[PATCH 03/16] ARM: mvebu: Add function to export the physical address of the boot register

Gregory CLEMENT gregory.clement at free-electrons.com
Thu Jul 3 03:07:53 PDT 2014

Hi Thomas,

On 03/07/2014 11:25, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Gregory CLEMENT,
> On Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:39:52 +0200, Gregory CLEMENT wrote:
>>> I'm not sure that the best approach to solve this problem. Instead,
>>> maybe the system-controller.c code should set up the boot address
>>> workaround on Armada 375. Since the workaround on 375 is really related
>>> to setting the boot address which is done by the system controller,
>>> maybe the initialization of the workaround belongs in
>>> system-controller.c ?
>> So moving the workaround into mvebu_system_controller_set_cpu_boot_addr()
>> should be the thing to do.
> Except that mvebu_system_controller_set_cpu_boot_addr() is called
> multiple times during the system execution, while you want the
> workaround to be initialized once. And we surely don't really want a
> static variable in there to test if the workaround has already been
> initialized or not.

Actually mvebu_system_controller_set_cpu_boot_addr()à is called only in
mvebu_cortex_a9_boot_secondary() just after the call to mvebu_boot_addr_wa().

So it won't change anything. Moreover the call to mvebu_cortex_a9_boot_secondary()
is not expected to be done too often  during the system execution.


Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
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