[PATCH v4] arm64: cpuinfo: Expose MIDR_EL1 and REVIDR_EL1 to sysfs
Suzuki K Poulose
Suzuki.Poulose at arm.com
Mon Jun 13 10:40:45 PDT 2016
On 13/06/16 18:26, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 06:08:09PM +0100, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>> + * Both MIDR_EL1 and REVIDR_EL1 are 32bit registers. However, per C5.1.1,
>> + * "Principles of the System instruction class encoding" in ARM DDI 0487A.i,
>> + * when a system register is escribed as 32-bit, this only means that the
>> + * upper 32 bits are RES0, not that they will never be made use of. To avoid
>> + * changing the ABI for the future, the values are exported as 64bit values.
>> + */
> I see this is a direct copy+paste of my earlier message, typo and all.
> I'd prefer something like the below:
> * The ARM ARM uses the phrase "32-bit register" to describe a register
> * whose upper 32 bits are RES0 (per C5.1.1, ARM DDI 0487A.i), however
> * no statement is made as to whether the upper 32 bits will or will not
> * be made use of in future, and between ARM DDI 0487A.c and ARM DDI
> * 0487A.d CLIDR_EL1 was expanded from 32-bit to 64-bit.
> * Thus, while both MIDR_EL1 and REVIDR_EL1 are described as 32-bit
> * registers, we expose them both as 64 bit values to cater for possible
> * future expansion without an ABI break.
Sorry about that, will fix it.
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