Re: [PATCH v9] arm64: cpuinfo: Expose MIDR_EL1 and REVIDR_EL1 to sysfs
From: Catalin Marinas
Date: Tue Jul 12 2016 - 11:11:07 EST
On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 04:01:13PM +0100, Suzuki K. Poulose wrote:
> From: Steve Capper <steve.capper@xxxxxxxxxx>
> It can be useful for JIT software to be aware of MIDR_EL1 and
> REVIDR_EL1 to ascertain the presence of any core errata that could
> affect code generation.
> This patch exposes these registers through sysfs:
> where $ID is the cpu number. For big.LITTLE systems, one can have a
> mixture of cores (e.g. Cortex A53 and Cortex A57), thus all CPUs need
> to be enumerated.
> If the kernel does not have valid information to populate these entries
> with, an empty string is returned to userspace.
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Steve Capper <steve.capper@xxxxxxxxxx>
> [ ABI documentation updates, hotplug notifiers, kobject changes ]
> Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose@xxxxxxx>