[PATCH] ARM: Add atomic64 routines for ARMv6k and above.
u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Tue Dec 15 08:16:26 EST 2009
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:16:54AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 08:24 +0000, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 06:13:57PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> > > In preparation for perf-events support, ARM needs to support atomic64_t
> > > operations. v6k and above support the ldrexd and strexd instructions to do
> > > just that.
> > >
> > > This patch adds atomic64 support to the ARM architecture. v6k and above
> > > make use of new instructions whilst older cores fall back on the generic
> > > solution using spinlocks. If and when v7-M cores are supported by Linux, they
> > > will need to fall back on the spinlock implementation too.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
> > > Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
> > > Cc: Jamie Iles <jamie.iles at picochip.com>
> > > ---
> > > arch/arm/Kconfig | 1 +
> > > arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h | 228 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 2 files changed, 229 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/Kconfig
> > > index 1c4119c..5fdc032 100644
> > > --- a/arch/arm/Kconfig
> > > +++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig
> > > @@ -18,6 +18,7 @@ config ARM
> > > select HAVE_KRETPROBES if (HAVE_KPROBES)
> > > select HAVE_FUNCTION_TRACER if (!XIP_KERNEL)
> > > select HAVE_GENERIC_DMA_COHERENT
> > > + select GENERIC_ATOMIC64 if (!CPU_32v6K)
> > If a kernel supports say a v5 and a v6 then IIRC CPU_32v6K is enabled,
> > but GENERIC_ATOMIC64 is needed, too.
> CPU_32v6K is enabled by (v6 && SMP) || v7.
> I doubt we would ever be able to compile a v5 kernel while having
> CPU_32v6K enabled. A lot o macros are conditionally defined at
> preprocessing time based on the architecture version (e.g.
> asm/system.h). Even if you get v5 and v6 in the same kernel to compile
> fine, you would miss some macros like dmb() or isb() which are needed on
> v6 so the kernel may not have the expected behaviour.
> While you could fix this with some performance penalties, I'm not sure
> it's worth the effort.
Maybe we should make that explicit somehow? E.g. let CPU_32v6K depend
on !CPU_32v5? (I didn't check the symbol names.)
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