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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: asm: Configure caches as per the defconfig
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 11:12:55AM +0530, Amit Virdi wrote:
> On 11/27/2013 5:44 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 05:24:04PM +0530, Amit Virdi wrote:
>>> From: Amit VIRDI <>
>>> In the current implementation of the decompression code, the caches are enabled
>>> irrespective of their configuration in the deconfig. This makes setting the
>>> ICACHE and DCACHE disable options from the menuconfig irrelevant. Change this
>>> implementation to enable caches only if specified in the defconfig.
>> NAK. These options are provided more for ARM Ltd's validation of CPUs
>> rather than for users, and it's not supposed to be used with the
>> decompressor.
> It is perfectly true that these options are used only during CPU
> validations and not in the end product. Still, it doesn't justify why
> these options are not to be used with decompressor. Or alternately, why
> would a user intend to disable a cache when it has been implemented
> correctly and is stable? Without this change, the effect of disabling
> cache is not reflected in entirety.

When doing CPU validations, the compressed image isn't used.

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