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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 6/6] hwmon: use smp_call_on_cpu() for dell-smm i8k

On 21/04/16 15:27, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Thursday 21 April 2016 15:12:52 Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 21/04/16 12:57, Pali Rohár wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 05 April 2016 21:31:52 Pali Rohár wrote:
>>>> On Tuesday 05 April 2016 16:54:14 Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 05, 2016 at 07:10:07AM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>>>> Use the smp_call_on_cpu() function to call system management
>>>>>> mode on cpu 0.
>>>>>> Make call secure by adding get_online_cpus() to avoid e.g. suspend
>>>>>> resume cycles in between.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> V4: add call to get_online_cpus()
>>>>> Pali, any chance to test this ?
>>>> I can test it, but just on machine where (probably) smm calls can be 
>>>> send from any cpu... Need some time for testing and I believe I can do 
>>>> that at the end of the week.
>>> Sorry I had absolutely no more free time last weekend :-( And same
>>> prediction is for this weekend and also next one...
>> Pali, I've got a Dell laptop (Latitude E6440) here. Would this device be
>> okay for a test?
> Hi!
> Proper regression test should check if this patch does not break any
> function or drivers dependent on dcdbas.ko. And should be done on both
> notebook devices: which needs to issue that smm call on cpu 0 and also
> on which it is not needed.

Hmm, couldn't get one which needs smm to be called on cpu 0.
OTOH I've done various tests and added a printk() in raise_smm()
and i8k_smm_func() issuing the cpu number it was called on.

> Some notebooks which needs smm call to issued from cpu 0 can be found in
> git commit messages of i8k, dell-laptop or dcdbas kernel drivers.
>> What would you do for testing? In case you can give me
>> some hints how to do a sensible test I'd do it.
> Test e.g. dell-laptop.ko driver. It provides /sys interface for changing
> keyboard backlight or changing rfkill switches (bluetooth wifi).


> Also test tools from libsmbios (userspace) package.


> There must be no difference in output/functionality with or without your
> patches.


>> I've verified by adding a printk() to smp_call_on_cpu() that at least
>> one of the modified drivers has been used during system boot.
> Also you can patch i8k/dcdbas smm function to print cpu number on which
> is code running (to verify that it was really called on cpu 0 as
> needed).


I tested suspend/resume, too, as adding get_online_cpus() might have
changed behavior. Worked like a charm. :-)


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