[PATCH 1/2] arm64: Expose address bits (physical/virtual) via cpuinfo
Suzuki K Poulose
suzuki.poulose at arm.com
Tue Jan 29 02:09:31 PST 2019
On 28/01/2019 20:57, Bhupesh Sharma wrote:
> With ARMv8.2-LVA and LPA architecture extensions, arm64 hardware which
> supports these extensions can support upto 52-bit virtual and 52-bit
> physical addresses respectively.
> Since at the moment we enable the support of these extensions via CONFIG
> flags, e.g.
> - LPA via CONFIG_ARM64_PA_BITS_52, and
> - LVA via CONFIG_ARM64_FORCE_52BIT
> The easiest way a user can determine the physical/virtual
> addresses supported on the hardware, is via the '/proc/cpuinfo'
Why do we need this information ?
Btw, this keeps coming up all the time and the answer to this approach is
always no. We cannot break the "unwritten" ABI of /proc/cpuinfo, again.
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