[Linaro-acpi] [RFC] ACPI on arm64 TODO List
charles.garcia-tobin at arm.com
Wed Dec 17 05:43:31 PST 2014
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linaro-acpi-bounces at lists.linaro.org [mailto:linaro-acpi-
> bounces at lists.linaro.org] On Behalf Of Al Stone
> Sent: 17 December 2014 00:03
> To: Catalin Marinas; Arnd Bergmann
> Cc: linaro-acpi at lists.linaro.org; Rafael J. Wysocki; ACPI Devel Mailing
> List; Olof Johansson; linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: Re: [Linaro-acpi] [RFC] ACPI on arm64 TODO List
> On 12/16/2014 08:27 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:27:48AM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >> On Monday 15 December 2014 19:18:16 Al Stone wrote:
> >>> TODO List for ACPI on arm64:
> >>> ============================
> >>> 4. Set clear expectations for those providing ACPI for use with
> >>> * Problem:
> >>> * Hardware/Firmware vendors can and will create ACPI tables
> >>> cannot be used by Linux without some guidance
> >>> * Kernel developers cannot determine whether the kernel or
> >>> is broken without knowing what the firmware should do
> >>> * Solution: document the expectations, and iterate as needed.
> >>> Enforce when we must.
> >>> * Status: initial kernel text available; AMD has offered to make
> >>> their guidance document generic; firmware summit planned for
> >>> deeper discussions.
> > Another example is SMP booting. The ACPI 5.1 spec mentions the
> > protocol but I can't find a reference to the latest document. In the
> > meantime, we stick to PSCI.
> Hrm. A bug in the spec.
> Every external document mentioned in the ACPI spec is supposed to have
> a link that will eventually get you to the source document. All links
> in the spec should point here http://www.uefi.org/acpi which in turn
> has links to the authoritative original documents. However, it looks
> like the parking protocol document pointed to (the "Multiprocessor
> Startup" link) may not be the most recent version. The reference in
> the spec to the protocol (Table 5-61, Section 220.127.116.11)) also appears
> to be useless (it points to http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp
> which doesn't have the document either). I've filed a change request
> with ASWG to fix this.
I also raised both of these a while back, I expect the next errata release
to correct this.
> That being said, the early systems still don't provide PSCI. They will
> at some point in the future, but not now. Regardless, I think it's
> reasonable for us to say that if you want ACPI support, PSCI must be
> used for secondary CPU startup. People can hack something up to get
> the parking protocol to work on development branches if they want, but
> I personally see no need to get that into the kernel -- and it needs
> to be said explicitly in arm-acpi.txt.
> Al Stone
> Software Engineer
> Linaro Enterprise Group
> al.stone at linaro.org
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