EDAC driver for ARMv8 L1/L2 cache

York Sun york.sun at nxp.com
Fri Jan 12 09:44:56 PST 2018

On 01/12/2018 09:38 AM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 05:17:54PM +0000, York Sun wrote:
>> On 01/12/2018 09:13 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 04:48:05PM +0000, York Sun wrote:
>>>> I see Stratix10 has A53 core. I am concerned on reading the
>>>> registers. They may not be available on all SoCs, or all time.
>>> Is there something like CPUID on x86, on ARM64 which denotes presence of
>>> a certain feature?
>>> Or is that thing devicetree?
>> This feature is available on the SoC I am working on (NXP LS1046A). It
>> seems always there. I don't know if there is any register denoting the
>> existence of such feature.
> There is no architectural register describing this.
> Judging by the Cortex-A53 TRM, there is no IMP DEF / auxilliary register
> describing this.
> Regardless, a DT binding is necessary due to potential interactions with
> FW, hypervisors, etc.
>> I guess we can use device tree if this feature exists. Not sure if
>> big.LITTLE is a concern here.
> There are big.LITTLE systems with Cortex-A53, so we definitely care
> about big.LITTLE here.

For a given system, for example A72-A53 big.LITTLE configuration, the
feature is known and can be described in DT. We have to detect which
core is running to determine if this feature is available. Does this
sound right?


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