Re: [PATCH] ARM: owl: smp: Drop owl_secondary_boot()

From: Andreas FÃrber
Date: Thu Jul 06 2017 - 13:17:47 EST

Am 05.07.2017 um 04:36 schrieb Florian Fainelli:
> On July 4, 2017 4:32:18 PM PDT, "Andreas FÃrber" <afaerber@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Commit 18cfd9429d8a82c49add8f3ca9d366599bfcac45 ("ARM: owl: smp: Drop
>> bogus holding pen") simplified the S500 SMP code by removing a loop for
>> pen_release in owl_secondary_boot(). Since then it is only calling
>> owl_v7_invalidate_l1() before branching to secondary_startup().
>> The owl_v7_invalidate_l1() assembler function is superfluous, too.
>> Therefore drop owl_secondary_boot() and use secondary_boot() directly.
>> Cc: David Liu <liuwei@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Andreas FÃrber <afaerber@xxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> - writel(virt_to_phys(owl_secondary_startup),
>> + writel(virt_to_phys(secondary_startup),
>> timer_base_addr + OWL_CPU1_ADDR + (cpu - 1) * 4);
> This is a kernel symbol so please use __pa_symbol() here, also you might want to build with CONFIG_DEBUG_VIRTUAL and see if you get other warnings about using virt_to_phys() in the owl platform code (I did not check if there are other uses)

Thanks for the report. There are no other such uses in mach-actions, but
git-grep'ing for virt_to_phys in arch/arm/mach-* I spot at least one
other such usage in mach-oxnas:


as well as this in mach-mvebu:

arch/arm/mach-mvebu/platsmp.c: writel(virt_to_phys(boot_addr), base +

and these in mach-at91:

arch/arm/mach-at91/pm.c: pm_bu->canary = virt_to_phys(&canary);
arch/arm/mach-at91/pm.c: pm_bu->resume = virt_to_phys(cpu_resume);

What exactly is the difference between the two macros that makes it
wrong despite apparently working? In particular I am wondering whether
the SoC/board vendors in CC need to fix it in their 3.10 trees, too.

In any case if this is a bug, I would rather fix it in a separate patch
for 4.13 and leave the name swap (this patch) for 4.14.


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