[PATCH] ARM: clean-up common multi-platform kconfig options

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Sat Dec 7 22:02:41 EST 2013

On Sunday 08 December 2013, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> The right fix is probably to leave it as is and optimize your user space 
> for ARMv6k instead, meaning that this operation would then be 
> implemented inline rather than relying on the kernel helper.

That would not make the program run on ARMv6 though. The bug we're trying
to fix is for running a kernel with ARMv6k support built-in on an
OMAP2 with ARMv6. The kuser helper already supports cmpxchg for pure
v6 builds, but that code doesn't get built (and isn't SMP safe) with
> Otherwise if you really want to optimize the kernel helper at runtime 
> for ARMv6k when ARMv6 is also configured in, then you could do some 
> instruction patching in kuser_init() as we already do for getting the 
> TLS value.

This does sound like the cleanest solution.


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