Changeset 29009

2011-11-13T12:26:52+01:00 (6 years ago)

ar71xx: fix occasional kernel hangs during boot on AR934x

The patch taken from the linux-mips mailing list.

The Kernel hangs occasionally during boot after
"Calibrating delay loop..". This is caused by the
c0_compare_int_usable() routine in cevt-r4k.c
returning false which causes the system to disable
the timer and hang later. The false return happens
because the routine is using a series of four calls
to irq_disable_hazard() as a delay while it waits
for the timer changes to propagate to the cp0 cause
register. On newer MIPS cores, like the 74K, the
series of irq_disable_hazard() calls turn into ehb
instructions and can take as little as a few clock
ticks for all 4 instructions. This is not enough of
a delay, so the routine thinks the timer is not

This fix uses up to a max number of cycle counter
ticks for the delay and uses back_to_back_c0_hazard()
instead of irq_disable_hazard() to handle the hazard
condition between cp0 writes and cp0 reads.

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