[v4,0/8] Support new pmem flush and sync instructions for POWER
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Aneesh Kumar K.V May 29, 2020, 5:28 a.m. UTC
This patch series enables the usage os new pmem flush and sync instructions on POWER
architecture. POWER10 introduces two new variants of dcbf instructions (dcbstps and dcbfps)
that can be used to write modified locations back to persistent storage. Additionally,
POWER10 also introduce phwsync and plwsync which can be used to establish order of these
writes to persistent storage.
This series exposes these instructions to the rest of the kernel. The existing
dcbf and hwsync instructions in P8 and P9 are adequate to enable appropriate
synchronization with OpenCAPI-hosted persistent storage. Hence the new instructions
are added as a variant of the old ones that old hardware won't differentiate.

On POWER10, pmem devices will be represented by a different device tree compat
strings. This ensures that older kernels won't initialize pmem devices on POWER10.

Changes from V3:
* Add new compat string to be used for the device.
* Use arch_pmem_flush_barrier() in dm-writecache.

Aneesh Kumar K.V (8):
  powerpc/pmem: Restrict papr_scm to P8 and above.
  powerpc/pmem: Add new instructions for persistent storage and sync
  powerpc/pmem: Add flush routines using new pmem store and sync
  libnvdimm/nvdimm/flush: Allow architecture to override the flush
  powerpc/pmem/of_pmem: Update of_pmem to use the new barrier
  powerpc/pmem: Avoid the barrier in flush routines
  powerpc/book3s/pmem: Add WARN_ONCE to catch the wrong usage of pmem
    flush functions.
  powerpc/pmem: Initialize pmem device on newer hardware

 arch/powerpc/include/asm/cacheflush.h     |  9 +++++
 arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc-opcode.h     | 12 ++++++
 arch/powerpc/lib/pmem.c                   | 46 +++++++++++++++++++++--
 arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c | 14 +++++++
 arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/pmem.c     |  6 +++
 drivers/md/dm-writecache.c                |  2 +-
 drivers/nvdimm/of_pmem.c                  |  1 +
 drivers/nvdimm/region_devs.c              |  8 ++--
 include/linux/libnvdimm.h                 |  4 ++
 9 files changed, 93 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)