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From: Vaibhav Jain <>
Cc: Vaibhav Jain <>,
	Dan Williams <>,
	"Aneesh Kumar K . V" <>,
	Michael Ellerman <>,
	"Oliver O'Halloran" <>,
	Santosh Sivaraj <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Ira Weiny <>
Subject: [PATCH v13 0/6] powerpc/papr_scm: Add support for reporting nvdimm health
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 18:14:01 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Changes since v12 [1]:
* Fixed the clang warning regarding variable length object' being not at
  the end of the 'struct nd_pdsm_cmd_pkg' by introducing a new layout.
* Removed instance of 'struct nd_cmd_pkg hdr' from 'struct
  nd_pdsm_cmd_pkg' and renamed the struct to 'struct nd_pkg_pdsm' to
  match the libndctl naming convention.
* Introduced 'union nd_pdsm_payload' thats a maximal union of all
  possible payload structs and use it instead of having flexible
  'payload' member 'struct nd_pdsm_cmd_pkg'.
* Introduce pdsm descriptor 'struct pdsm_cmd_desc' and its array
  __pdsm_cmd_descriptors[] that holds a payload 'size_[in|out]' and
  service function for each pdsm. This is analogues to
* Introduce function 'pdsm_cmd_desc()' to fetch the corresponding pdsm
  descriptor for each valid pdsm.
* Updated papr_scm_service_pdsm() to use 'pdsm_cmd_desc()' and apply
  checks on 'nd_cmd_pkg' payload based on psdm descriptor members and
  finally service the pdsm using the 'service' member of the
* Updated Patch-5 that to use the updated 'struct nd_pkg_pdsm'

The PAPR standard[2][4] provides mechanisms to query the health and
performance stats of an NVDIMM via various hcalls as described in
Ref[3].  Until now these stats were never available nor exposed to the
user-space tools like 'ndctl'. This is partly due to PAPR platform not
having support for ACPI and NFIT. Hence 'ndctl' is unable to query and
report the dimm health status and a user had no way to determine the
current health status of a NDVIMM.

To overcome this limitation, this patch-set updates papr_scm kernel
module to query and fetch NVDIMM health stats using hcalls described
in Ref[3].  This health and performance stats are then exposed to
userspace via sysfs and PAPR-NVDIMM-Specific-Methods(PDSM) issued by

These changes coupled with proposed ndtcl changes located at Ref[5]
should provide a way for the user to retrieve NVDIMM health status
using ndtcl.

Below is a sample output using proposed kernel + ndctl for PAPR NVDIMM
in a emulation environment:

 # ndctl list -DH

Dimm health report output on a pseries guest lpar with vPMEM or HMS
based NVDIMMs that are in perfectly healthy conditions:

 # ndctl list -d nmem0 -H

PAPR NVDIMM-Specific-Methods(PDSM)

PDSM requests are issued by vendor specific code in libndctl to
execute certain operations or fetch information from NVDIMMS. PDSMs
requests can be sent to papr_scm module via libndctl(userspace) and
libnvdimm (kernel) using the ND_CMD_CALL ioctl command which can be
handled in the dimm control function papr_scm_ndctl(). Current
patchset proposes a single PDSM to retrieve NVDIMM health, defined in
the newly introduced uapi header named 'papr_pdsm.h'. Support for
more PDSMs will be added in future.

Structure of the patch-set

The patch-set starts with a doc patch documenting details of hcall
H_SCM_HEALTH. Second patch exports kernel symbol seq_buf_printf()
thats used in subsequent patches to generate sysfs attribute content.

Third patch implements support for fetching NVDIMM health information
from PHYP and partially exposing it to user-space via a NVDIMM sysfs

Fourth patch updates papr_scm_ndctl() to handle a possible error case
and also improve debug logging.

Fifth patch deals with implementing support for servicing PDSM
commands in papr_scm module.

Finally the last patch implements support for servicing PDSM
'PAPR_PDSM_HEALTH' that returns the NVDIMM health information to

[2] "Power Architecture Platform Reference"
[3] commit 58b278f568f0
     ("powerpc: Provide initial documentation for PAPR hcalls")
[4] "Linux on Power Architecture Platform Reference"


Vaibhav Jain (6):
  powerpc: Document details on H_SCM_HEALTH hcall
  seq_buf: Export seq_buf_printf
  powerpc/papr_scm: Fetch nvdimm health information from PHYP
  powerpc/papr_scm: Improve error logging and handling papr_scm_ndctl()
  ndctl/papr_scm,uapi: Add support for PAPR nvdimm specific methods
  powerpc/papr_scm: Implement support for PAPR_PDSM_HEALTH

 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-papr-pmem |  27 ++
 Documentation/powerpc/papr_hcalls.rst         |  46 +-
 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/papr_pdsm.h     | 132 ++++++
 arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/papr_scm.c     | 420 +++++++++++++++++-
 include/uapi/linux/ndctl.h                    |   1 +
 lib/seq_buf.c                                 |   1 +
 6 files changed, 616 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-papr-pmem
 create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/papr_pdsm.h


             reply	other threads:[~2020-06-15 12:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-15 12:44 Vaibhav Jain [this message]
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 1/6] powerpc: Document details on H_SCM_HEALTH hcall Vaibhav Jain
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 2/6] seq_buf: Export seq_buf_printf Vaibhav Jain
2020-06-15 12:55   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-06-15 19:40     ` Dan Williams
2020-06-15 21:24     ` Steven Rostedt
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 3/6] powerpc/papr_scm: Fetch nvdimm health information from PHYP Vaibhav Jain
2020-06-16  2:23   ` Ira Weiny
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 4/6] powerpc/papr_scm: Improve error logging and handling papr_scm_ndctl() Vaibhav Jain
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 5/6] ndctl/papr_scm,uapi: Add support for PAPR nvdimm specific methods Vaibhav Jain
2020-06-15 12:44 ` [PATCH v13 6/6] powerpc/papr_scm: Implement support for PAPR_PDSM_HEALTH Vaibhav Jain

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