[RFC] arm64: Add new cpu-return-addr device tree binding
mark.rutland at arm.com
Mon Aug 18 02:21:56 PDT 2014
On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 08:48:50PM +0100, Geoff Levand wrote:
> Add a new device tree binding cpu-return-addr. This binding is required for
> all ARM v8 CPUs that have an "enable-method" property value of "spin-table". The
> value is a 64 bit read-only physical address that secondary CPU execution will
> transfer to upon CPU shutdown.
As we already have implementations of spin-table which won't necessarily
be able to implement cpu-return-addr I do not think this can be required
for all spin-table implementations.
Given that it's probably not worth updating the topology documentation.
> Signed-off-by: Geoff Levand <geoff at infradead.org>
> Hi All,
> We currently have no way for arm64 spin-table CPUs to re-enter the spin
> table code, and some way to do so is needed to implement a hot-plug
> cpu_die() for these CPUs.
> I just wanted to get this binding patch out for review now. I have other
> patches that implement the spin-table hot-plug in my kexec repo .
> Please consider.
>  https://git.linaro.org/people/geoff.levand/linux-kexec.git
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/topology.txt | 16 +++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 42 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> index 1fe72a0..24b98a9 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> @@ -201,6 +201,16 @@ nodes to be present and contain the properties described below.
> property identifying a 64-bit zero-initialised
> memory location.
> + - cpu-return-addr
> + Usage: required for all ARM v8 CPUs that have an "enable-method"
> + property value of "spin-table".
> + Value type: <prop-encoded-array>
> + Definition:
> + # On ARM v8 64-bit systems must be a two cell property.
> + The value is a 64 bit read-only physical address that
> + secondary CPU execution will transfer to upon CPU
> + shutdown.
I'm not sure what's meant by read-only here. We're never likely to read
anything from that physical address, just branch the CPU there.
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