Bug 491 - MMU Function Unit needed
Summary: MMU Function Unit needed
Alias: None
Product: Libre-SOC's first SoC
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Source Code (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Linux
: --- enhancement
Assignee: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Depends on: 450 469 485 525 636
Blocks: 51 383
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Reported: 2020-09-15 00:36 BST by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Modified: 2021-09-12 14:37 BST (History)
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Description Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-09-15 00:36:17 BST
some opcodes such as tlbie and dcbz as well as those setting pte all really need to be in their own Function Unit.


TODO: move LoadStore1 into fu/ldst (DONE)
Comment 1 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-09-15 10:56:28 BST
decision here, anything to do with tlbie, or dcbz and cache or mmu in general goes into this Function Unit.

means creating a new FU in the CSV files (adding to power_enums.py)

it will need to be a FSM not a pipeline because it gets too complex otherwise.

changing tlbie etc not expected to be particularly common so this is ok.
Comment 2 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-09-16 01:48:36 BST
 -- send MMU-related SPRs to loadstore1
    case sprn is
             v.decode.unit := LDST;

in PowerDecoder2 must redirect these SPRs to the MMU FU
Comment 3 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2020-09-16 01:51:20 BST
        majorop := unsigned(f_in.insn(31 downto 26));
        if f_in.fetch_failed = '1' then
            v.valid := '1';
            -- Only send down a single OP_FETCH_FAILED
            if r.decode.insn_type = OP_FETCH_FAILED then
                v.valid := '0';
            end if;
            v.decode := fetch_fail_inst;

also, like interrupts, if a fetch fails run a new op (microcode style)
Comment 4 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-01 13:37:04 BST
in test_core.py 

def set_mmu_spr(name, i, val, core): #important keep pep8 formatting
        fsm = core.fus.fus["mmu0"].alu
        yield fsm.mmu.l_in.mtspr.eq(1)
        yield fsm.mmu.l_in.sprn.eq(i)
        yield fsm.mmu.l_in.rs.eq(val)
        yield fsm.mmu.l_in.mtspr.eq(0)
        print("mmu_spr was updated")

this is defeating the object of the exercise of having the unit tests,
because the unit tests are supposed to test the exact path, above.

the correct action is to modify the SPRs *directly* in the fsm.mmu
and *also* to store them in the SPR regfile.

then when the unit test enumerates the SPR regfile after the test has run,
the fsm.mmu will have modified them (in the test), and the unit test can
detect that.
Comment 5 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-01 22:40:57 BST
dcache, mmu, and the MMU FSM, are all linked up.  currently debugging, the wishbone interface is lacking "stall" signalling which is causing issues.
Comment 6 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-01 23:44:06 BST
the order in ehich requests are made, when a LDST comes in, is that a dcache request goes out first, and if it fails an MMU request is made instead.

if d_in.error = '1' then
    if d_in.cache_paradox = '1' then
        -- signal an interrupt straight away
        exception := '1';
        dsisr(63 - 38) := not r2.req.load;
        -- XXX there is no architected bit for this
        -- (probably should be a machine check in fact)
        dsisr(63 - 35) := d_in.cache_paradox;
        -- Look up the translation for TLB miss
        -- and also for permission error and RC error
        -- in case the PTE has been updated.
        mmureq := '1';
        v.state := MMU_LOOKUP;
        v.stage1_en := '0';
    end if;
end if
Comment 7 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-11 12:31:16 BST
Comment 8 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-12 19:36:19 BST
commit a9eb2efe76ae1a29db26cbe5f8a3876d458215b5 (HEAD -> master)
Author: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net>
Date:   Wed May 12 19:35:35 2021 +0100

    experimentation with MMU-enabled LoadStore1 through PortInterface
    added was a way to capture a snapshot of the incoming LD/ST request,
    so that it can be re-presented after an MMU lookup.
Comment 9 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-13 20:17:21 BST
the LoadStore1 class now has a functional "miss-mmulookup-hit" cycle


four VM reads in a row will give the right answer:

next phase: VM writes (STOREs), DCBZ.
Comment 10 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2021-05-13 22:06:13 BST
commit 20738782e90bd3fe47c2bb6f887456872c7a3ad3 (HEAD -> master)
Author: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net>
Date:   Thu May 13 22:02:32 2021 +0100

    added STORE test in test_ldst_pi.py, and it worked straight off

this is a good sign, a preliminary (single) write was successful.
the next (interesting) test would be to set read or write permissions
to false.