It is not mine, I just fixed an existent code which applies a wrong
errata to 1074K.
Errata fix did exist before me.
On 09/12/2013 08:12 AM, Paul Burton wrote:
Agreed, my point is not about your code but your commit message. If
I'm reading a commit which works around CPU errata I should not have
to go and ask the hardware engineers or even read an errata document
in order to know what you're doing. Your commit message should explain
the errata, its effects and how your patch works around the problem.
On 12/09/13 16:05, Florian Fainelli wrote:
2013/9/12 Leonid Yegoshin <Leonid.Yegoshin@imgtec.com>:
Treat it as is.
It is a dirty laundry of HW engineers and you may need to
communicate with them or read Errata docs on CPU.
If it is about a way how it is written - ask Steven, initially it
was in mainland probe code but he think it should be a separate
function. I just corrected him, pointing that erratas on 74K and
1074K are different. But because he insist on having the same
CPU_74K for both, so...
If you take a look at another CPU company such as ARM, they provide
lengthy explanations for their various Erratas:
bool "PJ4B Errata 4742: IDLE Wake Up Commands can Cause the
CPU Core to Cease Operation"
depends on CPU_PJ4B && MACH_ARMADA_370
When coming out of either a Wait for Interrupt (WFI) or a
Event (WFE) IDLE states, a specific timing sensitivity
the retiring WFI/WFE instructions and the newly issued
instructions. This sensitivity can result in a CPU hang
The software must insert either a Data Synchronization
or Data Memory Barrier (DMB) command immediately after the
I really think that you should aim for the same level of information
so that people know whether this is relevant for their platform,
whether they have the ECO applied etc...