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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: mm: cache-l2x0: Add support for re-enabling l2x0
Hi guys,

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 06:30:19PM +0100, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 07:20:34PM +0100, Colin Cross wrote:
>
> According to the PL310 TRM (r3p2 3-9) on disable the PL310 syncs, which means
> it flushes internal buffers, but it is not supposed to clean dirty lines.
> It seems unsafe to me to use the stack and other cacheable data right before
> disabling.
>
> > Otherwise, wouldn't a flush_cache_all() and l2x0_flush_all() in
> > l2x0_disable() ensure the stack lines were flushed out? Probably
> > needs a readl_releaxed as well, to ensure the disable has taken
> > effect.
> >
>
> I reckon the safest option is to clean and disable in one C
> function. Moreover at that point in time spinlocks might not be an option
> anymore (CPU out of coherency), which makes those functions unusable.

I was planning to add this functionality as part of my kexec patches since
otherwise the l2x0_lock gets blown away on disable. I initially attributed
this to loss of coherency, but that's clearly not the case as I still had L1
running.

Colin - I'll add you to CC for v3 of that series.

Will


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