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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] ARM: support PHYS_OFFSET minimum aligned at 64KiB boundary
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On 2020/9/21 14:47, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Sep 2020 at 05:35, Leizhen (ThunderTown)
> <thunder.leizhen@huawei.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2020/9/17 22:00, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>> On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 22:06, Russell King - ARM Linux admin
>>> <linux@armlinux.org.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 09:16:15PM +0800, Zhen Lei wrote:
>>>>> Currently, only support the kernels where the base of physical memory is
>>>>> at a 16MiB boundary. Because the add/sub instructions only contains 8bits
>>>>> unrotated value. But we can use one more "add/sub" instructions to handle
>>>>> bits 23-16. The performance will be slightly affected.
>>>>>
>>>>> Since most boards meet 16 MiB alignment, so add a new configuration
>>>>> option ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT_RADICAL (default n) to control it. Say Y if
>>>>> anyone really needs it.
>>>>>
>>>>> All r0-r7 (r1 = machine no, r2 = atags or dtb, in the start-up phase) are
>>>>> used in __fixup_a_pv_table() now, but the callee saved r11 is not used in
>>>>> the whole head.S file. So choose it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Because the calculation of "y = x + __pv_offset[63:24]" have been done,
>>>>> so we only need to calculate "y = y + __pv_offset[23:16]", that's why
>>>>> the parameters "to" and "from" of __pv_stub() and __pv_add_carry_stub()
>>>>> in the scope of CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT_RADICAL are all passed "t"
>>>>> (above y).
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Zhen Lei <thunder.leizhen@huawei.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> arch/arm/Kconfig | 18 +++++++++++++++++-
>>>>> arch/arm/include/asm/memory.h | 16 +++++++++++++---
>>>>> arch/arm/kernel/head.S | 25 +++++++++++++++++++------
>>>>> 3 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/Kconfig
>>>>> index e00d94b16658765..19fc2c746e2ce29 100644
>>>>> --- a/arch/arm/Kconfig
>>>>> +++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig
>>>>> @@ -240,12 +240,28 @@ config ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT
>>>>> kernel in system memory.
>>>>>
>>>>> This can only be used with non-XIP MMU kernels where the base
>>>>> - of physical memory is at a 16MB boundary.
>>>>> + of physical memory is at a 16MiB boundary.
>>>>>
>>>>> Only disable this option if you know that you do not require
>>>>> this feature (eg, building a kernel for a single machine) and
>>>>> you need to shrink the kernel to the minimal size.
>>>>>
>>>>> +config ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT_RADICAL
>>>>> + bool "Support PHYS_OFFSET minimum aligned at 64KiB boundary"
>>>>> + default n
>>>>
>>>> Please drop the "default n" - this is the default anyway.
>>>>
>>>>> @@ -236,6 +243,9 @@ static inline unsigned long __phys_to_virt(phys_addr_t x)
>>>>> * in place where 'r' 32 bit operand is expected.
>>>>> */
>>>>> __pv_stub((unsigned long) x, t, "sub", __PV_BITS_31_24);
>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT_RADICAL
>>>>> + __pv_stub((unsigned long) t, t, "sub", __PV_BITS_23_16);
>>>>
>>>> t is already unsigned long, so this cast is not necessary.
>>>>
>>>> I've been debating whether it would be better to use "movw" for this
>>>> for ARMv7. In other words:
>>>>
>>>> movw tmp, #16-bit
>>>> adds %Q0, %1, tmp, lsl #16
>>>> adc %R0, %R0, #0
>>>>
>>>> It would certainly be less instructions, but at the cost of an
>>>> additional register - and we'd have to change the fixup code to
>>>> know about movw.
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Since LPAE implies v7, we can use movw unconditionally, which is nice.
>>>
>>> There is no need to use an additional temp register, as we can use the
>>> register holding the high word. (There is no need for the mov_hi macro
>>> to be separate)
>>>
>>> 0: movw %R0, #low offset >> 16
>>> adds %Q0, %1, %R0, lsl #16
>>> 1: mov %R0, #high offset
>>> adc %R0, %R0, #0
>>> .pushsection .pv_table,"a"
>>> .long 0b, 1b
>>> .popsection
>>>
>>> The only problem is distinguishing the two mov instructions from each
>>
>> The #high offset can also consider use movw, it just save two bytes in
>> the thumb2 scenario. We can store different imm16 value for high_offset
>> and low_offset, so that we can distinguish them in __fixup_a_pv_table().
>>
>> This will make the final implementation of the code look more clear and
>> consistent, especially THUMB2.
>>
>> Let me try it.
>>
>
> Hello Zhen Lei,
>
> I am looking into this as well:
>
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ardb/linux.git/log/?h=arm-p2v-v2
>
> Could you please test this version on your hardware?

OK, I will test it on my boards.

>
> .
>

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