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From: Suman Anna <s-anna@ti.com>
To: Mathieu Poirier <mathieu.poirier@linaro.org>
Cc: Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>,
	Arnaud Pouliquen <arnaud.pouliquen@st.com>,
	Loic Pallardy <loic.pallardy@st.com>,
	Lokesh Vutla <lokeshvutla@ti.com>,
	Praneeth Bajjuri <praneeth@ti.com>,
	Hari Nagalla <hnagalla@ti.com>,
	<linux-remoteproc@vger.kernel.org>,
	<linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/5] remoteproc: Add support for detach-only during shutdown
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2021 18:27:47 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f7f6d096-3fea-47d4-b482-b874cb3db851@ti.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210805173506.GF3205691@p14s>

On 8/5/21 12:35 PM, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 02:17:22PM -0500, Suman Anna wrote:
>> Hi Mathieu,
>>
>> On 8/3/21 11:23 AM, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
>>> Good morning,
>>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 06:21:38PM -0500, Suman Anna wrote:
>>>> Hi Mathieu,
>>>>
>>>> On 8/2/21 1:44 PM, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 05:02:44PM -0500, Suman Anna wrote:
>>>>>> The remoteproc core has support for both stopping and detaching a
>>>>>> remote processor that was attached to previously, through both the
>>>>>> remoteproc sysfs and cdev interfaces. The rproc_shutdown() though
>>>>>> unconditionally only uses the stop functionality at present. This
>>>>>> may not be the default desired functionality for all the remoteproc
>>>>>> platform drivers.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Enhance the remoteproc core logic to key off the presence of the
>>>>>> .stop() ops and allow the individual remoteproc drivers to continue
>>>>>> to use the standard rproc_add() and rproc_del() API. This allows
>>>>>> the remoteproc drivers to only do detach if supported when the driver
>>>>>> is uninstalled, and the remote processor continues to run undisturbed
>>>>>> even after the driver removal.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Suman Anna <s-anna@ti.com>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> v2: Addressed various review comments from v1
>>>>>>  - Reworked the logic to not use remoteproc detach_on_shutdown and
>>>>>>    rely only on rproc callback ops
>>>>>>  - Updated the last para of the patch description
>>>>>> v1: https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-remoteproc/patch/20210522000309.26134-3-s-anna@ti.com/
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c  | 7 +++++++
>>>>>>  drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c  | 5 ++++-
>>>>>>  drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c | 6 ++++++
>>>>>>  3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
>>>>>> index 4ad98b0b8caa..16c932beed88 100644
>>>>>> --- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
>>>>>> @@ -42,6 +42,13 @@ static ssize_t rproc_cdev_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *buf, size_
>>>>>>  		    rproc->state != RPROC_ATTACHED)
>>>>>>  			return -EINVAL;
>>>>>>  
>>>>>> +		if (rproc->state == RPROC_ATTACHED &&
>>>>>
>>>>> This is already checked just above.
>>>>>
>>>>>> +		    !rproc->ops->stop) {
>>>>
>>>> Well, this is checking for both conditions, and not just the stop ops
>>>> independently. We expect to have .stop() defined normally for both regular
>>>> remoteproc mode and attached mode where you want to stop (and not detach), but
>>>> as you can see, I am supporting only detach and so will not have .stop() defined
>>>>  with RPROC_ATTACHED.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This is checked in rproc_stop() where -EINVAL is returned if ops::stop has not
>>>>> been provided.
>>>>
>>>> rproc_shutdown() actually doesn't return any status, so all its internal
>>>> checking gets ignored and a success is returned today.
>>>>
>>>
>>> That is correct, and I have suggested to add a return value in my previous
>>> review.
>>
>> Yeah ok. I can add a separate patch fixing that, and couple of these checks then
>> become redundant.
>>
>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> +			dev_err(&rproc->dev,
>>>>>> +				"stop not supported for this rproc, use detach\n");
>>>>>
>>>>> The standard error message from the shell should be enough here, the same way it
>>>>> is enough when the "start" and "stop" scenarios fail.
>>>>
>>>> Thought this was a bit more informative, but sure this trace can be dropped.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> +			return -EINVAL;
>>>>>> +		}
>>>>>> +
>>>>>>  		rproc_shutdown(rproc);
>>>>>>  	} else if (!strncmp(cmd, "detach", len)) {
>>>>>>  		if (rproc->state != RPROC_ATTACHED)
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
>>>>>> index 7de5905d276a..ab9e52180b04 100644
>>>>>> --- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
>>>>>> @@ -2075,7 +2075,10 @@ void rproc_shutdown(struct rproc *rproc)
>>>>>>  	if (!atomic_dec_and_test(&rproc->power))
>>>>>>  		goto out;
>>>>>>  
>>>>>> -	ret = rproc_stop(rproc, false);
>>>>>> +	if (rproc->state == RPROC_ATTACHED && !rproc->ops->stop)
>>>>>> +		ret = __rproc_detach(rproc);
>>>>>> +	else
>>>>>> +		ret = rproc_stop(rproc, false);
>>>>>
>>>>> As I indicated in my last review I think rproc_shutdown() and rproc_del() should
>>>>> be decoupled and the right call made in the platform drivers based on the state
>>>>> of the remote processor.  
>>>>
>>>> We have various remoteproc API provided in pairs - rproc_alloc()/rproc_free(),
>>>> rproc_add()/rproc_del(), rproc_boot()/rproc_shutdown() and
>>>> rproc_attach()/rproc_detach(). The drivers are configuring conditions for
>>>> auto-boot and RPROC_DETACHED. The reason they are coupled is primarily because
>>>> of the auto-boot done during rproc_add(). And we handle the RPROC_DETACHED case
>>>> just as well in rproc_boot().
>>>>
>>>
>>> The difference with rproc_boot() is that we are checking only the state of the
>>> remoteproc, everything else related to the remote processor operations is
>>> seamlessly handles by the state machine.  It is also tied to the
>>> rproc_trigger_auto_boot() mechanic - decoupling that would be messy without
>>> bringing any advantages other than keeping with a semantic symmetry.
>>
>> Most of this is actually tied to auto_boot if you think about it, not just the
>> rproc state. If we have auto_boot set to false, then rproc_add() would not do
>> anything, and the decision to start or attach can either be done through the
>> sysfs/cdev or a kernel remoteproc or some consumer driver. And the state machine
>> is getting influenced by this flag. auto-boot is a very useful feature.
>>
>> You are asking is to do things differently between the regular start/stop case
>> and attach/detach case ignoring the auto-boot. The semantic symmetry actually
>> makes it easier to follow the state machine given that there are some internal
>> reference counts as well.
> 
> I am definitely not asking to ignore the auto-boot flag.  All I said is that I
> did not split the semantic in rproc_boot() because of the auto-boot flag and the
> mechanic to handle it.
> 
>>
>> Note that we also have the devres API, and rproc_alloc()/rproc_free() and
>> rproc_add()/rproc_del() form the main remoteproc subsystem API. The drivers
>> would end up using matching calls if we don't have auto_boot.
>>
>>>
>>>> While what you have suggested works, but I am not quite convinced on this
>>>> asymmetric usage, and why this state-machine logic should be split between the
>>>> core and remoteproc drivers differently between attach and detach. To me,
>>>> calling rproc_detach() in remoteproc drivers would have made sense only if they
>>>> are also calling rproc_attach().
>>>
>>> As pointed out above I see rproc_boot() as a special case but if that really
>>> concerns you I'm open to consider patches that will take rproc_attach() out of
>>> rproc_boot(). 
>>>
>>
>> We are talking about a bigger behavioral change to remoteproc core here. So I
>> would definitely want to hear from others as well on this before we spend any
>> time reworking code.
>>
>> Meanwhile, how do I take this series forward? One option I can probably do is
>> turn off auto-boot for early-boot case in my drivers and do the matching
>> attach/detach.
>>
> 
> I don't think there is a need to turn off auto-boot for early boot, rproc_boot()
> will to the right thing.
> 
> As for the way forward, the easiest way I see is to call either rproc_shutdown()
> or rproc_detach() based on rproc->state in rproc_del().  That will work with
> devm_rproc_remove() and it is still possible for platorm drivers to explicitly
> call rproc_shutdown() before rproc_del() to force a remote processor that was
> attached to be switched off when the driver is removed.
> 
> That is all the time I had for remoteproc - I am officially away for the next two weeks.  

