Commit 59ccc0d4 authored by Mark Rutland's avatar Mark Rutland Committed by Catalin Marinas
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arm64: cachetype: report weakest cache policy

In big.LITTLE systems, the I-cache policy may differ across CPUs, and
thus we must always meet the most stringent maintenance requirements of
any I-cache in the system when performing maintenance to ensure
correctness. Unfortunately this requirement is not met as we always look
at the current CPU's cache type register to determine the maintenance

This patch causes the I-cache policy of all CPUs to be taken into
account for icache_is_aliasing and icache_is_aivivt. If any I-cache in
the system is aliasing or AIVIVT, the respective function will return
true. At boot each CPU may set flags to identify that at least one
I-cache in the system is aliasing and/or AIVIVT.

The now unused and potentially misleading icache_policy function is
Signed-off-by: default avatarMark Rutland <>
Acked-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <>
parent df857416
......@@ -30,10 +30,14 @@
#ifndef __ASSEMBLY__
static inline u32 icache_policy(void)
return (read_cpuid_cachetype() >> CTR_L1IP_SHIFT) & CTR_L1IP_MASK;
#include <linux/bitops.h>
#define CTR_L1IP(ctr) (((ctr) >> CTR_L1IP_SHIFT) & CTR_L1IP_MASK)
extern unsigned long __icache_flags;
* Whilst the D-side always behaves as PIPT on AArch64, aliasing is
......@@ -41,12 +45,12 @@ static inline u32 icache_policy(void)
static inline int icache_is_aliasing(void)
return icache_policy() != ICACHE_POLICY_PIPT;
return test_bit(ICACHEF_ALIASING, &__icache_flags);
static inline int icache_is_aivivt(void)
return icache_policy() == ICACHE_POLICY_AIVIVT;
return test_bit(ICACHEF_AIVIVT, &__icache_flags);
static inline u32 cache_type_cwg(void)
......@@ -19,7 +19,9 @@
#include <asm/cpu.h>
#include <asm/cputype.h>
#include <linux/bitops.h>
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/printk.h>
#include <linux/smp.h>
......@@ -30,6 +32,28 @@
DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct cpuinfo_arm64, cpu_data);
static struct cpuinfo_arm64 boot_cpu_data;
static char *icache_policy_str[] = {
unsigned long __icache_flags;
static void cpuinfo_detect_icache_policy(struct cpuinfo_arm64 *info)
unsigned int cpu = smp_processor_id();
u32 l1ip = CTR_L1IP(info->reg_ctr);
set_bit(ICACHEF_ALIASING, &__icache_flags);
set_bit(ICACHEF_AIVIVT, &__icache_flags);
pr_info("Detected %s I-cache on CPU%d", icache_policy_str[l1ip], cpu);
static void __cpuinfo_store_cpu(struct cpuinfo_arm64 *info)
info->reg_cntfrq = arch_timer_get_cntfrq();
......@@ -56,6 +80,8 @@ static void __cpuinfo_store_cpu(struct cpuinfo_arm64 *info)
info->reg_id_mmfr3 = read_cpuid(ID_MMFR3_EL1);
info->reg_id_pfr0 = read_cpuid(ID_PFR0_EL1);
info->reg_id_pfr1 = read_cpuid(ID_PFR1_EL1);
void cpuinfo_store_cpu(void)
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