[PATCH 9/9] arm64: Add new cpu-return-addr device tree binding
geoff at infradead.org
Fri Aug 29 14:45:04 PDT 2014
On Wed, 2014-08-27 at 09:30 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> 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).
Regarding the system state, I think what Mark proposed  is what we
should work towards. I'll add that to the binding's Definition text.
I have not tried to implement it yet though, but once I get it working
and tested we'll be able to say that this is what works and should be
> 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
Yes, cpu-return-addr will be (optionally) provided by the firmware.
The current kexec_prepare system call implementation I have checks
the return of cpu_ops.cpu_disable() for all CPUs. I have setup the
spin-table cpu_disable() to check if the device tree defines a
cpu-return-addr for that CPU. So if there is no cpu-return-addr
kexec_prepare will fail and the user will get an error on a kernel
load from kexec-tools.
Feng Kan of APM has already said that address O will work correctly
for the APM board , and Arun Chandran has tested this.
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