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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/5] Add smp booting support for Qualcomm ARMv8 SoCs

On Apr 10, 2015, at 6:03 AM, Lorenzo Pieralisi <> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 06:37:06PM +0100, Kumar Gala wrote:
>> This patch set adds support for SMP boot on the MSM8x16 family of Qualcomm SoCs.
>> To support SMP on the MSM8x16 SoCs we need to add ARMv8/64-bit SCM interfaces to
>> setup the boot/release addresses for the secondary CPUs. In addition we need
>> a uniquie set of cpu ops. I'm aware the desired methods for booting secondary
>> CPUs is either via spintable or PSCI. However, these SoCs are shipping with a
>> firmware that does not support those methods.
> Why ? Do not tell me you were not aware of those standard methods,
> because I can't believe you.
> If there were additional features to add to spin-table and PSCI,
> you were, you are and you will always be welcome to debate them.
> There is no justification for this patchset, honestly.
> Lorenzo

The justification for this patchset is support for a hardware platform that exists in the world. The kernel usual is willing to accept such things as long as the code is reasonable.

- k

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