Commit 28347bce authored by HyeonSeung Jang's avatar HyeonSeung Jang Committed by Paul Mackerras
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[POWERPC] spufs: fix context switch during page fault

For better explanation, I break down the page fault handling into steps:

1) There is a page fault caused by DMA operation initiated by SPU and
DMA is suspended.

2) The interrupt handler 'spu_irq_class_1()/__spu_trap_data_map()' is
called and it just wakes up the sleeping spe-manager thread.

3) by PPE scheduler, the corresponding bottom half,
spu_irq_class_1_bottom() is called in process context and DMA is

There can be a quite large time gap between 2) and 3) and I found
the following problem:

Between 2) and 3) If the context becomes unbound, 3) is not executed
because when the spe-manager thread is awaken, the context is already
saved. (This situation can happen, for example, when a high priority spe
thread newly started in that time gap)

But the actual problem is that the corresponding SPU context does not
work even if it is bound again to a SPU.

Besides I can see the following warning in mambo simulator when the
context becomes
unbound(in save_mfc_cmd()), i.e. when unbind() is called for the
context after step 2) before 3) :

'WARNING: 61392752237: SPE2: MFC_CMD_QUEUE channel count of 15 is
inconsistent with number of available DMA queue entries of 16'

After I go through available documents, I found that the problem is
because the suspended DMA is not restarted when it is bound again.

Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Mackerras <>
parent a68cf983
......@@ -1779,6 +1779,15 @@ static inline void restore_mfc_cntl(struct spu_state *csa, struct spu *spu)
out_be64(&priv2->mfc_control_RW, csa->priv2.mfc_control_RW);
* FIXME: this is to restart a DMA that we were processing
* before the save. better remember the fault information
* in the csa instead.
if ((csa->priv2.mfc_control_RW & MFC_CNTL_SUSPEND_DMA_QUEUE_MASK)) {
out_be64(&priv2->mfc_control_RW, MFC_CNTL_RESTART_DMA_COMMAND);
static inline void enable_user_access(struct spu_state *csa, struct spu *spu)
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