[PATCH 2/2] arm64: dts: uniphier: change release address of spin-table

Masahiro Yamada yamada.masahiro at socionext.com
Fri Apr 15 06:13:55 PDT 2016

Hi Mark.

2016-04-15 22:05 GMT+09:00 Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 07:30:47PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> The 8-byte register located at 0x59801200 on this SoC is dedicated
>> for waking up secondary CPUs.  We can use it and save normal memory.
> Generally, it is not safe to use MMIO registers to back spin-table. The
> kernel maps the spin table location with cacheable attributes, so there
> may be speculative accesses to any registes in the same (64K) page, and
> a writeback may be larger than the 8-byte register width (which the
> device might not accept, triggering an SError).
> Given that, I do not think this is a good idea.

I did not know this.  Thanks for your advice!

Arnd, Olof

Please drop this patch.
(I think 1/2 is still OK.)

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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