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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/6] arm64: cpufeature: Allow early detect of specific features
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On 22/01/18 15:23, Julien Thierry wrote:
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>
> On 22/01/18 15:13, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>> On 22/01/18 15:01, Julien Thierry wrote:
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>>> On 22/01/18 14:45, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>>>> On 22/01/18 12:21, Julien Thierry wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 22/01/18 12:05, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>>>>>> On 17/01/18 11:54, Julien Thierry wrote:
>>>>>>> From: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>

>>>>>> Julien,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> One potential problem with this is that we don't have a way
>>>>>> to make this work on a "theoretical" system with and without
>>>>>> GIC system reg interface. i.e, if we don't have the CONFIG
>>>>>> enabled for using ICC system regs for IRQ flags, the kernel
>>>>>> could still panic. I understand this is not a "normal" configuration
>>>>>> but, may be we could make the panic option based on whether
>>>>>> we actually use the system regs early enough ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I see, however I'm not sure what happens in the GIC drivers if we have a CPU running with a GICv3 and other CPUs with something else... But of course this is not technically limited by the arm64 capabilities handling.
>>>>>
>>>>> What behaviour would you be looking for? A way to prevent the CPU to be brought up instead of panicking?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If we have the CONFIG enabled for using system regs, we can continue
>>>> to panic the system. Otherwise, we should ignore the mismatch early,
>>>> as we don't use the system register access unless all boot time active
>>>> CPUs have it.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hmmm, we use the CPUIF (if available) in the first CPU pretty much as soon as we re-enable interrupts in the GICv3 driver, which is way before the other CPUs are brought up.
>>
>> Isn't this CPUIF access an alternative, patched only when CPUIF feature
>> enabled ? (which is done only after all the allowed SMP CPUs are brought up )
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> The GICv3 doesn't rely on the alternatives, most of the operations are done via the CPUIF (ack IRQ, eoi, send sgi, etc ...).
>
> So once GICv3 has been successfully probed and interrupts enabled, CPUIF might get used by the GICv3 driver.
>

Aha, OK. I am sorry. I was thinking that the ARM64_HAS_SYSREG_GIC_CPUIF was used just for that.
In that case, I think you are not breaking any current behavior, so thats fine.

>>>
>>> other CPUs get to die_early().
>>
>> Really ? I thought only late CPUs are sent to die_early().
>
> Hmmm, I might be wrong here but that was my understanding of the call to verify_local_cpu_features in verify_local_cpu_capabilities.
>

The verify_local_cpu_features() is invoked only if the CPU is brought up late from userspace,
after we have finalised the system wide capabilities.

Sorry for the noise.

Suzuki

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