[PATCH] irq_bcm2836: Send event when onlining sleeping cores
eric at anholt.net
Tue May 9 09:59:04 PDT 2017
Phil Elwell <phil at raspberrypi.org> writes:
> In order to reduce power consumption and bus traffic, it is sensible
> for secondary cores to enter a low-power idle state when waiting to
> be started. The wfe instruction causes a core to wait until an event
> or interrupt arrives before continuing to the next instruction.
> The sev instruction sends a wakeup event to the other cores, so call
> it from bcm2836_smp_boot_secondary, the function that wakes up the
> waiting cores during booting.
> It is harmless to use this patch without the corresponding change
> adding wfe to the ARMv7/ARMv8-32 stubs, but if the stubs are updated
> and this patch is not applied then the other cores will sleep forever.
> See: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1989
> Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <phil at raspberrypi.org>
> drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
> index e10597c..6dccdf9 100644
> --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
> +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c
> @@ -248,6 +248,9 @@ static int __init bcm2836_smp_boot_secondary(unsigned int cpu,
> intc.base + LOCAL_MAILBOX3_SET0 + 16 * cpu);
> + dsb(sy); /* Ensure write has completed before waking the other CPUs */
> + sev();
> return 0;
This is also the behavior that the standard arm64 spin-table method has,
which we unfortunately can't quite use.
Acked-by: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
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