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SubjectRe: [PATCH] irq_bcm2836: Send event when onlining sleeping cores
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On 09/05/2017 19:14, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 09/05/17 19:08, Eric Anholt wrote:
>> Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com> writes:
>>
>>> On 09/05/17 17:59, Eric Anholt wrote:
>>>> Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org> writes:
>>>>
>>>>> In order to reduce power consumption and bus traffic, it is sensible
>>>>> for secondary cores to enter a low-power idle state when waiting to
>>>>> be started. The wfe instruction causes a core to wait until an event
>>>>> or interrupt arrives before continuing to the next instruction.
>>>>> The sev instruction sends a wakeup event to the other cores, so call
>>>>> it from bcm2836_smp_boot_secondary, the function that wakes up the
>>>>> waiting cores during booting.
>>>>>
>>>>> It is harmless to use this patch without the corresponding change
>>>>> adding wfe to the ARMv7/ARMv8-32 stubs, but if the stubs are updated
>>>>> and this patch is not applied then the other cores will sleep forever.
>>>>>
>>>>> See: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1989
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c | 3 +++
>>>>> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
>>>>> index e10597c..6dccdf9 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
>>>>> @@ -248,6 +248,9 @@ static int __init bcm2836_smp_boot_secondary(unsigned int cpu,
>>>>> writel(secondary_startup_phys,
>>>>> intc.base + LOCAL_MAILBOX3_SET0 + 16 * cpu);
>>>>>
>>>>> + dsb(sy); /* Ensure write has completed before waking the other CPUs */
>>>>> + sev();
>>>>> +
>>>>> return 0;
>>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> This is also the behavior that the standard arm64 spin-table method has,
>>>> which we unfortunately can't quite use.
>>>
>>> And why is that so? Why do you have to reinvent the wheel (and hide the
>>> cloned wheel in an interrupt controller driver)?
>>>
>>> That doesn't seem right to me.
>>
>> The armv8 stubs (firmware-supplied code in the low page that do the
>> spinning) do actually implement arm64's spin-table method. It's the
>> armv7 stubs that use these registers in the irqchip instead of plain
>> addresses in system memory.
>
> Let's put ARMv7 aside for the time being. If your firmware already
> implements spin-tables, why don't you simply use that at least on arm64?

We do.

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