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    • Masahiro Yamada's avatar
      ARM: uniphier: rework SMP operations to use trampoline code · b1e4006a
      Masahiro Yamada authored
      The complexity of the boot sequence of UniPhier SoC family is
      a PITA due to the following hardware limitations:
      [1] No dedicated on-chip SRAM
      SoCs in general have small SRAM, on which a tiny firmware or a boot
      loader can run before SDRAM is initialized.  As UniPhier SoCs do not
      have any dedicated SRAM accessible from CPUs, the locked outer cache
      is used instead.  Due to the ARM specification, to have access to
      the outer cache, the MMU must be enabled.  This is done for all CPU
      cores by the program hard-wired in the boot ROM.  The boot ROM code
      loads a small amount of program (this is usually SPL of U-Boot) from
      a non-volatile device onto the locked outer cache, and the primary
      CPU jumps to it.  The secondary CPUs stay in the boot ROM until they
      are kicked by the primary CPU.
      [2] CPUs can not directly jump to SDRAM address space
      As mentioned above, the MMU is enable for all the CPUs with the page
      table hard-wired in the boot ROM.  Unfortunately, the page table only
      has minimal sets of valid sections; all the sections of SDRAM address
      space are zero-filled.  That means all the CPUs, including secondary
      ones, can not jump directly to SDRAM address space.  So, the primary
      CPU must bring up secondary CPUs to accessible address mapped onto
      the outer cache, then again kick them to SDRAM address space.
      Before this commit, this complex task was done with help of a boot
      loader (U-Boot); U-Boot SPL brings up the secondary CPUs to the entry
      of U-Boot SPL and they stay there until they are kicked by Linux.
      This is not nice because a boot loader must put the secondary CPUs
      into a certain state expected by the kernel.  It makes difficult to
      port another boot loader because the boot loader and the kernel must
      work in sync to wake up the secondary CPUs.
      This commit reworks the SMP operations so that they do not rely on
      particular boot loader implementation; the SMP operations (platsmp.c)
      put trampoline code (headsmp.S) on a locked way of the outer cache.
      The secondary CPUs jump from the boot ROM to secondary_entry via the
      trampoline code.  The boot loader no longer needs to take care of SMP.
      Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada's avatarMasahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarOlof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
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