Commit a615d0be authored by Nishanth Menon's avatar Nishanth Menon Committed by Tom Rini

ARM: Introduce erratum workaround for 801819

Add workaround for Cortex-A15 ARM erratum 801819 which says in summary
that "A livelock can occur in the L2 cache arbitration that might
prevent a snoop from completing. Under certain conditions this can
cause the system to deadlock. "

Recommended workaround is as follows:
Do both of the following:

1) Do not use the write-back no-allocate memory type.
2) Do not issue write-back cacheable stores at any time when the cache
is disabled (SCTLR.C=0) and the MMU is enabled (SCTLR.M=1). Because it
is implementation defined whether cacheable stores update the cache when
the cache is disabled it is not expected that any portable code will
execute cacheable stores when the cache is disabled.

For implementations of Cortex-A15 configured without the “L2 arbitration
register slice” option (typically one or two core systems), you must
also do the following:

3) Disable write-streaming in each CPU by setting ACTLR[28:25] = 0b1111

So, we provide an option to disable write streaming on OMAP5 and DRA7.
It is a rare condition to occur and may be enabled selectively based
on platform acceptance of risk.

Applies to: A15 revisions r2p0, r2p1, r2p2, r2p3 or r2p4 and REVIDR[3]
is set to 0.

Note: certain unicore SoCs *might* not have REVIDR[3] not set, but
might not meet the condition for the erratum to occur when they donot
have ACP (Accelerator Coherency Port) hooked to ACE (AXI Coherency
Extensions). Such SoCs will need the work around handled in the SoC
specific manner, since there is no ARM generic manner to detect such

Based on ARM errata Document revision 18.0 (22 Nov 2013)
Suggested-by: default avatarRichard Woodruff <>
Suggested-by: default avatarBrad Griffis <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarBrad Griffis <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarNishanth Menon <>
parent 3f394e70
......@@ -705,6 +705,7 @@ The following options need to be configured:
- Tegra SoC options:
......@@ -187,6 +187,27 @@ ENTRY(cpu_init_cp15)
#ifdef CONFIG_ARM_ERRATA_801819
cmp r2, #0x24 @ Applies to lt including R2p4
bgt skip_errata_801819 @ skip if not affected rev
cmp r2, #0x20 @ Applies to including and above R2p0
blt skip_errata_801819 @ skip if not affected rev
mrc p15, 0, r0, c0, c0, 6 @ pick up REVIDR reg
and r0, r0, #1 << 3 @ check REVIDR[3]
cmp r0, #1 << 3
beq skip_errata_801819 @ skip erratum if REVIDR[3] is set
mrc p15, 0, r0, c1, c0, 1 @ read auxilary control register
orr r0, r0, #3 << 27 @ Disables streaming. All write-allocate
@ lines allocate in the L1 or L2 cache.
orr r0, r0, #3 << 25 @ Disables streaming. All write-allocate
@ lines allocate in the L1 cache.
push {r1-r5} @ Save the cpu info registers
bl v7_arch_cp15_set_acr
pop {r1-r5} @ Restore the cpu info - fall through
#ifdef CONFIG_ARM_ERRATA_454179
cmp r2, #0x21 @ Only on < r2p1
bge skip_errata_454179
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