[PATCH 9/9] arm64: Add new cpu-return-addr device tree binding
catalin.marinas at arm.com
Wed Aug 27 01:30:22 PDT 2014
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 08:49:17PM +0100, Geoff Levand wrote:
> Add a new arm64 device tree binding cpu-return-addr. This binding is recomended
> for all ARM v8 CPUs that have an "enable-method" property value of "spin-table".
> The value is a 64 bit physical address that secondary CPU execution will transfer
> to upon CPU shutdown.
> Signed-off-by: Geoff Levand <geoff at infradead.org>
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> index 1fe72a0..42d5d5f 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.txt
> @@ -201,6 +201,15 @@ nodes to be present and contain the properties described below.
> property identifying a 64-bit zero-initialised
> memory location.
> + - cpu-return-addr
> + Usage: recomended 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 physical address that secondary
> + CPU execution will transfer to upon CPU shutdown.
As I've been away for most of the past four weeks, I haven't read all
the threads around this topic. But I don't think we ended up with a
clearly agreed recommendation for cpu-return-addr. If we do, we also
need to be clear on what state the CPU should be in when returned to
such address (ELx, MMU, caches).
In general, if we need returning to firmware I would strongly recommend
PSCI but I know there is the Applied board which does not have EL3, so
something like this may work. But we need to get them into discussion as
well since I assume cpu-return-addr would be a firmware provided
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