[PATCH] irqchip: gic: Don't complain in gic_get_cpumask() if UP system

Javi Merino javi.merino at arm.com
Fri Jul 12 07:13:22 EDT 2013

On Sat, Jul 06, 2013 at 12:39:33AM +0100, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> In a uniprocessor implementation the interrupt processor targets
> registers are read-as-zero/write-ignored (RAZ/WI). Unfortunately
> gic_get_cpumask() will print a critical message saying
>  GIC CPU mask not found - kernel will fail to boot.
> if these registers all read as zero, but there won't actually be
> a problem on uniprocessor systems and the kernel will boot just
> fine. Skip this check if we're running a UP kernel or if we
> detect that the hardware only supports a single processor.
> Cc: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
> Cc: Russell King <rmk+kernel at arm.linux.org.uk>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd at codeaurora.org>
> ---
> Maybe we should just drop the check entirely? It looks like it may
> just be debug code that won't ever trigger in practice, even on the
> 11MPCore that caused this code to be introduced.

I agree, we should drop the check.  It's annoying in uniprocessors and
unlikely to be found in the real world unless your gic entry in the dt
is wrong.

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