[RFC PATCH 1/8] ARM: gic: Support forcing cpumask for possible cpus in the system

Michal Simek monstr at monstr.eu
Mon Jun 18 07:41:52 EDT 2012

On 06/18/2012 01:33 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 01:30:04PM +0200, Michal Simek wrote:
>> gic_set_affinity doesn't support force option. Force option
>> should work with all possible cpus in the system not only with
>> online cpus.
> Neither does x86.  Why do you want this?  Offline CPUs are unable to
> receive the interrupt in any case (and must not receive interrupts in
> the bringup path until they are online.)

The whole reason for all these changes in AMP on dual core Cortex A9 where
on one cpu runs Linux and on the second RTOS/standlone.

It means that the second cpu is from Linux point of view offline all the time.
But GIC has to be (and can be) setup to forward IRQ directly to the second cpu.
GIC should be controlled by Linux.


Michal Simek, Ing. (M.Eng)
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