Ping all,
Some time ago I saw several people mentioned ARMv8 PSCI, are you
interested in leaving your review comments?
I know it is not so easy for reviewing assembly language patches, but
code structures and assembly instructions in this patch set are not
When this common framework gets merged, it will be possible for each
platform to implement their platform PSCI functions in C too.

Hi Tom,
Any further concerns? comments?

Thanks all.

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Hongbo Zhang <> wrote:
> I just explained why and how I tried to place newly introduced macros
> in arch/arm/cpu/armv8/Kconfig and  board/freescale/ls1043ardb/Kconfig.
> As to the order, is it compulsory to define such a CONFIG_* before
> using it, even there is #ifdef test when using it?
> If yes, I have to define all the four new CONFIG_* into
> arch/arm/cpu/armv8/Kconfig along with the adding-secure-sections
> patch, but default values have to be set which is bit hard to handle,
> for the CONFIG_ARMV8_PSCI_NR_CPUS, we can set a 4 although it isn't
> correct in most cases, but for the CONFIG_ARMV8_SECURE_BASE, we don't
> know its default value, it is really platform specific.
> In my implementation, I just wanted to treat CONFIG_ARMV8_PSCI_NR_CPUS
> they are all platform specific.
> And for the CONFIG_ARMV8_PSCI_NR_CPUS, it is slightly different form
> ARMv7's, if not defined, the lds file still works:
> #else
> . = . + 4 * ARM_PSCI_STACK_SIZE;
> #endif
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Hongbo Zhang <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:23 AM, Tom Rini <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 05:29:00PM +0800, wrote:
>>>> From: Hongbo Zhang <>
>>>> This patch set introduces ARMv8 PSCI framework, all the PSCI functions are
>>>> implemented a default dummy one, it is up to each platform to implement 
>>>> their
>>>> own specific ones.
>>>> The first 1/6 patch is a prepare clean up for adding ARMv8 PSCI.
>>>> Patches 2/6 to 5/6 introduce new ARMv8 framework and set it up.
>>>> The last 6/6 adds a most simple implementation on NXP LS1043 platform, to
>>>> verify this framework.
>>>> This patch set mainly introduces ARMv8 PSCI framework, for easier review 
>>>> and
>>>> merge, further PSCI implementation on LS1043 is coming later.
>>>> Hongbo Zhang (6):
>>>>   ARMv8: LS1043A: change macro CONFIG_ARMV8_PSCI definition
>>>>   ARMv8: Add secure sections for PSCI text and data
>>>>   ARMv8: Add basic PSCI framework
>>>>   ARMv8: Setup PSCI memory and dt
>>>>   ARMv8: Enable SMC instruction
>>>>   ARMv8: LS1043A: Enable LS1043A default PSCI support
>>> Conceptually this is good.  I have some issues around order of the
>>> patches, and where the Kconfig entries end up.  Looking over the series
>>> we introduce usage of some CONFIG symbols prior to declaring them in
>>> Kconfig.  This is more of a hard no now as it will break bisecting when
>>> the test for no new CONFIG symbols is tripped.  The other problem is
>>> that I think the symbols you're adding in
>>> board/freescale/ls1043ardb/Kconfig need to be in
>>> arch/arm/cpu/armv8/Kconfig and then use default ... if ... to give the
>>> right address for the layerscape boards.
>> Thanks Tom for quick response.
>> For config options introduced:
>> I've tested adding patch one by one, there is no problem with the
>> check-config script.
>> And my idea was like this: let the CONFIG_ARMV8_PSCI to be an overall
>> switch, and if it is enabled even without the other three ones, the
>> default PSCI still works, as I've tested, this really works because
>> any of the other three macros, when used, there is a #ifdef to check
>> if it exists, if no, a default value is used or it isn't used at all.
>> The later three macros, because they are platform specific so I
>> intended to let every platform to define them.
>> This is slightly different from ARMv7, plan was if this get accepted,
>> I would like to send patch to update ARMv7's.
>>> --
>>> Tom
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