Re: [PATCH v2] x86: Quark: Add if/else to setup_arch for Quark TLB bug
From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Fri Sep 26 2014 - 17:00:15 EST
On Fri, 26 Sep 2014, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> Quark X1000 incorrectly advertises PGE. In later stages of boot
> specifically in early_init_intel we setup_clear_cpu_cap for PGE.
> At this point in time cpu_has_pge() will still be true.
> Use the boot_cpu_data to decide if __flush_tlb_all() or __flush_tlb()
> should be called subsequent to loading CR3
> - __flush_tlb_all();
> + /*
> + * Flush the TLB after loading CR3
> + *
> + * Quark X1000 wrongly advertises PGE. Use boot_cpu_data to
> + * to make sure ithe TLB is flushed correctly in the early
> + * stage of setup_arch() for Quark X1000.
> + * X86_FEATURE_PGE flag is only setup later stage at
> + * early_cpu_init();
> + */
> + if (boot_cpu_data.x86_vendor == X86_VENDOR_INTEL &&
> + boot_cpu_data.x86 == 5 && boot_cpu_data.x86_model == 9)
> + __flush_tlb();
> + else
> + __flush_tlb_all();
> printk(KERN_INFO "Command line: %s\n", boot_command_line);
I'm confused, now.
Wasn't the other patch -- which just added a comment -- the one selected as
a better fix, because there is absolutely no point in calling __flush_tlb()
on Quark X1000 *right after* you just flushed the TLB [on these processors]
by doing a load_cr3() ?
Should this one ([PATCH v2] x86: Quark: Add if/else to setup_arch for Quark
TLB bug) be ignored? Or should the other one which just adds a comment be
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