[PATCH v2 2/7] arm64: fpsimd: Make sure SVE setup is complete before SIMD is used

Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose suzuki.poulose at arm.com
Fri Jan 10 10:41:49 PST 2020

On 10/01/2020 11:51, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 06:33:57PM +0000, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>> In-kernel users of NEON rely on may_use_simd() to check if the SIMD
>> can be used. However, we must initialize the SVE before SIMD can
>> be used. Add a sanity check to make sure that we have completed the
>> SVE setup before anyone uses the SIMD.
>> Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
>> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
>> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose at arm.com>
>> ---
>> Discussion here : https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191014145204.GS27757@arm.com
> Re-reading this thread, I think the conclusion was more towards having a
> WARN_ON in system_supports_fpsimd() (or may_use_simd()). We don't expect
> code to start using neon before the SMP is initialised (other than
> early_initcall(), the rest run after the secondary CPUs are brought up).

Thanks for pointing out. I missed this from the Dave's last email.
I have added a WARN_ON(!system_capabilities_finalized()) to
may_use_simd() for the next version.

Thanks for the review !


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