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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: dt: check MPIDR on MP devices built without SMP
On Thu, 2019-10-03 at 11:08 -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 10/2/19 4:45 AM, Nicolas Saenz Julienne wrote:
> > Currently, in arm_dt_init_cpu_maps(), the hwid of the boot CPU is read
> > from MPIDR on SMP devices and set to 0 for non SMP. This value is then
> > matched with the DT cpu nodes' reg property in order to find the boot
> > CPU in DT.
> The code you change is about the "mpidr" variable, yet in your commit
> message you refer to "hwid", that is a tad confusing for the reader.

Sorry, it's indeed pretty confusing. I'll send a new version with a fixed
description if there is no major push back.

> > On MP devices build without SMP the cpu DT node contains the expected
> > MPIDR yet the hwid is set to 0. With this the function fails to match
> > the cpus and uses the default CPU logical map. Making it impossible to
> > get the CPU's DT node further down the line. This causes issues with
> > cpufreq-dt, as it triggers warnings when not finding a suitable DT node
> > on CPU0.
> >
> > Change the way we choose whether to get MPIDR or not. Instead of
> > depending on SMP check the number of CPUs defined in DT. Anything > 1
> > means MPIDR will be available.
> Except if someone accidentally wrote their Device Tree such as to have >
> 1 CPU nodes, yet the CPU is not MP capable and reading the MPIDR
> register does return the expected value, but that is wrong anyway.

An UP device will most likely not have a MPIDR. That said I'm not sure this is
always true. As per ARM1176JZ's TRM[1], the RPi1 CPU, if one was to get the
MPIDR it would raise an undefined exception.

The way I see it's an acceptable outcome as the DT is clearly wrong.


[1] See 3.1.10 Use of the system control coprocessor in

"Attempting to read from a nonreadable register, or to write to a
nonwriteable register causes Undefined exceptions."

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