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Date:   Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:20:41 +0300
From:   Oded Gabbay <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] habanalabs/gaudi: recover from CPU WD event

There are rare cases where the device CPU's watchdog has expired and as
a result, the watchdog reset has happened and the CPU will now move to
running its preboot f/w.

When that happens, the driver will only know that a heartbeat failure
occurred. As a result, the driver will send a message to the CPU's main
f/w asking it to reset the device, but because the CPU is now running
preboot, it won't respond and the re-initialization process will later
fail when trying to load the f/w.

The solution is to send the request to the preboot as well, only if the
reset was caused because of HB failure.

Signed-off-by: Oded Gabbay <>
 drivers/misc/habanalabs/gaudi/gaudi.c | 20 +++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/habanalabs/gaudi/gaudi.c b/drivers/misc/habanalabs/gaudi/gaudi.c
index 825737dfe381..d2b7ecb45497 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/habanalabs/gaudi/gaudi.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/habanalabs/gaudi/gaudi.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 // SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
- * Copyright 2016-2020 HabanaLabs, Ltd.
+ * Copyright 2016-2021 HabanaLabs, Ltd.
  * All Rights Reserved.
@@ -4296,6 +4296,24 @@ static void gaudi_hw_fini(struct hl_device *hdev, bool hard_reset, bool fw_reset
+		/* This is a hail-mary attempt to revive the card in the small chance that the
+		 * f/w has experienced a watchdog event, which caused it to return back to preboot.
+		 * In that case, triggering reset through GIC won't help. We need to trigger the
+		 * reset as if Linux wasn't loaded.
+		 *
+		 * We do it only if the reset cause was HB, because that would be the indication
+		 * of such an event.
+		 *
+		 * In case watchdog hasn't expired but we still got HB, then this won't do any
+		 * damage.
+		 */
+		if (hdev->curr_reset_cause == HL_RESET_CAUSE_HEARTBEAT) {
+			if (hdev->asic_prop.hard_reset_done_by_fw)
+				hl_fw_ask_hard_reset_without_linux(hdev);
+			else
+				hl_fw_ask_halt_machine_without_linux(hdev);
+		}
 	} else {
 		if (hdev->asic_prop.hard_reset_done_by_fw)

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