	 * watchdog bits.  At this point in the kernel boot, the watchdog has
>> +	 * already been enabled by u-boot.  The original code's attempt to
>
> Don't refer to "the original code", as it doesn't exist anymore now that
> we've patched it. Just say something like ".. so we must not clear the
> watchdog configuration bits".
Ok, got it.

>That breaks the build for other platforms:
>
> arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c: In function ‘start_cpu_decrementer’:
> arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c:741:15: error: unused variable ‘tcr’ [-Werror=unused-variable]
>
Oops, didn't notice, my fault. 

>Or you could possibly just always leave TCR[WP], is there any case where
>it would be correct to clear that?
>
>cheers

From my point of view it's possible. I've checked docu and on idea
it should be possible cause WP is only affecting watchdog ping time.
Which in case of '00' is very small, around ~5 ms. 
Ben also in next message said about get rid of ifdef for FSP2.

And now patch looks like this, What do you think Michael, Ben?

 arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c |   15 +++++++++++++--
 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Michael Ellerman May 23, 2017, 4:09 a.m.
Ivan Mikhaylov <ivan@de.ibm.com> writes:
>
> From my point of view it's possible. I've checked docu and on idea
> it should be possible cause WP is only affecting watchdog ping time.

The question is, is there any chance that leaving those bits set on
another platform will cause a problem?

ie. on existing machines we always clear those bits, is it OK that we
will now start leaving those bits with whatever value they had.

cheers
Michael Ellerman May 30, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
On Fri, 2017-05-19 at 15:47:05 UTC, Ivan Mikhaylov wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> 
> >> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> >> index 2b33cfa..f75e512 100644
> >> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> >> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> >> @@ -738,12 +738,28 @@ static int __init get_freq(char *name, int cells, unsigned long *val)
> >>  
> >>  static void start_cpu_decrementer(void)
> >>  {
> >> +	unsigned int tcr;
> >>  #if defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x)
> >>  	/* Clear any pending timer interrupts */
> >>  	mtspr(SPRN_TSR, TSR_ENW | TSR_WIS | TSR_DIS | TSR_FIS);
> >>  
> >> +#ifdef CONFIG_FSP2
> >> +	/*
> >> +	 * Prevent a kernel panic caused by unintentionally clearing TCR
> >> +	 * watchdog bits.  At this point in the kernel boot, the watchdog has
> >> +	 * already been enabled by u-boot.  The original code's attempt to
> >
> > Don't refer to "the original code", as it doesn't exist anymore now that
> > we've patched it. Just say something like ".. so we must not clear the
> > watchdog configuration bits".
> Ok, got it.
> 
> >That breaks the build for other platforms:
> >
> > arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c: In function ‘start_cpu_decrementer’:
> > arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c:741:15: error: unused variable ‘tcr’ [-Werror=unused-variable]
> >
> Oops, didn't notice, my fault. 
> 
> >Or you could possibly just always leave TCR[WP], is there any case where
> >it would be correct to clear that?
> >
> >cheers
> 
> >From my point of view it's possible. I've checked docu and on idea
> it should be possible cause WP is only affecting watchdog ping time.
> Which in case of '00' is very small, around ~5 ms. 
> Ben also in next message said about get rid of ifdef for FSP2.
> 
> And now patch looks like this, What do you think Michael, Ben?
> 
>  arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c |   15 +++++++++++++--
>  1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> index bc2e08d..2411c49 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
> @@ -718,11 +718,22 @@ static int __init get_freq(char *name, int cells, unsigned long *val)
>  static void start_cpu_decrementer(void)
>  {
>  #if defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x)
> +	unsigned int tcr;
>  	/* Clear any pending timer interrupts */
>  	mtspr(SPRN_TSR, TSR_ENW | TSR_WIS | TSR_DIS | TSR_FIS);
>  
> -	/* Enable decrementer interrupt */
> -	mtspr(SPRN_TCR, TCR_DIE);
> +	tcr = mfspr(SPRN_TCR);
> +	/*
> +	 * At this point in the kernel boot, the watchdog has already
> +	 * been enabled by u-boot. If we set it this to '00' it may
> +	 * trigger watchdog earlier than needed which will cause
> +	 * inattentional kernel panic. In this case we leaving TCR[WP]
> +	 * bit setting from uboot/bootstrap.
> +	 */
> +	tcr &= TCR_WP_MASK; /* clear all bits except for TCR[WP] */
> +	tcr |= TCR_DIE; /* enable decrementer */
> +	mtspr(SPRN_TCR, tcr);
> +
>  #endif /* defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x) */
>  }
>  

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.

https://git.kernel.org/powerpc/c/6e2f03e292ef46eed2b31b0a344a91

cheers

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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
index bc2e08d..2411c49 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
@@ -718,11 +718,22 @@  static int __init get_freq(char *name, int cells, unsigned long *val)
 static void start_cpu_decrementer(void)
 {
 #if defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x)
+	unsigned int tcr;
 	/* Clear any pending timer interrupts */
 	mtspr(SPRN_TSR, TSR_ENW | TSR_WIS | TSR_DIS | TSR_FIS);
 
-	/* Enable decrementer interrupt */
-	mtspr(SPRN_TCR, TCR_DIE);
+	tcr = mfspr(SPRN_TCR);
+	/*
+	 * At this point in the kernel boot, the watchdog has already
+	 * been enabled by u-boot. If we set it this to '00' it may
+	 * trigger watchdog earlier than needed which will cause
+	 * inattentional kernel panic. In this case we leaving TCR[WP]
+	 * bit setting from uboot/bootstrap.
+	 */
+	tcr &= TCR_WP_MASK; /* clear all bits except for TCR[WP] */
+	tcr |= TCR_DIE; /* enable decrementer */
+	mtspr(SPRN_TCR, tcr);
+
 #endif /* defined(CONFIG_BOOKE) || defined(CONFIG_40x) */
 }