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SubjectRe: framebuffer corruption due to overlapping stp instructions on arm64
On 08/06/2018 04:01 PM, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> I think there are three possible solutions:
> 1. provide an alternative memcpy implementation that doesn't do unaligned
> accesses and recompile the graphics software with -mstrict-align

Given that there's already a tunable glibc.cpu.cached_memopt for powerpc
that (as Tulio clarified elsewhere) essentially does the same thing for
cache-inhibited memory, it wouldn't be too much of an overhead to put in
another ifunc implementation that gets chosen only when one sets this
tunable. In fact, we could reuse the C string routines for this to
avoid adding yet another assembly implementation to have to support.
That way we can minimally fix the issue at hand without regressing
existing uses.

You can then set the glibc.cpu.cached_memopt tunable in the default
environment for your board[1] or for applications that need it (e.g.
whenever DISPLAY is exported or something like that).

The only difference from Power would be that cpu.noncached==0 for Power
by default whereas for aarch64 it will be the other way around. It
shouldn't be too hard to enhance the framework to set platform-specific


[1] Or if you're feeling particularly generous, help us implement
systemwide tunables since you have an actual use case for it :)

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