[RFC PATCH 3/4] powerpc: refactor of_get_cpu_node to support other architectures

Sudeep KarkadaNagesha Sudeep.KarkadaNagesha at arm.com
Fri Aug 16 08:44:56 EDT 2013

On 16/08/13 13:32, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-08-16 at 09:48 +0100, Sudeep KarkadaNagesha wrote:
>>> Naming is a bit gross. You might want to make it clearer that
>>> we are talking about CPU IDs in the device-tree here.
>> Any particular preference to the name or just a note is sufficient.
>> Also unlike PPC, in ARM we don't set hard processor id value based
>> values read from device tree. DT must contain the values matching to the
>> hardware ID registers.
> This is exactly the same on ppc. We don't "set" HW values. The
> device-tree content matches the HW internals. Some processors have a
> "PIR" register as well which contains the HW value, in this case the
> device-tree must contain the same value as the PIR on that processor.
Ok, I misread the function 'set_hard_smp_processor_id' function.
BTW, you didn't mention if you are OK by just have this clearly
documented in the function and/or you have any preference/better name.

I will send the next version based on that. I have even compile tested
:) now on PPC.


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