Yeah, I can make these modification. Let me spin a v3 with this, most probably
waiting for you when you come back :)

regards
Suman

> 
> Thanks,
> Mathieu
> 
>> regards
>> Suman
>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Conditions such as the above make the core code
>>>>> brittle, difficult to understand and tedious to maintain.
>>>>
>>>> The logic I have added actually makes rproc_shutdown behavior to be on par with
>>>> the rproc_boot().
>>>>
>>>> regards
>>>> Suman
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Mathieu
>>>>>
>>>>>>  	if (ret) {
>>>>>>  		atomic_inc(&rproc->power);
>>>>>>  		goto out;
>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
>>>>>> index ea8b89f97d7b..133e766f38d4 100644
>>>>>> --- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
>>>>>> @@ -206,6 +206,12 @@ static ssize_t state_store(struct device *dev,
>>>>>>  		    rproc->state != RPROC_ATTACHED)
>>>>>>  			return -EINVAL;
>>>>>>  
>>>>>> +		if (rproc->state == RPROC_ATTACHED &&
>>>>>> +		    !rproc->ops->stop) {
>>>>>> +			dev_err(&rproc->dev, "stop not supported for this rproc, use detach\n");
>>>>>> +			return -EINVAL;
>>>>>> +		}
>>>>>> +
>>>>>>  		rproc_shutdown(rproc);
>>>>>>  	} else if (sysfs_streq(buf, "detach")) {
>>>>>>  		if (rproc->state != RPROC_ATTACHED)
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> 2.32.0
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-05 23:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-23 22:02 [PATCH v2 0/5] K3 R5F & DSP IPC-only mode support Suman Anna
2021-07-23 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] remoteproc: Add support for detach-only during shutdown Suman Anna
2021-08-02 18:44   ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-08-02 23:21     ` Suman Anna
2021-08-03 16:23       ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-08-04 19:17         ` Suman Anna
2021-08-05 17:35           ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-08-05 23:27             ` Suman Anna [this message]
2021-08-09 17:00           ` Arnaud POULIQUEN
2021-07-23 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 2/5] remoteproc: k3-r5: Refactor mbox request code in start Suman Anna
2021-07-23 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 3/5] remoteproc: k3-r5: Add support for IPC-only mode for all R5Fs Suman Anna
2021-08-02 18:25   ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-07-23 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 4/5] remoteproc: k3-dsp: Refactor mbox request code in start Suman Anna
2021-07-23 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 5/5] remoteproc: k3-dsp: Add support for IPC-only mode for all K3 DSPs Suman Anna
2021-08-02 18:26   ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-07-26 16:28 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] K3 R5F & DSP IPC-only mode support Mathieu Poirier

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