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Date:	Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:09:04 +0000
From:	Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>
To:	Hiroshi Doyu <hdoyu@...dia.com>
CC:	Peter De Schrijver <pdeschrijver@...dia.com>,
	"linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org" <linux-tegra@...r.kernel.org>,
	"andrew@...n.ch" <andrew@...n.ch>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/9] clocksource: tegra: Enable ARM arch_timer with TSC

On 20/12/12 14:42, Hiroshi Doyu wrote:
> Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com> wrote @ Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:32:21 +0100:
> 
>> On 20/12/12 12:55, Peter De Schrijver wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 01:33:42PM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>> On 20/12/12 12:22, Peter De Schrijver wrote:
>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>> +	/* CNTFRQ */
>>>>>>>>> +	asm("mcr p15, 0, %0, c14, c0, 0\n" : : "r" (freq));
>>>>>>>>> +	asm("mrc p15, 0, %0, c14, c0, 0\n" : "=r" (val));
>>>>>>>>> +	BUG_ON(val != freq);
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> This is scary. CNTFRQ is only writable from secure mode, and will
>>>>>>>> explode in any other situation.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Also, writing to CNTFRQ doesn't change the timer frequency! This is just
>>>>>>>> a way for secure mode to tell the rest of the world the frequency the
>>>>>>>> timer is ticking at. Unless you've wired the input clock to be able to
>>>>>>>> change the frequency?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ATM, our upstream kernel is expected in secure mode. This situation
>>>>>>> may be changed later, though....
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I appreciate this. But I expect this kernel to be also used on the
>>>>>> non-secure side if someone tried to run KVM with it. And this would go
>>>>>> bang right away.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> But the guest wouldn't necessarily have this peripheral, or any other Tegra114
>>>>> peripheral for that matter?
>>>>
>>>> The problem is not so much the guest but the host. The host has to be
>>>> booted in non-secure, so just saying "we do not support non-secure" is
>>>> not a very convincing argument.
>>>>
>>>> Unless of course you've already decided that you don't want to support
>>>> KVM on this SoC...
>>>>
>>>
>>> I guess that means we can't support KVM yet. Tegra does not have a secure
>>> monitor by default. It all depends on what that system integrator does.
>>
>> VExpress doesn't have a secure monitor either, and yet we run KVM on it
>> (by switching to non-secure before loading the kernel). Same for Exynos5.
>>
>> What I'm trying to say is that this code is rather pointless (this
>> should be done by the firmware/bootloader, not the kernel, or the
>> information should be provided in DT if CNTFRQ is not set).
> 
> "tegra114.dtsi" has the folloiwng "tsc" entry. So can we consider that
> if dts has this entry, CNTFRQ is not set, which implies it's in secure
> mode. kernel should set it up by itself? Otherwise, skip this setup
> and use it. For example:
> 
>  	tsc {
>  		compatible = "nvidia,tegra114-tsc";
>  		reg = <0x700f0000 0x20000>;
> +		setup-cntfrq;
>  	};
> 
> Is this what you explained in the above?
> At least, kernel can survive without bootloader/firmware support, ATM.

No. The DT should only describe the hardware, and not something that is
Linux specific.

Just use the "clock-frequency" attribute in the timer arch-timer node,
and get rid of this CNTFRQ setting. The driver already knows how to deal
with this situation if this attribute is set.

Thanks,

	M.
-- 
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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