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Subject[021/104] ARM: 7161/1: errata: no automatic store buffer drain
3.1-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>

commit 11ed0ba1754841316d4095478944300acf19acc3 upstream.

This patch implements a workaround for PL310 erratum 769419. On
revisions of the PL310 prior to r3p2, the Store Buffer does not
automatically drain. This can cause normal, non-cacheable writes to be
retained when the memory system is idle, leading to suboptimal I/O
performance for drivers using coherent DMA.

This patch adds an optional wmb() call to the cpu_idle loop. On systems
with an outer cache, this causes an explicit flush of the store buffer.

Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Tested-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
arch/arm/Kconfig | 12 ++++++++++++
arch/arm/kernel/process.c | 3 +++
2 files changed, 15 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/arm/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig
@@ -1297,6 +1297,18 @@ config ARM_ERRATA_764369
relevant cache maintenance functions and sets a specific bit
in the diagnostic control register of the SCU.

+config PL310_ERRATA_769419
+ bool "PL310 errata: no automatic Store Buffer drain"
+ depends on CACHE_L2X0
+ help
+ On revisions of the PL310 prior to r3p2, the Store Buffer does
+ not automatically drain. This can cause normal, non-cacheable
+ writes to be retained when the memory system is idle, leading
+ to suboptimal I/O performance for drivers using coherent DMA.
+ This option adds a write barrier to the cpu_idle loop so that,
+ on systems with an outer cache, the store buffer is drained
+ explicitly.
+
endmenu

source "arch/arm/common/Kconfig"
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/process.c
@@ -192,6 +192,9 @@ void cpu_idle(void)
#endif

local_irq_disable();
+#ifdef CONFIG_PL310_ERRATA_769419
+ wmb();
+#endif
if (hlt_counter) {
local_irq_enable();
cpu_relax();



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