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authorRavi K. Nittala <ravi.nittala@in.ibm.com>2011-10-03 21:49:53 +0000
committerBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>2011-11-25 14:11:29 +1100
commitdf17f56d8a1a3a533b6b3e3a49a624626a49b197 (patch)
treef88a555f03a8d1933d829c8b14ac252cc3f33420 /arch/powerpc/include
parentcc35b6766878e31accc95c3fdae945bdadc73a46 (diff)
powerpc/pseries: Cancel RTAS event scan before firmware flash
The RTAS firmware flash update is conducted using an RTAS call that is serialized by lock_rtas() which uses spin_lock. While the flash is in progress, rtasd performs scan for any RTAS events that are generated by the system. rtasd keeps scanning for the RTAS events generated on the machine. This is performed via workqueue mechanism. The rtas_event_scan() also uses an RTAS call to scan the events, eventually trying to acquire the spin_lock before issuing the request. The flash update takes a while to complete and during this time, any other RTAS call has to wait. In this case, rtas_event_scan() waits for a long time on the spin_lock resulting in a soft lockup. Fix: Just before the flash update is performed, the queued rtas_event_scan() work item is cancelled from the work queue so that there is no other RTAS call issued while the flash is in progress. After the flash completes, the system reboots and the rtas_event_scan() is rescheduled. Signed-off-by: Suzuki Poulose <suzuki@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ravi Nittala <ravi.nittala@in.ibm.com> Reported-by: Divya Vikas <divya.vikas@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc/include')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/rtas.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/rtas.h
index 41f69ae79d4..1646b76bd3d 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/rtas.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/rtas.h
@@ -245,6 +245,12 @@ extern int early_init_dt_scan_rtas(unsigned long node,
extern void pSeries_log_error(char *buf, unsigned int err_type, int fatal);
+extern void rtas_cancel_event_scan(void);
+static inline void rtas_cancel_event_scan(void) { }
/* Error types logged. */
#define ERR_FLAG_BOOT 0x1 /* log was pulled from NVRAM on boot */