[v2,5/8] serial: 8250_port: Don't use power management for kernel console

Message ID 20200214114339.53897-6-andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com
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  • serial: Disable DMA and PM on kernel console
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Andy Shevchenko Feb. 14, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Doing any kind of power management for kernel console is really bad idea.

First of all, it runs in poll and atomic mode. This fact attaches a limitation
on the functions that might be called. For example, pm_runtime_get_sync() might
sleep and thus can't be used. This call needs, for example, to bring the device
to powered on state on the system, where the power on sequence may require
on-atomic operations, such as Intel Cherrytrail with ACPI enumerated UARTs.
That said, on ACPI enabled platforms it might even call firmware for a job.

On the other hand pm_runtime_get() doesn't guarantee that device will become
powered on fast enough.

Besides that, imagine the case when console is about to print a kernel Oops and
it's powered off. In such an emergency case calling the complex functions is
not the best what we can do, taking into consideration that user wants to see
at least something of the last kernel word before it passes away.

Here we modify the 8250 console code to prevent runtime power management.

Link: https://lists.openwall.net/linux-kernel/2018/09/29/65
Suggested-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@armlinux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
---
 drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c |  9 +++++++++
 drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++----
 include/linux/serial_8250.h         |  1 +
 3 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
index f2a33c9082a6..006d40853509 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
@@ -608,6 +608,14 @@  static int univ8250_console_setup(struct console *co, char *options)
 	return retval;
 }
 
+static int univ8250_console_exit(struct console *co)
+{
+	struct uart_port *port;
+
+	port = &serial8250_ports[co->index].port;
+	return serial8250_console_exit(port);
+}
+
 /**
  *	univ8250_console_match - non-standard console matching
  *	@co:	  registering console
@@ -666,6 +674,7 @@  static struct console univ8250_console = {
 	.write		= univ8250_console_write,
 	.device		= uart_console_device,
 	.setup		= univ8250_console_setup,
+	.exit		= univ8250_console_exit,
 	.match		= univ8250_console_match,
 	.flags		= CON_PRINTBUFFER | CON_ANYTIME,
 	.index		= -1,
diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
index 0325f2e53b74..6307a04c0cd9 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
@@ -3127,6 +3127,9 @@  static void serial8250_console_restore(struct uart_8250_port *up)
  *	any possible real use of the port...
  *
  *	The console_lock must be held when we get here.
+ *
+ *	Doing runtime PM is really a bad idea for the kernel console.
+ *	Thus, we assume the function is called when device is powered up.
  */
 void serial8250_console_write(struct uart_8250_port *up, const char *s,
 			      unsigned int count)
@@ -3138,8 +3141,6 @@  void serial8250_console_write(struct uart_8250_port *up, const char *s,
 
 	touch_nmi_watchdog();
 
-	serial8250_rpm_get(up);
-
 	if (oops_in_progress)
 		locked = spin_trylock_irqsave(&port->lock, flags);
 	else
@@ -3182,7 +3183,6 @@  void serial8250_console_write(struct uart_8250_port *up, const char *s,
 
 	if (locked)
 		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&port->lock, flags);
-	serial8250_rpm_put(up);
 }
 
 static unsigned int probe_baud(struct uart_port *port)
@@ -3206,6 +3206,7 @@  int serial8250_console_setup(struct uart_port *port, char *options, bool probe)
 	int bits = 8;
 	int parity = 'n';
 	int flow = 'n';
+	int ret;
 
 	if (!port->iobase && !port->membase)
 		return -ENODEV;
@@ -3215,7 +3216,22 @@  int serial8250_console_setup(struct uart_port *port, char *options, bool probe)
 	else if (probe)
 		baud = probe_baud(port);
 
-	return uart_set_options(port, port->cons, baud, parity, bits, flow);
+	ret = uart_set_options(port, port->cons, baud, parity, bits, flow);
+	if (ret)
+		return ret;
+
+	if (port->dev)
+		pm_runtime_get_noresume(port->dev);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+int serial8250_console_exit(struct uart_port *port)
+{
+	if (port->dev)
+		pm_runtime_put_noidle(port->dev);
+
+	return 0;
 }
 
 #endif /* CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_CONSOLE */
diff --git a/include/linux/serial_8250.h b/include/linux/serial_8250.h
index 6a8e8c48c882..8c7b16df7b09 100644
--- a/include/linux/serial_8250.h
+++ b/include/linux/serial_8250.h
@@ -176,6 +176,7 @@  void serial8250_set_defaults(struct uart_8250_port *up);
 void serial8250_console_write(struct uart_8250_port *up, const char *s,
 			      unsigned int count);
 int serial8250_console_setup(struct uart_port *port, char *options, bool probe);
+int serial8250_console_exit(struct uart_port *port);
 
 extern void serial8250_set_isa_configurator(void (*v)
 					(int port, struct uart_port *up,