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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: Unconditionally support ARCH_HAVE_NMI_SAFE_CMPXCHG
Hi Stephen,

On 15/09/17 02:19, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> From what I can see there isn't anything about ACPI_APEI_SEA that
> means the arm64 architecture can or cannot support NMI safe
> cmpxchg, so the if condition here is not important.

Yup, it was to match 'HAVE_NMI', which was new with ACPI_APEI_SEA and pulls in
some printk() stuff.

... how come you don't need to change HAVE_NMI too?


> Let's remove
> it. Doing that allows us to support ftrace histograms via
> CONFIG_HIST_TRIGGERS that depends on the arch having this config
> selected.

What does CONFIG_HIST_TRIGGERS need this for? I can't see any
cmpxchg use in kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c


Regardless,

Acked-by: James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>


Thanks,

James

> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> index 0df64a6a56d4..27ce2ab7b080 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ config ARM64
> select ARCH_HAS_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX
> select ARCH_HAS_STRICT_MODULE_RWX
> select ARCH_HAS_TICK_BROADCAST if GENERIC_CLOCKEVENTS_BROADCAST
> - select ARCH_HAVE_NMI_SAFE_CMPXCHG if ACPI_APEI_SEA
> + select ARCH_HAVE_NMI_SAFE_CMPXCHG
> select ARCH_USE_CMPXCHG_LOCKREF
> select ARCH_SUPPORTS_MEMORY_FAILURE
> select ARCH_SUPPORTS_ATOMIC_RMW
>

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