RFC, GIC based smp_cross_call cleanup suggestion
John.Linn at xilinx.com
Sun Apr 3 17:15:27 EDT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russell King - ARM Linux [mailto:linux at arm.linux.org.uk]
> Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:38 AM
> To: grant.likely at secretlab.ca
> Cc: Colin Cross; Paul Mundt; Magnus Damm; John Linn; linux-arm-
> kernel at lists.infradead.org; Santosh Shilimkar
> Subject: Re: RFC, GIC based smp_cross_call cleanup suggestion
> On Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 10:47:57PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 3:10 AM, Colin Cross <ccross at google.com>
> > > On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:51 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> > > <linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> > >> On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 04:55:02PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> > >>> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, John Linn <John.Linn at xilinx.com>
> > >>> > I’m getting ready to submit a patch to add SMP to Xilinx code.
> I notice that
> > >>> > smp_cross_call for all GIC based platforms is duplicated across
> > >>> > platform in smp.h.
> > >>> >
> > >>> >
> > >>> >
> > >>> > I thought I’d try to jump in to help with some cleanup,
> although I realize
> > >>> > it’s minimal, I have to start somewhere.
> > >>> >
> > >>> >
> > >>> >
> > >>> > What about moving the smp_cross_call for GIC based designs into
> > >>>
> > >>> Go for it. It's an obvious cleanup.
> > >>
> > >> That assumes that all SMP implementations will always have a GIC.
> > >> looks to me like this is conditional on shmobile, and so I don't
> > >> its that trivial - maybe Paul or Magnus can first indicate why
> this is.
> > >
> > > OMAP4 may also require a custom smp_cross_call implementation if
> > > idle is going to be supported in SMP - in CPU off idle modes, a GIC
> > > SGI will not wake the CPU, and a write directly to the CPU's power
> > > management controller or an external interrupt source would be
> > > required.
> > What John proposes appears to be a pretty sane default though. It
> > would make sense to move it to common code, and require explicit
> > action on the part of the subarch to compile it out for a different
> > behaviour. Requiring each subarch to define it explicitly doesn't
> > seem optimal.
> Bear in mind that the GIC doesn't do any PM support, so the hardware
> folk are inventing their own IRQ controller to sit along side the GIC
> to provide that missing functionality. What I expect will happen is
> that the GIC will be obsoleted and replaced by something integrating
> PM support.
> So we could end up in the situation where we need both GIC and
> else in the kernel at the same time - especially if we persue the
> kernel image thing. Moving smp_cross_call() into gic.h would add an
> additional bar to that happening.
> A better solution may be to make smp_cross_call() be a function pointer
> which must be initialized as part of the platforms SMP initialization.
> That'd get rid of mach/smp.h entirely.
> Oh, and while looking at that, guess what annoyingly stands in the way
> of eliminating mach/smp.h ? Yes, it's OMAP, because they've bunged
> function prototypes into plat/smp.h. (I've not cared about that in the
> patch below; I've deleted the entire thing, so it probably breaks
> arch/arm/include/asm/smp.h | 6 +----
> arch/arm/kernel/smp.c | 7 +++++
> arch/arm/mach-exynos4/include/mach/smp.h | 19 ---------------
> arch/arm/mach-exynos4/platsmp.c | 5 +++-
> arch/arm/mach-msm/include/mach/smp.h | 23 -------------------
> arch/arm/mach-msm/platsmp.c | 4 ++-
> arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap-smp.c | 5 +++-
> arch/arm/mach-realview/include/mach/smp.h | 14 -----------
> arch/arm/mach-realview/platsmp.c | 3 ++
> arch/arm/mach-shmobile/include/mach/smp.h | 16 -------------
> arch/arm/mach-shmobile/platsmp.c | 3 ++
> arch/arm/mach-tegra/include/mach/smp.h | 14 -----------
> arch/arm/mach-tegra/platsmp.c | 3 ++
> arch/arm/mach-ux500/include/mach/smp.h | 24 --------------------
> arch/arm/mach-ux500/platsmp.c | 5 +++-
> arch/arm/mach-vexpress/ct-ca9x4.c | 2 +
> arch/arm/mach-vexpress/include/mach/smp.h | 13 ----------
> arch/arm/plat-omap/include/plat/smp.h | 36 ---------------------
> arch/arm/plat-versatile/platsmp.c | 3 +-
> 19 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 168 deletions(-)
I realize my SMP patch set I just sent out doesn't take this into account yet.
I thought I needed to get it out for review since there's likely to be changes.
I can make this change to my patch set easily if it's the direction you go.
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