[PATCHv3 2/5] ARM: mvebu: disable I/O coherency on non-SMP situations on Armada 370/375/38x/XP
thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Nov 13 02:17:30 PST 2014
Dear Arnd Bergmann,
On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:10:07 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Seems fine to me. I was hoping to solve this with the introduction
> of the CONFIG_ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM_STRICT or CONFIG_BROKEN_MULTIPLATFORM
> setting that would allow us to have a compile-time setting to make it
> work on UP (while possibly breaking or slowing down other machines
> in a multiplatform kernel), but Russell didn't like the idea.
Right. Unfortunately, I don't currently see a good way of handling such
a case, other than having the C code at some point in the
initialization re-create all the page tables that were set up by the
assembly code. The basic problem here is that I need access to an
information located in the Device Tree at a moment where the DT isn't
available. So there are two options: 1/ make the DT available earlier,
but it really seems impractical to manipulate the DT in the
early assembly code, or 2/ make sure that the initialization done in
the assembly code can be overridden later.
What do you think?
Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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