[PATCH v8 2/2] arm-soc: Add support for arm-based tango4 platforms

Marc Gonzalez marc_gonzalez at sigmadesigns.com
Tue Nov 3 09:04:32 PST 2015

On 03/11/2015 17:37, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> On 11/3/2015 2:12 AM, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> Marc Gonzalez writes:
>>> Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>> Mark Rutland wrote:
>>>>> We didn't. Having a look just now, the earliest example appears to be
>>>>> in OMAP4 L2 support patches back in 2009 [1]. I was not able to find a
>>>>> rationale.
>>>>> Given that the MMU is on (and speculative accesses are permitted) I
>>>>> can't see what the DSB achieves -- it can't quiesce the memory system.
>>>>> Santosh, any idea?
>>>> IIRC, it was requirement from the OMAP ROM code to have a dsb before
>>>> we call the SMC routine. I can't recollect more than that now.
>>> In that case, shouldn't dsb have been added to the ROM code,
>>> on the "other side" of the smc, so as to not depend on Linux
>>> code "getting it right"?
>> You're new to this, aren't you? :)
> :-) Indeed. ROM code is burned into the chip and can't be changed.

Oh, that kind of ROM... I thought EEPROM.
(Our secure OS is stored in NAND flash.)

If I'm bored, I'll try measuring the run-time difference with
and without dsb.


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