Re: [tech-aia] RISC-V ACLINT specification is now hosted on RISC-V GitHub



Minor comments:

Should there be a mention that the user level "time" csr (0xC01) which is used by the rdtime pseudo-instruction will enable a read-only peek into the mtime register? Would this require change in Table-1 privilege mode accesses? as well?

Should there also be a suggestion/recommendation on how to disable a pending interrupt (typically by writing to mtimecmp)?

On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 10:45 AM Anup Patel <anup.patel@...> wrote:

Hi Josh,


I have created a GitHub PR addressing your comments. Please check if you are okay with this.





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Subject: Re: [tech-aia] RISC-V ACLINT specification is now hosted on RISC-V GitHub


Thanks for writing this up, Anup.


In, the SW algorithm should include verifying the reference-target delta, retrying if the delta is out of bounds, and / or reporting failure to verify the synchronization is in bounds.





On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:18 PM Anup Patel <anup.patel@...> wrote:

Hi All,

The RISC-V ACLINT specification is now hosted on RISC-V GitHub page:

Please review this at your end send feedback on AIA/Platform mailing

The RISC-V ACLINT specification is intended to be small and backward
compatible to the SiFive CLINT specification which makes existing
RISC-V platforms compliant with the RISC-V ACLINT specification.

Overall, from platforms specification perspective it complements
the RISC-V AIA specification by providing IPI and Timer functionality.

A complete functional implementation is available for QEMU RISC-V
along with OpenSBI and Linux RISC-V changes. Please refer, the
riscv_aclint_v1 branch in following repos:

To enable ACLINT emulation on QEMU, use "-M virt,aclint=on"
instead of just "-M virt" in your QEMU command line. For now,
QEMU supports ACLINT only for virt machine.


Neel Gala

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