[PATCH 11/17] ARM: mvebu: reserve the first 10 KB of each memory bank for suspend/resume

Gregory CLEMENT gregory.clement at free-electrons.com
Tue Nov 4 02:09:16 PST 2014

Hi Thomas,

On 24/10/2014 13:59, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> When going out of suspend to RAM, the Marvell EBU platforms go through
> the bootloader, which re-configures the DRAM controller. To achieve
> this, the bootloader executes a piece of code called the "DDR3
> training code". It does some reads/writes to the memory to find out
> the optimal timings for the memory chip being used.
> This has the nasty side effect that the first 10 KB of each DRAM
> chip-select are overwritten by the bootloader when exiting the suspend
> to RAM state.
> Therefore, this commit implements the ->reserve() hook for the 'struct
> machine_desc' used on Armada XP, to reserve the 10 KB of each DRAM
> chip-select using the memblock API.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
> ---
>  arch/arm/mach-mvebu/board-v7.c | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 51 insertions(+)

It is unfortunate to put these "holes" in the memory but it is a design constraint.
However, your solution is nice and very well contained however.

Acked-by: Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement at free-electrons.com>



Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
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