[PATCH v4] arm64: Add support for new control bits CTR_EL0.DIC and CTR_EL0.IDC

Robin Murphy robin.murphy at arm.com
Thu Feb 22 08:28:03 PST 2018

[Apologies to keep elbowing in, and if I'm being thick here...]

On 22/02/18 15:22, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 08:51:30AM -0600, Shanker Donthineni wrote:
>> +#define CTR_B31_SHIFT		31
> Since this is just a RES1 bit, I think we don't need a mnemonic for it,
> but I'll defer to Will and Catalin on that.
>>   ENTRY(invalidate_icache_range)
>> +alternative_if ARM64_HAS_CACHE_DIC
>> +	mov	x0, xzr
>> +	dsb	ishst
>> +	isb
>> +	ret
>> +alternative_else_nop_endif
>> +#endif
> As commented on v3, I don't believe you need the DSB here. If prior
> stores haven't been completed at this point, the existing implementation
> would not work correctly here.

True in terms of ordering between stores prior to entry and the IC IVAU 
itself, but what about the DSH ISH currently issued *after* the IC IVAU 
before returning? Is provably impossible that existing callers might be 
relying on that ordering *anything*, or would we risk losing something 
subtle by effectively removing it?


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