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Re: [PATCH 06/27] arm64/sve: System register and exception syndrome definitions
- From: Dave Martin <Dave dot Martin at arm dot com>
- To: Alex Bennée <alex dot bennee at linaro dot org>
- Cc: linux-arch at vger dot kernel dot org, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, Ard Biesheuvel <ard dot biesheuvel at linaro dot org>, Szabolcs Nagy <szabolcs dot nagy at arm dot com>, Catalin Marinas <catalin dot marinas at arm dot com>, Will Deacon <will dot deacon at arm dot com>, Richard Sandiford <richard dot sandiford at arm dot com>, kvmarm at lists dot cs dot columbia dot edu, linux-arm-kernel at lists dot infradead dot org
- Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:26:28 +0100
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/27] arm64/sve: System register and exception syndrome definitions
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On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 01:34:38PM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
> Alex Bennée <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@arm.com> writes:
> OK no I'm working directly from the unpacked ZIP file with the rest of
> the details I think this should be:
> #define SYS_ZCR_EL2 sys_reg(3, 5, 1, 2, 0)
> e.g. op1 = 101 / 5
No, that's the encoding for ZCR_EL12. Where did you get this from?
(This encoding follows the general pattern of the v8.1 Virtualization
> >> +#define ZCR_ELx_LEN_SHIFT 0
> >> +#define ZCR_ELx_LEN_SIZE 9
> >> +#define ZCR_ELx_LEN_MASK 0x1ff
> >> +
> LEN should be 0/4/0xf
> LEN, bits [3:0]
> Constrains the scalable vector register length for EL1 and EL0 to
> (LEN+1)x128 bits.
The SVE supplement is not very explicit about the meaning of bits [8:4],
but they are reserved to extend the LEN field in the future, in case
that's ever needed for future architecture revisions. I've aimed for
Linux to cope with this.
Basically bits [8:4] are read-as-zero, write-ignore today, but in
the future some or all of them may be LEN field bits.
In particular, this means that writing all bits [8:0] with 1 will
configure the largest supported vector length, even on future
architecture versions that may have a larger LEN field.
It didn't seem useful to distinguish the two classes of bits here.