[PATCH v2 2/2] ARM: at91: pm: switch to the PIE infrastructure
alexander.stein at systec-electronic.com
Wed Jun 29 01:30:55 PDT 2016
On Wednesday 29 June 2016 09:57:14, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 29/06/2016 at 08:12:21 +0200, Alexander Stein wrote :
> > > +#if defined(CONFIG_CPU_V7)
> > > + dsb();
> > > + wfi();
> > > +#else
> > > + asm volatile ("mcr p15, 0, %0, c7, c0, 4" \
> > > + : : "r" (0) : "memory");
> > > +#endif
> > Why not defining wfi() for __LINUX_ARM_ARCH__ < 7 as it is done for dsb()
> > and friends in arch/arm/include/asm/barrier.h? So you can get rid of that
> > #if completly.
> Well, Russell said it was not useful because "there's no architected WFI
> instruction which doesn't have CPU specific issues (hence why we have
> cpu_do_idle() to abstract that)"
Wouldn't you suffer from this here as well? Anyway, the inline assembly above
is what is actually wfi but using CP15. I checked several proc-*.S in do_idle
and they all have
> "mcr p15, 0, r0, c7, c0, 4 @ Wait for interrupt"
at some point. so this inline assembly could actually be implemented on wfi()
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