some question about monitor mode support in arm

loody miloody at
Mon Mar 18 05:38:11 EDT 2013

hi Christopher:

2013/3/14 Christopher Covington <cov at>:
> Hi,
> On 03/14/2013 05:43 AM, loody wrote:
>> Hi all:
>> Does linux kernel support monitor mode handling?
> It does not, but hypervisor mode support was recently added, which has pretty
> similar mechanics.
>> I grep the keyword 'smc' but it only show how switch to, such as
>> mach-highbank/smc.S,
>> but not seem where to handle it.
> You can take a look at __hyp_set_vectors in arch/arm/kernel/hyp-stub.S for one
> example of setting up exception vectors.
I grep what you mentioned.
But it seems nothing about __hyp_set_vectors you described
in arch/arm/kernel/hyp-stub.S
        mov     pc, lr

Thanks for your help,

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