powerpc/pseries: Add kernel parameter to disable batched hcalls
Will Schmidt [Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:33:12 +0000 (15:33 +0000)]
This introduces a pair of kernel parameters that can be used to disable
the MULTITCE and BULK_REMOVE h-calls.

By default, those hcalls are enabled, active, and good for throughput
and performance.  The ability to disable them will be useful for some of
the PREEMPT_RT related investigation and work occurring on Power.

Signed-off-by: Will Schmidt <will_schmidt@vnet.ibm.com>
cc: Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/iommu.c
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/lpar.c

index cdd2a6e..69bb6a9 100644 (file)
@@ -403,6 +403,10 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
        bttv.pll=       See Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Insmod-options
        bttv.tuner=     and Documentation/video4linux/bttv/CARDLIST
 
+       bulk_remove=off [PPC]  This parameter disables the use of the pSeries
+                       firmware feature for flushing multiple hpte entries
+                       at a time.
+
        c101=           [NET] Moxa C101 synchronous serial card
 
        cachesize=      [BUGS=X86-32] Override level 2 CPU cache size detection.
@@ -1490,6 +1494,10 @@ and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
        mtdparts=       [MTD]
                        See drivers/mtd/cmdlinepart.c.
 
+       multitce=off    [PPC]  This parameter disables the use of the pSeries
+                       firmware feature for updating multiple TCE entries
+                       at a time.
+
        onenand.bdry=   [HW,MTD] Flex-OneNAND Boundary Configuration
 
                        Format: [die0_boundary][,die0_lock][,die1_boundary][,die1_lock]
index a77bcae..fa2906a 100644 (file)
@@ -622,3 +622,17 @@ void iommu_init_early_pSeries(void)
        set_pci_dma_ops(&dma_iommu_ops);
 }
 
+static int __init disable_multitce(char *str)
+{
+       if (strcmp(str, "off") == 0 &&
+           firmware_has_feature(FW_FEATURE_LPAR) &&
+           firmware_has_feature(FW_FEATURE_MULTITCE)) {
+               printk(KERN_INFO "Disabling MULTITCE firmware feature\n");
+               ppc_md.tce_build = tce_build_pSeriesLP;
+               ppc_md.tce_free  = tce_free_pSeriesLP;
+               powerpc_firmware_features &= ~FW_FEATURE_MULTITCE;
+       }
+       return 1;
+}
+
+__setup("multitce=", disable_multitce);
index f129040..5d3ea9f 100644 (file)
@@ -627,6 +627,18 @@ static void pSeries_lpar_flush_hash_range(unsigned long number, int local)
                spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pSeries_lpar_tlbie_lock, flags);
 }
 
+static int __init disable_bulk_remove(char *str)
+{
+       if (strcmp(str, "off") == 0 &&
+           firmware_has_feature(FW_FEATURE_BULK_REMOVE)) {
+                       printk(KERN_INFO "Disabling BULK_REMOVE firmware feature");
+                       powerpc_firmware_features &= ~FW_FEATURE_BULK_REMOVE;
+       }
+       return 1;
+}
+
+__setup("bulk_remove=", disable_bulk_remove);
+
 void __init hpte_init_lpar(void)
 {
        ppc_md.hpte_invalidate  = pSeries_lpar_hpte_invalidate;