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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/31] AArch64 Linux kernel port
On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Nicolas Pitre <> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Sep 2012, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> Mostly I was looking at the series from SOC boot and CPU PM
>> point of view and boot part seems to just fine.
>> As per discussion at LPC, I have gone through the SMC
>> proposal which ARM has published. In general the boot part
>> with SMC seems to be doable and can be standardized across SOCs.
>> The part which will be conflicting is the CPU power management.
>> That seems to be the harder one and the document is at too
>> infancy stage from the details point of view. Some bits about
>> save, restore are related to switcher kind of architecture, which
>> may not be the requirement for all the SoCs.
> I've reviewed an earlier draft of that document. Although the examples
> in the latest document appear to be geared towards switcher usage, my
> suggestions to the ARM folks was to take into account the CPU hotplug
> scenario instead. The provided examples remained switcher centric, but
> the API in the published document is now much more generic than it used
> to be. I think it should cover all usage scenarios now.
Thanks for the background Nicolas.


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