Re: [RFC/PATCH] arm: do not skip SMP init calls on SMP_ON_UP case

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Mon Nov 23 2015 - 07:13:06 EST

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 03:06:52PM +0300, Nikita Yushchenko wrote:
> 23.11.2015 15:03, Russell King - ARM Linux ÐÐÑÐÑ:
> > On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 02:59:06PM +0300, nyushchenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >> From: Nikita Yushchenko <nyushchenko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> While running an imx6s boasrd, I got following message in boot log:
> >>
> >> [ 0.032414] CPU1: failed to boot: -38
> >>
> >> This looked strange: imx6s is singe-core and kernel perfectly knows
> >> that. However, for some reason it tries to initialize CPU 1?
> >>
> >> I found this to be caused by
> >> - CONFIG_SMP_ON_UP successfully detects that system is single core,
> >> - this causes is_smp() to return false,
> >> - this causes setup_arch() to skip smp_init_cpus() call,
> >> - this skips board-specific code that sets cpu_possible mask.
> >
> > Right, so you should end up with the possible and present masks
> > containing just one CPU, which should prevent the kernel trying to
> > bring any secondary CPUs online.
> Kernel that is running here still tries to init CPU 1 for some reason.
> Will try to check mainline (although not sure if that will be possible
> on available custom hardware)

iMX6 is fairly well supported in mainline. The only reason to use a
custom kernel is if you want to use some feature which mainline does
not support (or support very well) such as video decode, the full IPU
facilities, GPUs or CEC (sorry, I don't have an expansive list.)

The GPU problem for the GC320/GC880/GC2000 is fairly close to being
solved in a functional (but maybe not yet performant) manner.

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