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CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_2457168: Cortex-A510: 2457168: workaround for AMEVCNTR01 incrementing incorrectly

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_ARM64_ERRATUM_2457168:

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This option adds the workaround for ARM Cortex-A510 erratum 2457168.

The AMU counter AMEVCNTR01 (constant counter) should increment at the same rate as the system counter. On affected Cortex-A510 cores AMEVCNTR01 increments incorrectly giving a significantly higher output value.

Work around this problem by returning 0 when reading the affected counter in key locations that results in disabling all users of this counter. This effect is the same to firmware disabling affected counters.

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