[PATCH v3 13/17] ARM64 / ACPI: Add GICv2 specific ACPI boot support

Hanjun Guo hanjun.guo at linaro.org
Thu Sep 4 07:03:38 PDT 2014

On 2014年09月03日 19:17, Hanjun Guo wrote:
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_ACPI
>>>>>>> +#define ACPI_MAX_GIC_CPU_INTERFACE_ENTRIES  65535
>>>>>> With GICv2? I doubt it.
>>>>> I will create macro for each GIC driver:
>>>> Where do you get this value (ACPI_MAX_GICV3_CPU_INTERFACE_ENTRIES) from?
>>> This value is for max processors entries in MADT, and we will use it to scan MADT
>>> for SMP/GIC Init, I just make it big enough for GICv3/4. since ACPI core will stop
>>> scan MADT if the real numbers of processors entries are reached no matter
>>> how big ACPI_MAX_GICV3_CPU_INTERFACE_ENTRIES is, I think we can just
>>> define a number big enough then it will work (x86 and ia64 did the same thing).
>> Also, with GICv3++, there is no such thing as a memory-mapped CPU
>> interface anymore. What you get is a bunch of redistributors (one per
>> CPU). I assume what you have here actually describe the redistributors,
>> and its name should reflect that.
> As Sudeep said, it is not to link to GIC architecture, so I think we can keep
> it stick with ACPI spec, in ACPI spec, it called "GICC structure" (section
> in ACPI 5.1), so we can name it as ACPI_MAX_GICC_STRUCTURE_ENTRIES no matter
> GICv2 or GICv3/4 (with GICv2, it may have more than 8 entries with some disabled
> ones, will no more than 8 enabled entries).
> What do you think?

After more consideration on this, we think that we can remove those macros which
introduce confusions, and just pass 0 to ACPI core for the max entries of GICC structure
or GICR structure, ACPI core will continue scan all the entries in MADT with 0 passed.
With that, we can avoid such name confusions for all GIC related structures in MADT
no matter GICv2 or GICv3/4.


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