[PATCH 2/9] ARM64: get rid of arch_cpu_idle_prepare()

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Tue Jan 28 02:43:15 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 06:08:17AM +0000, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> ARM and ARM64 are the only two architectures implementing
> arch_cpu_idle_prepare() simply to call local_fiq_enable().
> We have secondary_start_kernel() already calling local_fiq_enable() and
> this is done a second time in arch_cpu_idle_prepare() in that case. And
> enabling FIQs has nothing to do with idling the CPU to start with.
> So let's introduce init_fiq_boot_cpu() to take care of FIQs on the boot
> CPU and remove arch_cpu_idle_prepare(). This is now done a bit earlier
> at late_initcall time but this shouldn't make a difference in practice
> given that FIQs are not currently used on ARM64.
> Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>

For arm64, we could simply remove any reference to FIQs. I'm not aware
of anyone using them.


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