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Date:	Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:54:18 -0700
From:	Stephen Boyd <>
To:	Russell King - ARM Linux <>
CC:, Will Deacon <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] ARM: vfp: fix VFPv3 hwcap detection on non-ARM vfp

On 09/19/14 11:24, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On 09/18/14 15:46, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 02:43:11PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>>> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/vfp.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/vfp.h
>>> index f4ab34fd4f72..76d3f6907cce 100644
>>> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/vfp.h
>>> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/vfp.h
>>> @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
>>>  #define FPSID_NODOUBLE		(1<<20)
>>>  #define FPSID_ARCH_BIT		(16)
>>> -#define FPSID_ARCH_MASK		(0xF  << FPSID_ARCH_BIT)
>>> +#define FPSID_ARCH_MASK		(0x7F  << FPSID_ARCH_BIT)
>> This is incorrect.  On VFPv2, the architecture field is four bits long.
>> As you can see from the above, bit 20 indicates that there are no
>> double operations provided, and the next two bits indicate the FSTMX/
>> FLDMX format.
>> I know that you're changing this to conform with the ARM ARM, but we
>> have to consider that before VFP was subsumed into the ARM ARM, this
>> register had the format described as per this file, and these other
>> bits may be set for an ARM part.  Including these bits in the mask
>> means that we will mis-identify these older parts as VFPv3.
>> Welcome to the lack of standardisation!
> Thank you for the warm welcome! I looked at the TRMs for ARM11 and ARM9.
> I can't find anywhere where VFPv2 is supported and these bits are set.
> Bits 22-16 of FPSID:
> ARM1136r1p5:     0x01
> ARM1136r1p3:     0x01
> ARM1176:         0x01
> ARM11MPCorer2p0: 0x01
> ARM11MPCorer1p0: 0x01
> ARM1156:         0x01
> ARM9:            0x01
> Do you, or anyone else, know of other implementations? I *hope* that
> this same exercise was done by the VFP architects before they
> re-purposed bits but who knows. If nobody is actually setting these
> higher bits then is there any problem widening the mask (besides it
> being slightly confusing)?

Any thoughts?

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