Thanks for your reply :)
2011/10/17 Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 07:36:11PM +0800, loody wrote:
>> Dear all:
>> I have some questions about local_flush_tlb_one.
>> 1. what will happen if I use local_flush_tlb_one to flush a page that
>> doesn't exist in translation lookaside buffer entries.
>> The index return by read_c0_index(), should be negative.
>> but this function seems not handle the case that idx < 0.
>> 2. as I know, translation lookaside buffer is a place to keep record
>> the memory mapping, it doesn't like cache have place to store the
>> a. If the entry is cacheable, what we only to do is flush the cache?
>> b. if the entry is uncached, there is nothing to do?
>> if above b is correct, what will happen if we have an entry that is
>> uncached and dirty?
> If c0_index contains a value < 0 (or rather one with bit 31 set) then
> there is nothing that needs to be flushed.
but how about the case of c0_index >= 0, I found the code tried to
write the index with entry_lo0 and entry_lo1 as 0.
it seems clear the PFN part of the index. So it is the flush action?
> Note that MIPS D-cache (I-caches don't get written back so are not of
> concern) are tagged with a physical address so cache handling is no
> consideration for local_flush_tlb_one or any of the other TLB flush
why tlb flush functions don't need to take care cache handling?
if tlb flush don't need to care cache, what is tlb flush used for,
since tlb is nothing but a place to do the address translation, right?
Appreciate your help,