Thanks Catalin for your comments.

On 02/19/2018 11:18 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:35:30AM -0600, Shanker Donthineni wrote:
>> On 02/19/2018 08:38 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>>> On the patch, I'd rather have an alternative framework entry for no VAU
>>> cache maint required and some ret instruction at the beginning of the
>>> cache maint function rather than jumping out of the loop somewhere
>>> inside the cache maintenance code, penalising the CPUs that do require
>>> it.
>> Alternative framework might break things in case of CPU hotplug. I need one
>> more confirmation from you on incorporating alternative framework.     
> CPU hotplug can be an issue but it should be handled like other similar
> cases: if a CPU comes online late and its features are incompatible, it
> should not be brought online. The cpufeature code handles this.
> With Will's patch for CTR_EL0, we handle different CPU features during
> boot, defaulting to the lowest value for the IDC/DIC bits.
> I suggest you add new ARM64_HAS_* feature bits and enable them based on
> CTR_EL0.IDC and DIC. You could check for both being 1 with a single
> feature bit but I guess an implementation is allowed to have these
> different (e.g. DIC == 0 and IDC == 1).

I'll add two new features ARM64_HAS_DIC and ARM64_HAS_IDC to support
all implementations. Unfortunately QCOM server chips supports IDC not DIC.

Shanker Donthineni
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