[for-5.0,v2,4/9] acpi: cpuhp: spec: clarify 'CPU selector' register usage and endianness
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Message ID 1575896942-331151-5-git-send-email-imammedo@redhat.com
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  • q35: CPU hotplug with secure boot, part 1+2
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Igor Mammedov Dec. 9, 2019, 1:08 p.m. UTC
* Move reserved registers to the top of the section, so reader would be
  aware of effects when reading registers description.
* State registers endianness explicitly at the beginning of the section
* Describe registers behavior in case of 'CPU selector' register contains
  value that doesn't point to a possible CPU.

Signed-off-by: Igor Mammedov <imammedo@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
 docs/specs/acpi_cpu_hotplug.txt | 18 ++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/docs/specs/acpi_cpu_hotplug.txt b/docs/specs/acpi_cpu_hotplug.txt
index ee219c8..4e65286 100644
--- a/docs/specs/acpi_cpu_hotplug.txt
+++ b/docs/specs/acpi_cpu_hotplug.txt
@@ -30,6 +30,18 @@  Register block base address:
 Register block size:
+All accesses to registers described below, imply little-endian byte order.
+Reserved resisters behavior:
+   - write accesses are ignored
+   - read accesses return all bits set to 0.
+The last stored value in 'CPU selector' must refer to a possible CPU, otherwise
+  - reads from any register return 0
+  - writes to any other register are ignored until valid value is stored into it
+On QEMU start, 'CPU selector' is initialized to a valid value, on reset it
+keeps the current value.
 read access:
     [0x0-0x3] reserved
@@ -86,9 +98,3 @@  write access:
                  ACPI_DEVICE_OST QMP event from QEMU to external applications
                  with current values of OST event and status registers.
             other values: reserved
-Selecting CPU device beyond possible range has no effect on platform:
-   - write accesses to CPU hot-plug registers not documented above are
-     ignored
-   - read accesses to CPU hot-plug registers not documented above return
-     all bits set to 0.