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SubjectRe: AMR: sun7i: CPU hotplug support?
On 2014-11-10 07:03, Jan Kiszka wrote:
> On 2014-11-10 00:17, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>> Hi Jan,
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 09, 2014 at 08:35:49PM +0100, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> did anyone already happen to look into enabling CPU hotplug for the
>>> Allwinner A20 in upstream? I'm currently running the sunxi-next branch
>>> on Banana Pi, and echo 0 > .../cpu1/online just hangs the system. The
>>> old 3.4 LeMaker kernel works fine in this regard. I can try to look into
>>> details and port things over, just want to avoid duplicate efforts.
>>
>> Having hotplug support would indeed be very welcome.
>>
>> However, it should be done in u-boot, through PSCI, and not in the
>> kernel itself.
>>
>> As far as I'm aware, no one worked actively on it, beside some WIP
>> commit from Marc a while ago:
>> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/maz/u-boot.git/commit/?h=wip/psci&id=45379c0f9cf812f0f62722f4015ec907fa5dc144
>
> OK - I guess I will need a little guidance in then: Is there a good
> reference board to study and to derive from? And maybe also: What is
> missing or not working in that u-boot branch? If I get this interface
> right, I just takes some device tree bits to enable this for the kernel
> afterward, correct?

Started to play with that patch in naive ways: CPU0 locks up when
offlining CPU1 - unless I disable the FIQ signal from CPU1. Then it
"works", both offlining and onlining again. However, I suspect that this
only parks CPU1 in wfi and does not do anything interesting to it.

Jan


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