[PATCH v3 1/9] arm64: cpufeature: treat unknown fields as RES0

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Thu Jan 5 09:08:27 PST 2017

On Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 05:48:59PM +0000, Suzuki K. Poulose wrote:
> From: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
> Any fields not defined in an arm64_ftr_bits entry are propagated to the
> system-wide register value in init_cpu_ftr_reg(), and while we require
> that these strictly match for the sanity checks, we don't update them in
> update_cpu_ftr_reg().
> Generally, the lack of an arm64_ftr_bits entry indicates that the bits
> are currently RES0 (as is the case for the upper 32 bits of all
> supposedly 32-bit registers).
> A better default would be to use zero for the system-wide value of
> unallocated bits, making all register checking consistent, and allowing
> for subsequent simplifications to the arm64_ftr_bits arrays.
> This patch updates init_cpu_ftr_reg() to treat unallocated bits as RES0
> for the purpose of the system-wide safe value. These bits will still be
> sanity checked with strict match requirements, as is currently the case.
> Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
> Reviewed-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose at arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose at arm.com>

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>

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