[PATCH v2 1/3] arm64: spin-table: handle unmapped cpu-release-addrs

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Wed Aug 13 05:58:45 PDT 2014

Hi Ard,

> Gents,
> With the 3.17 merge window not far from closing, is there anything we
> could still do this cycle to get $subject addressed?
> As I have indicated before, the newly introduced TEXT_OFFSET fuzzing
> may break APM Mustang if booting from UEFI (i.e., for low values of
> rand()), and as this option is recommended for distribution kernels,
> it could make apt-get update'ing your kernel a frustrating experience.
> However, the fix for that issue triggers the issue addressed by
> $subject.
> In my personal opinion, relaxing the requirements imposed on where
> your cpu-release-addr may live could remain a separate discussion. In
> the APM Mustang case, even when adhering to booting.txt by the letter
> (i.e., pu cpu-release-addr in a memreserved area in DRAM and load
> Image at a 2 meg boundary + TEXT_OFFSET), the kernel fails to bring up
> the secondaries if the cpu-release-addr is below the kernel.

For the moment I would be happy with the patch as it stands (using

Catalin, Will?


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