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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 06/14] arm64: Hook up cmdline parameter to allow mismatched 32-bit EL0
On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 01:17:59PM +0000, Qais Yousef wrote:
> On 11/24/20 15:50, Will Deacon wrote:
> > Allow systems with mismatched 32-bit support at EL0 to run 32-bit
> > applications based on a new kernel parameter.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 7 +++++++
> > arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c | 7 +++++++
> > 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> > index 526d65d8573a..f20188c44d83 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> > @@ -289,6 +289,13 @@
> > do not want to use tracing_snapshot_alloc() as it needs
> > to be done where GFP_KERNEL allocations are allowed.
> >
> > + allow_mismatched_32bit_el0 [ARM64]
> > + Allow execve() of 32-bit applications and setting of the
> > + PER_LINUX32 personality on systems where only a strict
> > + subset of the CPUs support 32-bit EL0. When this
> > + parameter is present, the set of CPUs supporting 32-bit
> > + EL0 is indicated by /sys/devices/system/cpu/aarch32_el0.
>
> Shouldn't we document that a randomly selected 32-bit CPU will be prevented
> from being hotplugged out all the time to act as the last man standing for any
> currently running 32-bit application.
>
> That was a mouthful! I'm sure you can phrase it better :-)

Sure, I'll have a go at adding something. Thanks.

> If we make this the last patch as it was before adding affinity handling, we
> can drop patch 4 more easily I think?

I'd still prefer to keep patch 4, but I can certainly try to move this one
later in the series.

Will

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