[PATCH 2/5] ARM: Add Broadcom Brahma-B15 readahead cache support

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Tue Mar 17 10:29:30 PDT 2015

On Sat, Mar 07, 2015 at 12:54:50AM +0000, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> This patch adds support for the Broadcom Brahma-B15 CPU readahead cache
> controller. This cache controller sits between the L2 and the memory bus
> and its purpose is to provide a friendler burst size towards the DDR
> interface than the native cache line size.
> The readahead cache is mostly transparent, except for
> flush_kern_cache_all, flush_kern_cache_louis and flush_icache_all, which
> is precisely what we are overriding here.

I'm struggling to understand why you care about flush_kern_cache_louis
and flush_icache_all for a cache that sits the other side of the L2.

Can you explain why we need to do anything in these cases, please?


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