On Tuesday 14 August 2007 11:47:38 Ralf Baechle wrote:
> flush_icache_all() is a nop except on VIVT caches. Anyway, following a
> __flush_cache_all it's pointless unless you want to flush caches a little
The updated patch only uses __flush_cache_all().
> > - printk("Will call new kernel at %08x\n", image->start);
> > - printk("Bye ...\n");
> > - flush_cache_all();
> > + /*
> > + * avoid cache operation related headache in
> > + * relocate_kernel.S: disable caches in kseg0, the new kernel
> > + * will take care to re-enable cache in kseg0.
> > + */
> > + change_c0_config(CONF_CM_CMASK, CONF_CM_UNCACHED);
> And that line is the kernel's one way ticket to hell on some platforms.
> There is a hazard barrier missing here.
Just for my culture, could you please specify which kind of barrier macro
should I use here ? should it be a back_to_back_c0_hazard() ?
> Only KSEG0 (or CKSEG0 in 64-bit parlance) is affected by changing Config.K0
> field. But 64-bit kernels do not necessarily run in one of the 32-bit
> compatibility segments (R8000 doesn't but that's an academic counter
> example) - if they exist at all there is no guarantee that there is any RAM
> mapped in them (IP30 and others).
> On IP27 the kernel will run in CKSEG0 and if you switch that to 0 it'll
> mean BRIDGE ASIC will start looking at the uncached attribute which will be
> defaulted to 0 meaning that in CKSEG0 the CPU will no longer address RAM
> but the ECC and Backdoor Directory information.
> Basically it boils down to be very, very careful about cache modes
> on MIPS. What the kernel does on bootup only happens to work because for
> all the platforms that have potencial issues with the change of the CCA
> for KSEG0 we know that Linux will set the CCA to the same value that is
> already in that field. So that mode switch is sort of useless for most
> platforms except a few where firmware doesn't initialize Config0.K0.
Ok, updated patch does not try to disable caching in KSEG0 using Config0.K0.
Hoewever I so feel a bit unsafe now because D-Cache is not wrote-back and
I-Cache is not invalidated in relocate_kernel.S, before jumping to the new
kernel. This happens to work on my board, but I think that it is mostly
because of luck. Maybe using KSEG1 or XKPHYS (not sure about this one, I am
not familiar with 64bit mips) when fixing the indirection list addresses
should be safer.
However, updated patch follows.
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Schichan <email@example.com>
--- linux/arch/mips/kernel/machine_kexec.c (revision 5975)
+++ linux/arch/mips/kernel/machine_kexec.c (revision 5976)
@@ -78,11 +78,8 @@
- reboot_code_buffer + KEXEC_CONTROL_CODE_SIZE);
printk("Will call new kernel at %08lx\n", image->start);