[PATCH] clocksource: arch_timer: Fix code to use physical timers when requested

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Sep 11 02:57:25 PDT 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 08:50:16PM +0100, Doug Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > If `where we're at' is trying to boot an ARMv7 product, then you can boot in
> > secure svc and lose virtualisation support. Looking forward to ARMv8, this
> > isn't going to work, so I'd encourage you to start thinking about getting
> > a working bootloader as a requirement.
> Yup, definitely on the same page now.  With everyone working on this
> I'd imagine that there will be some nice standards worked out by the
> time real ARMv8 is ready to ship?
> ...so would you say that you're in support of landing the patch to
> allow physical counters?  I know Olof has Acked the patch above, but
> it's nice if there's general agreement that it's OK.

I'm in favour of fixing the regression, yes. What I didn't understand from
the patch is where arch_timer_use_virtual is set to false for your machine,
as we need to be careful not to regress arm64 (the vdso uses the virtual
counter there).


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