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From: Zhou Yanjie <zhouyanjie@zoho.com>
To: Paul Cercueil <paul@crapouillou.net>
Cc: Paul Burton <paulburton@kernel.org>,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	ralf@linux-mips.org, jhogan@kernel.org,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org, paul.burton@mips.com,
	chenhc@lemote.com, tglx@linutronix.de, jiaxun.yang@flygoat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function.
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:17:05 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5DD21B41.4010908@zoho.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1573991370.3.0@crapouillou.net>

Hi Paul,

On 2019年11月17日 19:49, Paul Cercueil wrote:
> Hi Zhou,
>
>
> Le sam., nov. 16, 2019 at 18:11, Zhou Yanjie <zhouyanjie@zoho.com> a 
> écrit :
>> Hi Paul,
>>
>> On 2019年11月16日 05:37, Paul Burton wrote:
>>> Hi Zhou,
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 05:29:01PM +0800, Zhou Yanjie wrote:
>>>> JZ4760/JZ4770/JZ4775/X1000/X1500 has an abandoned huge page
>>>> tlb, write 0xa9000000 to cp0 config5 sel4 to disable this
>>>> function to prevent getting stuck.
>>> Can you describe how we "get stuck"?
>>
>> When the kernel is started, it will be stuck in the "Run /init as 
>> init process"
>> according to the log information. After using the debug probe, it is 
>> found
>> that tlbmiss occurred when the run init was started, and entered the 
>> infinite
>> loop in the "tlb-funcs.S".
>>
>>> What actually goes wrong on the
>>> affected CPUs? Do they misinterpret EntryLo values? Which bits do they
>>> misinterpret?
>>
>> According to Ingenic's explanation, this is because the 
>> JZ4760/JZ4770/JZ4775/X1000
>> use the same core (both belong to PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D1). This core is 
>> not fully
>> implemented in VTLB at design time, but only implements the 4K page 
>> mode.
>
> Actually hugepages work fine on all Ingenic SoCs I tested with, from 
> JZ4740 upwards, with the VTLB, so this is incorrect.
>

I once again checked with Ingenic. I was wrong before, and VTLB is fully
implemented. HPTLB is a custom mode that is not compatible with the
MIPS standard. The two are parallel relationship, not the complementary
relationship I have previously understood. After the chip reset, the default
is HPTLB mode, so we need to write 0xa9000000 to cp0 register 5 sel 4 to
switch back to VTLB mode.

Thanks and best regards!

>
>> Support for larger pages was implemented by a component called HPTLB 
>> that
>> they designed themselves, but this component was later discarded, so 
>> write
>> 0xa9000000 to cp0 register5 sel4 to turn off HPTLB mode and return to 
>> VTLB
>> mode. The actual test also shows that the kernel will no longer be 
>> stuck in
>> the "Run / init as init process" after shutting down the HPTLB mode, 
>> and can
>> boot to the shell normally.
>
> That's good info, please consider adding that in the comment and in 
> the commit message, and maybe also change the last sentence to reflect 
> what's actually going on with the infinite loop after the tlbmiss.
>
> Cheers,
> -Paul
>
>
>>
>>>
>>>> Confirmed by Ingenic,
>>>> this operation will not adversely affect processors
>>>> without HPTLB function.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Zhou Yanjie <zhouyanjie@zoho.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>   arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c | 16 ++++++++++++++--
>>>>   1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c 
>>>> b/arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c
>>>> index 16033a4..cfebf8c 100644
>>>> --- a/arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c
>>>> +++ b/arch/mips/kernel/cpu-probe.c
>>>> @@ -1966,11 +1966,23 @@ static inline void cpu_probe_ingenic(struct 
>>>> cpuinfo_mips *c, unsigned int cpu)
>>>>       }
>>>>   \x7f\x7f      /*
>>>> -     * The config0 register in the Xburst CPUs with a processor ID of
>>>> +     * The config0 register in the XBurst CPUs with a processor ID of
>>>> +     * PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D1 has an abandoned huge page tlb, write
>>>> +     * 0xa9000000 to cp0 config5 sel4 to disable this function to
>>> Saying "config5" suggests $16 sel 5 to me - Config5 is after all an
>>> architecturally defined register & it's not this one. It'd be better to
>>> say "cop0 register 5 sel 4".
>>
>> Sure, I'll change it in v2.
>>
>>>> +     * prevent getting stuck.
>>>> +     */
>>>> +    if ((c->processor_id & PRID_COMP_MASK) == PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D1) {
>>>> +        __asm__ (
>>>> +            "li    $2, 0xa9000000 \n\t"
>>>> +            "mtc0  $2, $5, 4      \n\t"
>>>> +            "nop                  \n\t"
>>>> +            ::"r"(2));
>>> I'd prefer that you add #defines to asm/mipsregs.h to provide a
>>> write_c0_X() function where X is replaced with whatever the name of 
>>> this
>>> register is, and preferably also #define macros describing the fields
>>> present in the register. Writing a magic number isn't ideal.
>>
>> Sure, I'll change it in v2.
>>
>>>> +    /*
>>>> +     * The config0 register in the XBurst CPUs with a processor ID of
>>>>        * PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D0 report themselves as MIPS32r2 
>>>> compatible,
>>>>        * but they don't actually support this ISA.
>>>>        */
>>>> -    if ((c->processor_id & PRID_COMP_MASK) == PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D0)
>>>> +    } else if ((c->processor_id & PRID_COMP_MASK) == 
>>>> PRID_COMP_INGENIC_D0)
>>> It might be cleaner to use a switch statement rather than writing out
>>> the & PRID_COMP_MASK condition twice?
>>
>> Sure, I'll change it in v2.
>>
>> Thanks and best regards!
>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>      Paul
>>
>>
>>
>
>




  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-11-18  4:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-24  9:28 Zhou Yanjie
2019-10-24  9:29 ` [PATCH 1/2] MIPS: Rename JZRISC to XBurst Zhou Yanjie
2019-10-24  9:29 ` [PATCH 2/2] MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-15 21:37   ` Paul Burton
2019-11-16 10:11     ` Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-17 11:49       ` Paul Cercueil
2019-11-17 16:36         ` Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-18  4:17         ` Zhou Yanjie [this message]
2019-11-15 18:49 ` Paul Cercueil
2019-11-16 17:23 ` MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function v2 Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-16 17:23   ` [PATCH 1/2 v2] MIPS: Rename JZRISC to XBurst Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-16 17:23   ` [PATCH 2/2 v2] MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-19 14:28 ` MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function v3 Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-19 14:28   ` [PATCH 1/2 v3] MIPS: Rename JZRISC to XBurst Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-19 14:28   ` [PATCH 2/2 v3] MIPS: Ingenic: Disable abandoned HPTLB function Zhou Yanjie
2019-11-20 11:45     ` Paul Cercueil
2019-11-22 22:06     ` Paul Burton

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