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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] staging: vc04_services: Remove cache-line-size property.
Hi Phil,

> Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org> hat am 7. März 2018 um 09:02 geschrieben:
>
>
> Hi Eric,
>
> On 06/03/2018 19:02, Eric Anholt wrote:
> > Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@i2se.com> writes:
> >
> >> Hi Eric,
> >>
> >>
> >> Am 05.03.2018 um 21:28 schrieb Eric Anholt:
> >>> This was just a way for the DT-passed value to get out of sync with
> >>> what Linux has configured the ARM for.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Eric Anholt <eric@anholt.net>
> >>> ---
> >>> .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c | 25 +++++++---------------
> >>> .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_pagelist.h | 1 -
> >>> 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c
> >>> index b59ef14890aa..e0e01c812036 100644
> >>> --- a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c
> >>> +++ b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c
> >>> @@ -77,7 +77,6 @@ struct vchiq_pagelist_info {
> >>> };
> >>>
> >>> static void __iomem *g_regs;
> >>> -static unsigned int g_cache_line_size = sizeof(CACHE_LINE_SIZE);
> >>> static unsigned int g_fragments_size;
> >>> static char *g_fragments_base;
> >>> static char *g_free_fragments;
> >>> @@ -117,15 +116,7 @@ int vchiq_platform_init(struct platform_device *pdev, VCHIQ_STATE_T *state)
> >>> if (err < 0)
> >>> return err;
> >>>
> >>> - err = of_property_read_u32(dev->of_node, "cache-line-size",
> >>> - &g_cache_line_size);
> >>> -
> >>> - if (err) {
> >>> - dev_err(dev, "Missing cache-line-size property\n");
> >>> - return -ENODEV;
> >>> - }
> >>> -
> >>> - g_fragments_size = 2 * g_cache_line_size;
> >>> + g_fragments_size = 2 * cache_line_size();
> >>>
> >>> /* Allocate space for the channels in coherent memory */
> >>> slot_mem_size = PAGE_ALIGN(TOTAL_SLOTS * VCHIQ_SLOT_SIZE);
> >>> @@ -548,9 +539,9 @@ create_pagelist(char __user *buf, size_t count, unsigned short type)
> >>>
> >>> /* Partial cache lines (fragments) require special measures */
> >>> if ((type == PAGELIST_READ) &&
> >>> - ((pagelist->offset & (g_cache_line_size - 1)) ||
> >>> + ((pagelist->offset & (cache_line_size() - 1)) ||
> >>> ((pagelist->offset + pagelist->length) &
> >>> - (g_cache_line_size - 1)))) {
> >>> + (cache_line_size() - 1)))) {
> >>> char *fragments;
> >>>
> >>> if (down_interruptible(&g_free_fragments_sema) != 0) {
> >>> @@ -598,10 +589,10 @@ free_pagelist(struct vchiq_pagelist_info *pagelistinfo,
> >>> g_fragments_size;
> >>> int head_bytes, tail_bytes;
> >>>
> >>> - head_bytes = (g_cache_line_size - pagelist->offset) &
> >>> - (g_cache_line_size - 1);
> >>> + head_bytes = (cache_line_size() - pagelist->offset) &
> >>> + (cache_line_size() - 1);
> >>> tail_bytes = (pagelist->offset + actual) &
> >>> - (g_cache_line_size - 1);
> >>> + (cache_line_size() - 1);
> >>
> >> should it be so easy? Back in 2016 we said that cache_line_size() won't
> >> work. I always thought that we need the cache line size of L2 not of the
> >> L1 one.
> >>
> >> Did you already test the behavior for these combinations?
> >> BCM2835 ARM32, expected cache line size = 32
> >> BCM2836 ARM32, expected cache line size = 64
> >> BCM2837 ARM32, expected cache line size = 64
> >> BCM2837 ARM64, expected cache line size = 64
> >
> > I didn't explicitly test, but was going by:
> >
> > config ARM_L1_CACHE_SHIFT_6
> > bool
> > default y if CPU_V7
> > help
> > Setting ARM L1 cache line size to 64 Bytes.
> >
> > config ARM_L1_CACHE_SHIFT_7
> > bool
> > help
> > Setting ARM L1 cache line size to 128 Bytes.
> >
> > config ARM_L1_CACHE_SHIFT
> > int
> > default 7 if ARM_L1_CACHE_SHIFT_7
> > default 6 if ARM_L1_CACHE_SHIFT_6
> > default 5
> >
> > and only L1_CACHE_SHIFT_7 gets selected by UNIPHIER and neither one is
> > accessible by menus.
> >
> > I think you're technically correct that it's the size of L2 that matters
> > (or, specifically, the hardcoded value that the firmware is using on its
> > side for the fragments list handling. It overrides a cache-line-size DT
> > property with that number if present). However, I think L1==L2 cache
> > line size this should be a safe assumption for us.
> >
> > Phil, any opinion?
>
> It is the L2 cache line size that matters, but as long as you end up with
> the numbers Stefan mentioned - 32 on BCM2835, 64 on BCM2836 and BCM2837 -
> I'm not too bothered how you get there.

i think a kernel with bcm2835_defconfig on RPi 2 could be such a corncase.

Am i right that the firmware doesn't rely on the existence of "cache-line-size"?

Btw it would be nice to get fixed the corruption on ARM64 [1].

Stefan

[1] - https://github.com/lategoodbye/rpi-zero/issues/23

>
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>
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