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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 01/19] csky: Build infrastructure
On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 06:03:04PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> It looks like the CK8xx CPUs are basically compatible, so it would
> be nice to have a way to configure a kernel that can run on all
> of them, picking a safe default for options that depend on a
> particular CPU. E.g. when only CK860 supports SMP, you might
> start out by making SMP "depend on !(CPU_CK807 || CPU_CK810)",
> as an alternative to implementing a way for an SMP-enabled kernel
> to run on non-SMP CPUs (arm has that, but it's probably too complex
> for your needs).
>
> Similarly, you can set L1_CACHE_BYTES to the largest possible
> size, and make things like CPU_TLB_SIZE dynamically detected.
We talked about this topic in the last patchsets. Ck807/810/860 are mutually
incompatible in kernel level but both can run user space programs in
ck807/810.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 09:40:49AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Ok, thanks for the clarification. Obviously if they are mutually incompatible,
> there is no point in using a common kernel, so your current version is
> absolutely fine, and this is similar to how we cannot have a common kernel
> between ARMv5, ARMv7-A and ARMv7-M, which are all incompatible
> at the kernel level.
Yes.

> One more question for my understanding: Are the three types of ck8xx
> CPUs mutually incompatible in user space as well, or are the differences
> only for the kernel? For the ARM example, ARMv5 and ARMv7
> fundamentally require separate kernels, but both can run user space
> programs built for ARMv5.

-mcpu=ck807 app could run on ck807, ck810, ck860.
-mcpu=ck810 app could run on ck807, ck810, ck860.
-mcpu=ck860 app only run on ck860.

They are all incompatible at the kernel level.


> > +menu "C-SKY Debug Options"
> > +config CSKY_DEBUG_INFO
> > + bool "Compile the kernel with debug info, just add -g"
> > + depends on !DEBUG_INFO
> > + help
> > + DEBUG_INFO and COMPILE_TEST is conflict, so we provide
> > + another way to support -g.
> > + Some drivers eg: DW_MMC need COMPILE_TEST for new cpu
> > + arch :(
>
> Just send a patch to change those dependencies, there is no reason
> not to apply those. Generally speaking, the kernel should not contain
> workarounds for particular (mis-)features of the kernel, when you can
> just change those.
Ok.

> > +generic-y += atomic.h
>
> The asm-generic version of atomic.h is a bit inefficient,
> you might want to provide an optimized version for your
> architecture.
Ok.

> > +generic-y += auxvec.h
>
> You should not need asm/auxvec.h or uapi/asm/auxvec.h
Ok.

> > +generic-y += bug.h
>
> providing your own bug.h might be helpful too.
> Have a look
Ok.

> > +generic-y += cputime.h
>
> asm-generic/cputime.h no loinger exists
Ok, remove it.

> > +generic-y += kvm_para.h
>
> Do you support KVM?
No, remove it, thx.

> > +generic-y += sizes.h
>
> Deprecated and should not be needed
Ok, remove it.

Guo Ren

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