On 10/17/2016 11:06 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday, October 17, 2016 10:43:02 AM CEST Neil Armstrong wrote:
>> +
>> +       /*
>> +        * This is really belt and braces; we hold unintended secondary
>> +        * CPUs in the holding pen until we're ready for them.  However,
>> +        * since we haven't sent them a soft interrupt, they shouldn't
>> +        * be there.
>> +        */
>> +       write_pen_release(cpu);
>> +
>> +       /*
>> +        * Enable GIC cpu interface in CPU Interface Control Register
>> +        */
>> +       writel(GIC_CPU_CTRL_ENABLE,
>> +               gic_cpu_ctrl + GIC_NCPU_OFFSET(cpu) + GIC_CPU_CTRL);
>> +
>> +       /*
>> +        * Send the secondary CPU a soft interrupt, thereby causing
>> +        * the boot monitor to read the system wide flags register,
>> +        * and branch to the address found there.
>> +        */
>> +
>> +       arch_send_wakeup_ipi_mask(cpumask_of(cpu));
>> +       timeout = jiffies + (1 * HZ);
>> +       while (time_before(jiffies, timeout)) {
>> +               smp_rmb();
>> +               if (read_pen_release() == -1)
>> +                       break;
>> +
>> +               udelay(10);
>> +       }
>>
> 
> This seems to have been copied from plat-versatile, but is really
> not needed here since you apparently have proper hardware support for
> starting up the CPUs.
Yes it seems.

> 
> Any reason you can't just write to the cpu_ctrl register
> once and keep going without that whole holding_pen loop
> and spinlock?
I suppose but I did not find any good examples except the plat-versatile code.
I will try some simpler code.

> 
>       Arnd
> 

Neil

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