lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Jan]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] arm64: cpufeature: Export matrix and other features to userspace
On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:33:37AM +0000, Steven Price wrote:
> Export the features introduced as part of ARMv8.6 exposed in the
> ID_AA64ISAR1_EL1 and ID_AA64ZFR0_EL1 registers. This introduces the
> Matrix features (ARMv8.2-I8MM, ARMv8.2-F64MM and ARMv8.2-F32MM) along
> with BFloat16 (Armv8.2-BF16), speculation invalidation (SPECRES) and
> Data Gathering Hint (ARMv8.0-DGH).
>
> Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>
> [Added other features in those registers]
> Signed-off-by: Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>
> ---
> This is a v2 of Julien's patch[1] extended to export all the new
> features contained within the ID_AA64ISAR1_EL1 and ID_AA64ZFR0_EL1
> registers.
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-arm-kernel/20191025171056.30641-1-julien.grall@arm.com/
>
> Documentation/arm64/cpu-feature-registers.rst | 16 ++++++++++
> Documentation/arm64/elf_hwcaps.rst | 31 +++++++++++++++++++
> arch/arm64/include/asm/hwcap.h | 8 +++++
> arch/arm64/include/asm/sysreg.h | 12 +++++++
> arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/hwcap.h | 8 +++++
> arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c | 20 ++++++++++++
> arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c | 8 +++++
> 7 files changed, 103 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/arm64/cpu-feature-registers.rst b/Documentation/arm64/cpu-feature-registers.rst
> index b6e44884e3ad..5382981533f8 100644
> --- a/Documentation/arm64/cpu-feature-registers.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/arm64/cpu-feature-registers.rst
> @@ -200,6 +200,14 @@ infrastructure:
> +------------------------------+---------+---------+
> | Name | bits | visible |
> +------------------------------+---------+---------+
> + | I8MM | [55-52] | y |
> + +------------------------------+---------+---------+
> + | DGH | [51-48] | y |
> + +------------------------------+---------+---------+
> + | BF16 | [47-44] | y |
> + +------------------------------+---------+---------+
> + | SPECRES | [43-40] | y |
> + +------------------------------+---------+---------+

I applied this for CI testing last night, but actually I think it's broken.
AFAICT, the instructions introduced by SPECRES are behind an SCTLR_EL1
enable (EnRCTX) which defaults to disabled, so we should either be enabling
them before setting the HWCAP or not exposing them at all.

Given that the instructions are not broadcast and are likely to be very
expensive, I don't think that exposing them to EL0 is a good idea.

In other words, I'll drop the SPECRES parts from this patch. Sound ok?

Will

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-01-15 10:50    [W:0.063 / U:6.208 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site