[PATCH v3 02/17] ARM64 / ACPI: Get RSDP and ACPI boot-time tables
jcm at redhat.com
Tue Sep 9 09:44:45 PDT 2014
One of the ARM guys pointed out the cache issue before I had meant to send this note then. Sorry.
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On Sep 9, 2014 12:41 PM, Jon Masters <jcm at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 09/09/2014 12:26 PM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 03:On 09/09/2014 12:26 PM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 03:57:40PM +0100, Hanjun Guo wrote:
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/acenv.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/acenv.h
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..3899ee6
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/acenv.h
>> @@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
>> + * ARM64 specific ACPICA environments and implementation
>> + *
>> + * Copyright (C) 2014, Linaro Ltd.
>> + * Author: Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo at linaro.org>
>> + * Author: Graeme Gregory <graeme.gregory at linaro.org>
>> + *
>> + * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
>> + * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
>> + * published by the Free Software Foundation.
>> + */
>> +#ifndef _ASM_ACENV_H
>> +#define _ASM_ACENV_H
>> +#define ACPI_FLUSH_CPU_CACHE() WARN_ONCE(1, "Not currently supported on ARM64")
> Does this mean that it will be supported at some point? Looking at the
> places where this function is called, I don't really see how this would
> ever work on ARM. Which means that we add such macro just to be able to
> compile code that would never be used on arm64. I would rather see the
> relevant ACPI files only compiled on x86/IA-64 rather than arm64.
That specific cache behavior is a part of e.g. ACPI C3 state support
(e.g. ACPI5.1 8.1.4 Processor Power State C3). As you note, it's not
going to work on 64-bit ARM as it does on x86, but it's optional to
implement C3 and early 64-bit ARM systems should not report Wbindv flags
in the FADT anyway. They can also set FADT.P_LVL3_LAT > 1000, which has
the effect of disabling C3 support, while also allowing for use of _CST
objects to define more flexible C-States later on.
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