cpu_vm_mask checks in ARM flush functions
catalin.marinas at arm.com
Mon Oct 26 14:01:05 EDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 12:15 +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:59:41AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 11:19 +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:15:19AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 10:51 +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > > > Was the ARM11MPCore system being tested one which broadcasts the cache ops
> > > > > in hardware?
> > > >
> > > > There's no ARM11MPCore with in-hardware cache ops broadcasting (only
> > > > Cortex-A9). I think there was also a case of not setting the PG_arch_1
> > > > bit on SMP at all.
> > >
> > > That'll be why it removing that check doesn't resolve the problem then.
> > > The coherent flushes aren't broadcasted.
> > You get to flush the D-cache with the breakpoint if removing the check
> > but still not invalidating the I-cache on a different CPU. The
> > particular case the guys here were testing was setting a breakpoint on a
> > page which wasn't executed/mapped yet in the debugged application.
> The write to the kernel mapping of the page is done, and with the
> additional VM mask test removed, a local D-cache and I-cache flush
> is done (however, if you're running with full preemption enabled,
> this could occur on a different CPU to that which dirtied its cache.)
> Was preempt enabled?
> However, with a page which has been mapped in and executed from, we do
> need to do an I-cache flush on the other processors which have run this
> executable. The whole flush_ptrace_access() is definitely weak in this
Can we use smp_call_function()? Are interrupt enabled in
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