Re: [PATCH 5/6] Add more clarity about privilege mode optionality.

Heinrich Schuchardt

Am 19. November 2021 01:09:33 MEZ schrieb atishp@...:
The platform spec provides various choices for interrupt controller to
be implemented in the platform. As M-mode is not a mandatory requirement
any more and VS-mode is only required for platforms with hypervisor extension,
the choices should follow that as well.

Signed-off-by: Atish Patra <atishp@...>
riscv-platform-spec.adoc | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/riscv-platform-spec.adoc b/riscv-platform-spec.adoc
index 8798e71a18e5..81ae740154c1 100644
--- a/riscv-platform-spec.adoc
+++ b/riscv-platform-spec.adoc
@@ -319,7 +319,9 @@ tick for MTIME counter resolution of 10ns.
The OS-A platform must comply with one of the four interrupt support
categories described in following sub-sections. The hardware must support at
least one of the four interrupt categories while software must support all of
-the interrupt categories described below.
+the interrupt categories described below. Any hardware requirement for a specific
+privilege mode is only applicable for a platform only if that privilege mode is
Please, remove one 'only'.

Best regards


+implemented in the platform.

====== Legacy wired IRQs - DEPRECATED
@@ -367,7 +369,7 @@ devices.
** AIA local interrupt CSRs must be supported by each hart.
*** `siselect` CSR must support holding 9-bit value.
*** `vsiselect` CSR must support holding 9-bit value.
-** Per-hart AIA IMSIC devices to support MSIs for M-mode, HS-mode and VS-mode.
+** Per-hart AIA IMSIC devices are required to support MSIs for M-mode, HS-mode and VS-mode.
*** Must support IPRIOLEN = 6 to 8.
*** Must support at least 63 distinct interrupt identities.
*** Must implement `seteipnum_le` memory-mapped register.

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