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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:38:47 +0000
From:   Sudeep Holla <>
To:     Jean Delvare <>,
        LKML <>
Cc:     Sudeep Holla <>,
        "Jon Medhurst (Tixy)" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] firmware: arm_scpi: Add hardware dependencies

On 25/01/17 13:32, Jean Delvare wrote:
> With a name like that, I assume that the ARM SCPI protocol is only
> useful on the ARM architectures.
> Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <>
> Fixes: 8f1498c03d15 ("firmware: arm_scpi: make it depend on MAILBOX instead of")
> Cc: Sudeep Holla <>
> Cc: Jon Medhurst (Tixy) <>
> ---
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I won't say you are wrong but the reason why it's named arm_scpi is
because the protocol was developed by ARM. It doesnn't mean only
ARM/ARM64 needs to use it, it can be used on any architecture for
inter-processor communication using any communication technique
(currently mailbox is the only supported in the driver)


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