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Date:	Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:43:54 +0530
From:	Jassi Brar <jassisinghbrar@...il.com>
To:	Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>
Cc:	Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@...aro.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Devicetree List <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
	kernel@...inux.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] mailbox: Add support for ST's Mailbox IP

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM, Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Mar 2015, Jassi Brar wrote:

>> >> > +                       mbox->irq = irq_create_mapping(mbinst->irq_domain,
>> >> > +                                                      mbox->rx_id);
>> >> >
>> >> simply assigning same IRQ to all controller DT nodes and using
>> >> IRQF_SHARED for the common handler, wouldn't work?
>> >
>> > I do have intentions to simplify this driver somewhat, but that will
>> > take some time as it will require a great deal of consultation and
>> > testing from the ST side.  This is the current internal implementation
>> > which is used in the wild and has been fully tested.  If you'll allow
>> > me to conduct my adaptions subsequently we can have full history and a
>> > possible reversion plan if anything untoward take place i.e. I mess
>> > something up.
>> >
>> OK, but wouldn't that break the bindings of this driver when you
>> eventually do that?
>
> That's going to happen regardless, since these bindings are already in
> use internally.  Mainline (i.e. v4.0+) isn't going to be used in
> products for years to come, so we have a lot of time until any new
> bindings become ABI.
>
I thought time starts from upstream. It doesn't seem right to
knowingly introduce a binding that we are going to break in coming
weeks. For this reason, it needs ACK from some DT maintainer.


>> >> > + * struct sti_mbox_msg - sti mailbox message description
>> >> > + * @dsize:             data payload size
>> >> > + * @pdata:             message data payload
>> >> > + */
>> >> > +struct sti_mbox_msg {
>> >> > +       u32             dsize;
>> >> > +       u8              *pdata;
>> >> > +};
>> >> >
>> >> There isn't any client driver in this patchset to tell exactly, but it
>> >> seems the header could be split into one shared between mailbox
>> >> clients and provider and another internal to client/provider ?
>> >
>> > I believe only the above will be required by the client.  Seems silly
>> > to create a client specific header just for that, don't you think?
>> >
>> Do you mean to have copies of the structure in controller and client driver? :O
>
> I do not.  I planned on sharing the main header with with client
> also.
>
> But I guess by your reaction you suggest having a teeny client header
> as the best way forward then.
>
Yes, please. And also no header that's included by exactly one file.
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