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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 08/20] arm64: capabilities: Group handling of features and errata
On 07/02/18 10:38, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 06:27:55PM +0000, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
>> So far we have had separate routes for triggering errata and feature
>> capability detection. Also, we never allowed "features" based on local
>> CPU and "errata" based on System wide safe registers. This patch
>> groups the handling of errata and features and also allows them
>> to have all the possible scopes. So we now run through both
>> arm64_features and arm64_errata, in two phases for detection.
>> 1) with SCOPE_LOCAL_CPU filter on each boot time enabled CPUs,
>> via update_cpu_local_capabilities().
>> 2) with SCOPE_SYSTEM filter only once after all boot time enabled
>> CPUs are active, triggered from setup_cpu_features().
>> A late CPU goes through both the tables for verification against
>> established capabilities, as before.
>> We could ideally merge the two tables into one. But leave it as
>> it is for easy access to the list of particular type.
>> Cc: Dave Martin <>
>> Cc: Will Deacon <>
>> Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <>
> I don't know if there's a way of splitting or refactoring this patch to
> make it easier to understand the changes, but I think I get what's going
> on here now.
> So,
> Reviewed-by: Dave Martin <>


> (But if you can see a good way to split it, I'll be happy to take
> another look.)

I did try this out, patches follows.

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