arm: Redesign, clarify and clean up cache related code

This patch changes several cache-related pieces to be cleaner, faster or
more correct. The largest point is removing the old
arm_invalidate_caches() function and surrounding bootblock code to
initialize SCTLR and replace it with an all-assembly function that takes
care of cache and SCTLR initialization to bring the system to a known
state. It runs without stack and before coreboot makes any write
accesses to be as compatible as possible with whatever state the system
was left in by preceeding code. This also finally fixes the dreaded
icache bug that wasted hundreds of milliseconds during boot.

Old-Change-Id: I7bb4995af8184f6383f8e3b1b870b0662bde8bd4
Signed-off-by: Julius Werner <>
(cherry picked from commit 07a35925dc957919bf88dfc90515971a36e81b97)

nyan_big: apply cache-related changes from nyan

This applies the same changes from 07a3592 that were applied to nyan.

Old-Change-Id: Idcbe85436d7a2f65fcd751954012eb5f4bec0b6c
Commit-Queue: David Hendricks <>
Tested-by: David Hendricks <>
Reviewed-by: David Hendricks <>
(cherry picked from commit 4af27f02614da41c611aee2c6d175b1b948428ea)

Squashed the followup patch for nyan_big into the original patch.

Change-Id: Id14aef7846355ea2da496e55da227b635aca409e
Signed-off-by: Isaac Christensen <>
(cherry picked from commit 4cbf25f8eca3a12bbfec5b015953c0fc2b69c877)
Signed-off-by: Marc Jones <>
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins)
Reviewed-by: Stefan Reinauer <>
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