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SubjectRe: [PATCH] power: reset: at91-reset: enable I-cache for at91sam9260_reset
On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:52 PM Alexander Stein
<> wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 3:30:24 PM CEST wrote:
> > Hi Jonas,
> >
> > On 07.10.2018 15:57, Jonas Danielsson wrote:
> > > From: Jonas Danielsson <>
> > >
> > > This fixes a bug where our embedded system (AT91SAM9260 based) would
> > > hang at reboot. At the most we managed 16 boot loops without a hang.
> > >
> > > With this patch applied the problem has not been observed and the board
> > > has managed above 250 boot loops.
> > >
> > > The AT91SAM9260 datasheet tells us that with the instruction cache
> > > disabled all instructions are fetched from SDRAM. And we have an errata
> > > telling us we must power down the SDRAM before issuing cpu reset.
> > >
> > > This means we need the instruction cache enabled in at91sam9260_reset()
> > > At the moment it is being disabled in cpu_proc_fin() which is called from
> > > arch/arm/kernel/reboot.c.
> >
> > Are you using kexec reboot or implemented hibernate mode on this machine?
> > I'm seeing cpu_proc_fin() is called only in case of kexec reboot or
> > switching to hibernate mode.
> >
> > In case of normal reboot (e.g. reboot command) machine_restart() from
> > arch/arm/kernel/reboot.c is called. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> Another location is cpu_reset() aka cpu_arm926_reset() in proc-arm926.S
> which also disables I-cache. But I can't track down a callstack
> ending there.

We take the normal path of sys_reboot => kernel_restart => machine_restart ...

I added code to print the c1 register in different paths. And I-cache
is enabled.
So now I am really confused about why the patch worked.

> Best regards,
> Alexander




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