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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-08-07 10:33:50 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-08-07 10:33:50 -0700
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Merge tag 'powerpc-5.9-1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/powerpc/linux
Pull powerpc updates from Michael Ellerman: - Add support for (optionally) using queued spinlocks & rwlocks. - Support for a new faster system call ABI using the scv instruction on Power9 or later. - Drop support for the PROT_SAO mmap/mprotect flag as it will be unsupported on Power10 and future processors, leaving us with no way to implement the functionality it requests. This risks breaking userspace, though we believe it is unused in practice. - A bug fix for, and then the removal of, our custom stack expansion checking. We now allow stack expansion up to the rlimit, like other architectures. - Remove the remnants of our (previously disabled) topology update code, which tried to react to NUMA layout changes on virtualised systems, but was prone to crashes and other problems. - Add PMU support for Power10 CPUs. - A change to our signal trampoline so that we don't unbalance the link stack (branch return predictor) in the signal delivery path. - Lots of other cleanups, refactorings, smaller features and so on as usual. Thanks to: Abhishek Goel, Alastair D'Silva, Alexander A. Klimov, Alexey Kardashevskiy, Alistair Popple, Andrew Donnellan, Aneesh Kumar K.V, Anju T Sudhakar, Anton Blanchard, Arnd Bergmann, Athira Rajeev, Balamuruhan S, Bharata B Rao, Bill Wendling, Bin Meng, C├ędric Le Goater, Chris Packham, Christophe Leroy, Christoph Hellwig, Daniel Axtens, Dan Williams, David Lamparter, Desnes A. Nunes do Rosario, Erhard F., Finn Thain, Frederic Barrat, Ganesh Goudar, Gautham R. Shenoy, Geoff Levand, Greg Kurz, Gustavo A. R. Silva, Hari Bathini, Harish, Imre Kaloz, Joel Stanley, Joe Perches, John Crispin, Jordan Niethe, Kajol Jain, Kamalesh Babulal, Kees Cook, Laurent Dufour, Leonardo Bras, Li RongQing, Madhavan Srinivasan, Mahesh Salgaonkar, Mark Cave-Ayland, Michal Suchanek, Milton Miller, Mimi Zohar, Murilo Opsfelder Araujo, Nathan Chancellor, Nathan Lynch, Naveen N. Rao, Nayna Jain, Nicholas Piggin, Oliver O'Halloran, Palmer Dabbelt, Pedro Miraglia Franco de Carvalho, Philippe Bergheaud, Pingfan Liu, Pratik Rajesh Sampat, Qian Cai, Qinglang Miao, Randy Dunlap, Ravi Bangoria, Sachin Sant, Sam Bobroff, Sandipan Das, Santosh Sivaraj, Satheesh Rajendran, Shirisha Ganta, Sourabh Jain, Srikar Dronamraju, Stan Johnson, Stephen Rothwell, Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo, Thiago Jung Bauermann, Tom Lane, Vaibhav Jain, Vladis Dronov, Wei Yongjun, Wen Xiong, YueHaibing. * tag 'powerpc-5.9-1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/powerpc/linux: (337 commits) selftests/powerpc: Fix pkey syscall redefinitions powerpc: Fix circular dependency between percpu.h and mmu.h powerpc/powernv/sriov: Fix use of uninitialised variable selftests/powerpc: Skip vmx/vsx/tar/etc tests on older CPUs powerpc/40x: Fix assembler warning about r0 powerpc/papr_scm: Add support for fetching nvdimm 'fuel-gauge' metric powerpc/papr_scm: Fetch nvdimm performance stats from PHYP cpuidle: pseries: Fixup exit latency for CEDE(0) cpuidle: pseries: Add function to parse extended CEDE records cpuidle: pseries: Set the latency-hint before entering CEDE selftests/powerpc: Fix online CPU selection powerpc/perf: Consolidate perf_callchain_user_[64|32]() powerpc/pseries/hotplug-cpu: Remove double free in error path powerpc/pseries/mobility: Add pr_debug() for device tree changes powerpc/pseries/mobility: Set pr_fmt() powerpc/cacheinfo: Warn if cache object chain becomes unordered powerpc/cacheinfo: Improve diagnostics about malformed cache lists powerpc/cacheinfo: Use name@unit instead of full DT path in debug messages powerpc/cacheinfo: Set pr_fmt() powerpc: fix function annotations to avoid section mismatch warnings with gcc-10 ...
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@@ -1935,6 +1935,20 @@ There are some more advanced barrier functions:
relaxed I/O accessors and the Documentation/DMA-API.txt file for more
information on consistent memory.
+ (*) pmem_wmb();
+
+ This is for use with persistent memory to ensure that stores for which
+ modifications are written to persistent storage reached a platform
+ durability domain.
+
+ For example, after a non-temporal write to pmem region, we use pmem_wmb()
+ to ensure that stores have reached a platform durability domain. This ensures
+ that stores have updated persistent storage before any data access or
+ data transfer caused by subsequent instructions is initiated. This is
+ in addition to the ordering done by wmb().
+
+ For load from persistent memory, existing read memory barriers are sufficient
+ to ensure read ordering.
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IMPLICIT KERNEL MEMORY BARRIERS