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SubjectRe: [PATCH, RFC 2/8] ARM: twd: register clock event for 1 core SMP
On Tuesday 19 February 2013 05:44 PM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 03:44:14PM +0530, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>> On Monday 18 February 2013 05:07 PM, Afzal Mohammed wrote:
>>> Register percpu local timer for scheduler tick in the case of one core
>>> SMP configuration. In other cases - secondary cpu's as well as boot
>>> cpu's having more than one core, this is being registered as per
>>> existing boot flow, with a difference that they happens after delay
>>> calibration. Registering the clock for tick in case of one core should
>>> be done before Kernel calibrates delay (this is required to boot,
>>> unless local timer is the only one registered for tick). Registering
>>> twd local timer at init_time (which platforms are doing now) helps
>>> achieve that with the proposed change.
>>>
>>> This helps in an almost booting Kernel (minimal) by only relying on
>>> ARM parts for an A9 one core SMP.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Afzal Mohammed <afzal@ti.com>
>>> ---
>> As mentioned in cover-letter, I don't think we have good
>> reasoning to make TWD to work with UP configuration. Even
>> you fix the timer code, there are more cascaded dependencies
>> which is not worth the effort.
>
> if CONFIG_SMP_ON_UP is enabled, smp_twd.c can still be compiled, right ?
>
Yep though just from deps pesrpective TWD is made available for ARM SMP
machines as below

config HAVE_ARM_TWD
bool
depends on SMP

Regards,
Santosh


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