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Hi,

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 07:11:10 PM Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi Russell,
>
> On 10/09/14 18:41, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 03:27:51PM -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2 Sep 2014, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Tue, 2 Sep 2014, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Oww.. This is double indirection deal there. A percpu offset pointing to
> >>>> a pointer?
> >>>>
> >>>> Generally the following is true (definition from
> >>>> include/asm-generic/percpu.h that is used for ARM for raw_cpu_read):
> >>>>
> >>>> #define raw_cpu_read_4(pcp) (*raw_cpu_ptr(&(pcp)))
> >>>
> >>> I think what the issue is that we dropped the fetch of the percpu offset
> >>> in the patch. Instead we are using the address of the variable that
> >>> contains the offset. Does this patch fix it?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Subject: irqchip: Properly fetch the per cpu offset
> >>>
> >>> The raw_cpu_read() conversion dropped the fetch of the offset
> >>> from base->percpu_base in gic_get_percpu_base.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
> >>>
> >>> Index: linux/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic.c
> >>> ===================================================================
> >>> --- linux.orig/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic.c
> >>> +++ linux/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic.c
> >>> @@ -102,7 +102,7 @@ static struct gic_chip_data gic_data[MAX
> >>> #ifdef CONFIG_GIC_NON_BANKED
> >>> static void __iomem *gic_get_percpu_base(union gic_base *base)
> >>> {
> >>> - return raw_cpu_read(base->percpu_base);
> >>> + return raw_cpu_read(*base->percpu_base);
> >>
> >> Isn't the pointer dereference supposed to be performed _outside_ the per
> >> CPU accessor?
> >
> > I think this is correct.
> >
> > Let's start from the depths of raw_cpu_read(), where the pointer is
> > verified to be the correct type:
> >
> > #define __verify_pcpu_ptr(ptr) \
> > do { \
> > const void __percpu *__vpp_verify = (typeof((ptr) + 0))NULL; \
> > (void)__vpp_verify; \
> > } while (0)
> >
> > So, "ptr" should be of type "const void __percpu *" (note the __percpu
> > annotation there, which makes it sparse-checkable.)
> >
> > The next level up is this:
> >
> > #define __pcpu_size_call_return(stem, variable) \
> > ({ \
> > typeof(variable) pscr_ret__; \
> > __verify_pcpu_ptr(&(variable)); \
> >
> > So, we pass the address of the variable to the verification function.
> > That makes it a void-typed variable - "const void __percpu".
> >
> > #define raw_cpu_read(pcp) __pcpu_size_call_return(raw_cpu_read_, pcp)
> >
> > So this also makes "pcp" a "const void __percpu".
> >
> > Now, what type is base->percpu_base?
> >
> > void __percpu * __iomem *percpu_base;
> >
> > The thing we want to be per-cpu is a "void __iomem *" pointer. However,
> > we have a pointer to the per-cpu instance. That's the "void __percpu *"
> > bit.
> >
> > So, for this to match the requirements for raw_cpu_read(), we need to
> > do one dereference to end up with "void __percpu".
> >
> > Hence, to me, the patch looks correct.
> >
> > Whether it works or not is a /completely/ different matter. As has been
> > pointed out, the only place this code gets used is on a very small number
> > of platforms, which I don't have, and that gives me zero way to test it.
> > If it's Exynos which is affected by this, we need to call on Samsung to
> > test this patch.
> >
> > Now, this code was introduced by Marc Zyngier in order to support Exynos,
> > probably the result of another patch on the mailing list from Samsung.
> > (I've added Marc and another Samsung guy to the Cc list.) Whatever,
> > *someone* needs to verify this but it needs to be done with the affected
> > hardware. Whether Marc can, or whether it has to be someone from Samsung,
> > I don't care which.
>
> Thanks for looping me in. I indeed introduced this as an alternative to
> an utterly broken patch that was submitted at the time.
>
> As far as I can tell, and by reading your analysis, this patch looks
> perfectly sensible.
>
> Now, I have long given up on trying to run *anything* on a Samsung
> platform other than my Chromebook - the various maintainers don't seem
> to care at all. I may be able to revive an Origen board though (I think
> I have one collecting the proverbial dust in a cupboard), assuming I can
> locate a bootloader for it.

Well, I'm not a maintainer but I try keep linux-next working on at least:

Origen (Exynos4210)
Origen Quad (Exynos4412)
ODROID U3 (Exynos4412)
Trats2 (Exynos4412)
Arndale (Exynos5250)

If you have problems booting linux-next on any of the above boards please
let me know.

Best regards,
--
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics



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