[PATCH v2] ARM64: kernel: implement ACPI parking protocol
lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com
Tue Oct 6 10:31:52 PDT 2015
On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 01:15:32PM -0400, Mark Salter wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-10-06 at 17:50 +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 06:40:22PM +0100, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> > > The SBBR and ACPI specifications allow ACPI based systems that do not
> > > implement PSCI (eg systems with no EL3) to boot through the ACPI parking
> > > protocol specification.
> > >
> > > This patch implements the ACPI parking protocol CPU operations, and adds
> > > code that eases parsing the parking protocol data structures to the
> > > ARM64 SMP initializion carried out at the same time as cpus enumeration.
> > >
> > > To wake-up the CPUs from the parked state, this patch implements a
> > > wakeup IPI for ARM64 (ie arch_send_wakeup_ipi_mask()) that mirrors the
> > > ARM one, so that a specific IPI is sent for wake-up purpose in order
> > > to distinguish it from other IPI sources.
> > >
> > > Given the current ACPI MADT parsing API, the patch implements a glue
> > > layer that helps passing MADT GICC data structure from SMP initialization
> > > code to the parking protocol implementation somewhat overriding the CPU
> > > operations interfaces. This to avoid creating a completely trasparent
> > > DT/ACPI CPU operations layer that would require creating opaque
> > > structure handling for CPUs data (DT represents CPU through DT nodes, ACPI
> > > through static MADT table entries), which seems overkill given that ACPI
> > > on ARM64 mandates only two booting protocols (PSCI and parking protocol),
> > > so there is no need for further protocol additions.
> > >
> > > Based on the original work by Mark Salter <msalter at redhat.com>
> > >
> > >  https://acpica.org/sites/acpica/files/MP%20Startup%20for%20ARM%20platforms.docx
> > Question to Lorenzo and Mark Salter: was this patch successfully tested
> > on real hardware (like Applied X-Gene)?
> It doesn't work on X-Gene/Mustang because the existing firmware
> implementations are not exactly compliant with the parking protocol
> spec. I've been hacking on the firmware trying to get something
> which will work wrt the spec but keep getting distracted by other
I tested the code on AMD Supercharger even though I had to change
the remap implementation since the existing firmware uses cacheable
mappings for the mailboxes.
I put it together to make sure that it is there if any platform
compliant with it relies on it and more importantly to prevent
non-compliant implentations from trickling into the kernel,
basically to prevent broken firmware implementations from being
considered compliant and "working".
I am happy to hold the patch off, but see above for my concerns.
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