Re: [PATCH v2 0/9] CPU enable method based SMP/hotplug + MSM conversion

From: Kumar Gala
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 17:04:42 EST

On Jan 8, 2014, at 7:50 PM, Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 01/08/14 13:37, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Tuesday 24 December 2013, Stephen Boyd wrote:
>>> This is a rework of patches sent a months back by Rohit[1].
>>> The goal of these patches is to add support for SMP and (basic)
>>> hotplug on MSM based SoCs. To get there, we add support for a
>>> generic way to hook in SMP/hotplug support code based on DT. To
>>> show how it's used, we convert the MSM8660 SMP support code over
>>> to the new method. After that we add support for the rest of the
>>> upstream MSM SoCs (note these patches are piled high on top of
>>> Rohit's patches to add 8074 support to MSM[2] and my follow ups[3,4],
>>> but this should only matter to the MSM maintainers).
>>> This is one of the last items of code that still requires us to have
>>> a mach directory and a machine descriptor. We should be able to move
>>> the hotplug/smp code out of mach directories if this approach is
>>> accepted.
>> The implementation looks ok to me, but I wonder whether on a global
>> scale we want to tie it more closely to the cpuidle implementations.
>> We already have a drivers/cpuidle framework, and while I admit
>> that I'm not familiar with the code in there, I would assume that
>> the smp operations and the cpuidle code usually go hand in hand.
> Sure. Right now the smp ops code is fairly well tied into the arch layer
> so it sounds like there is some future work when we move this stuff out
> of the mach directory.
> Would arm-soc be able to pick these patches up for 3.14? I think
> everything is in place for these patches now that Mark has reviewed them.

Ping, wondering if arm-soc would pick up:

ARM: Introduce CPU_METHOD_OF_DECLARE() for cpu hotplug/smp

The other patches are all msm specific so we can handle them through the normal channels.

- k

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