[PATCHv3 08/11] arm64: Check for selected granule support

Mark Rutland mark.rutland at arm.com
Thu Oct 15 08:11:14 PDT 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 09:47:53AM -0500, Jeremy Linton wrote:
> On 10/15/2015 06:25 AM, Suzuki K. Poulose wrote:
> >+	/*
> >+	 * Check to see if the CPU supports the requested pagesize
> >+	 */
> >+	asm volatile("mrs %0, ID_AA64MMFR0_EL1" : "=r" (aa64mmfr0_el1));
> >+	aa64mmfr0_el1 >>= ID_AA64MMFR0_TGRAN_SHIFT;
> >+	if ((aa64mmfr0_el1 & 0xf) != ID_AA64MMFR0_TGRAN_SUPPORTED) {
> >+		pr_efi_err(sys_table_arg, PAGE_SIZE_STR" granule not supported by the CPU\n");
> >+		return EFI_UNSUPPORTED;
> >+	}
> This is definitely an improvement over my original hack job.
> I would like to add, that I actually think this should be in a new
> function "check_kernel_compatibility" (or whatever) that is called
> before handle_kernel_image.

To bikeshed, perhaps efi_arch_check_system?

> That is because I don't really think it belongs in
> handle_kernel_image which is focused on relocation. Plus, if you add
> another function, you can avoid the "Failed to relocate kernel"
> error that comes out following the granule not supported message.
> Further, checks like this in the future will have a place to live.

I agree.

There are some other diagnostic utilities I'd like to add to the stub
(e.g. dumping the memory map and ID registers) that would help with
diagnosing boot issues. I started on those at Connect, but realised I
needed to first implement half of printf for those to be useful.

> Of course you will then need a matching stubbed out function for the
> normal arm kernel as well.

I'm sure there are similar things we'll want to check for 32-bit (e.g.
LPAE support), but a stub should be fine for now.


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