[PATCH 3/7] iommu/arm-smmu: Work around MMU-500 prefetch errata

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Thu Apr 21 09:15:53 PDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:12:59PM +0100, Robin Murphy wrote:
> MMU-500 erratum #841119 is tickled by a particular set of circumstances
> interacting with the next-page prefetcher. Since said prefetcher is
> quite dumb and actually detrimental to performance in some cases (by
> causing unwanted TLB evictions for non-sequential access patterns), we
> lose very little by turning it off, and what we gain is a guarantee that
> the erratum is never hit.
> As a bonus, the same workaround will also prevent erratum #826419 once
> v7 short descriptor support is implemented.
> CC: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
> CC: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy at arm.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/arm64/silicon-errata.txt |  1 +
>  drivers/iommu/arm-smmu.c               | 16 +++++++++++++++-
>  2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Looks fine, but can you update silicon-errata.txt too, please? It's a
handy reference for "what is Linux actively working around" and this
one is somewhat hidden away.


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