[PATCH 07/10] bsp/arm: Report correct maximal cache line length for ARM Cortex-A + L2C-310.

Pavel Pisa pisa at cmp.felk.cvut.cz
Mon Jul 4 08:00:39 UTC 2016

Hello Sebastian,

On Monday 04 of July 2016 07:31:23 Sebastian Huber wrote:
> Does it make sense to use the new
> here?

for superset of BSPs which really need CPU_MAXIMAL_CACHE_ALIGNMENT to be
set to 64. CPU kit can be build once for whole class of targets
( GCC multilib arm-rtems4.12/lib/thumb/armv7-a )
and there is no way to correct compiled in data structures
alignment for concrete BSP during linking.

On the other hand /c/src/lib/libbsp/arm/shared/arm-l2c-310/cache_.h
is compiled for each BSP separately which means that it can be tuned
to not require 64 bytes for dynamic allocation when given Cortex-A
variant has needs only 32 bytes alignment required . 
has to be greater or equal than the CPU_CACHE_LINE_BYTES.
But that check is already provided in cache_manager.c.

So for there is no difference now. But it can be tuned
per cache_.h and for some ARM cores can be maximal system cache
line length can be even obtained dynamically from CP15.

So I think that independence of these two has some reason
even that they are same for now.

Thanks for review,


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