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Re: [PATCH v2 5/5] MIPS: Move cache setup to setup_arch().

To: Shane McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 5/5] MIPS: Move cache setup to setup_arch().
From: David Daney <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:21:54 -0700
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On 06/10/2012 09:16 PM, Shane McDonald wrote:
I've run into a problem in linux-3.5-rc1, and I've tracked it down
to this patch, MIPS: Move cache setup to setup_arch().,
commit 6650df3c380e0db558dbfec63ed860402c6afb2a.

Are you permitted to describe the problem in any additional detail?

Knowing what type of system is affected and the nature of the problem would be useful in trying to arrive at a good solution.

David Daney

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM, David Daney<>  wrote:
From: David Daney<>

commit 97ce2c88f9ad42e3c60a9beb9fca87abf3639faa (jump-label: initialize
jump-label subsystem much earlier) breaks MIPS.  The jump_label_init()
call was moved before trap_init() which is where we initialize

In order to be good citizens, we move cache initialization earlier so
that we don't jump through a null flush_icache_range function pointer
when doing the jump label initialization.

Signed-off-by: David Daney<>
  arch/mips/include/asm/setup.h |    3 ++-
  arch/mips/kernel/setup.c      |    2 ++
  arch/mips/kernel/smp.c        |    2 +-
  arch/mips/kernel/traps.c      |    9 +++++----
  4 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/mips/include/asm/setup.h b/arch/mips/include/asm/setup.h
index 6dce6d8..2560b6b 100644
--- a/arch/mips/include/asm/setup.h
+++ b/arch/mips/include/asm/setup.h
@@ -14,7 +14,8 @@ extern void *set_vi_handler(int n, vi_handler_t addr);

  extern void *set_except_vector(int n, void *addr);
  extern unsigned long ebase;
-extern void per_cpu_trap_init(void);
+extern void per_cpu_trap_init(bool);
+extern void cpu_cache_init(void);

  #endif /* __KERNEL__ */

diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
index c504b21..a53f8ec 100644
--- a/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/setup.c
@@ -605,6 +605,8 @@ void __init setup_arch(char **cmdline_p)

+       cpu_cache_init();

  unsigned long kernelsp[NR_CPUS];
diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/smp.c b/arch/mips/kernel/smp.c
index ba9376b..dc019a1 100644
--- a/arch/mips/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/smp.c
@@ -106,7 +106,7 @@ asmlinkage __cpuinit void start_secondary(void)
  #endif /* CONFIG_MIPS_MT_SMTC */
-       per_cpu_trap_init();
+       per_cpu_trap_init(false);

diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c b/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
index 2b5675b..0ba66c0 100644
--- a/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
@@ -1538,7 +1538,6 @@ void *set_vi_handler(int n, vi_handler_t addr)
        return set_vi_srs_handler(n, addr, 0);

-extern void cpu_cache_init(void);
  extern void tlb_init(void);
  extern void flush_tlb_handlers(void);

@@ -1565,7 +1564,7 @@ static int __init ulri_disable(char *s)
  __setup("noulri", ulri_disable);

-void __cpuinit per_cpu_trap_init(void)
+void __cpuinit per_cpu_trap_init(bool is_boot_cpu)
        unsigned int cpu = smp_processor_id();
        unsigned int status_set = ST0_CU0;
@@ -1664,7 +1663,9 @@ void __cpuinit per_cpu_trap_init(void)
        if (bootTC) {
  #endif /* CONFIG_MIPS_MT_SMTC */
-               cpu_cache_init();
+               /* Boot CPU's cache setup in setup_arch(). */
+               if (!is_boot_cpu)
+                       cpu_cache_init();
        } else if (!secondaryTC) {
@@ -1741,7 +1742,7 @@ void __init trap_init(void)

        if (board_ebase_setup)
-       per_cpu_trap_init();
+       per_cpu_trap_init(true);

         * Copy the generic exception handlers to their final destination.

I'm running a single-CPU, PMC-Sierra RM7035C-based system.

Before applying this patch, cca_setup() in arch/mips/mm/c-r4k.c
is called before coherency_setup() (called from rk4_cache_init()).
After applying the patch, it is called afterwards.  Because
coherency_setup() relies on cca_setup() properly setting the
variable cca, it won't use the value of cca supplied on the
kernel command line.

I haven't verified it, but I suspect the same problem will occur
with the call to setcoherentio(), also in c-r4k.c.

Unfortunately, I don't have the knowledge to formulate a patch
to this problem, but I wanted to raise the issue.

Shane McDonald

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