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Date:   Wed, 8 Aug 2018 08:43:02 -0600
From:   Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...ive.com>,
        Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>,
        Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@....com>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Anup Patel <anup@...infault.org>, atish.patra@....com,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org, Albert Ou <aou@...s.berkeley.edu>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-riscv@...ts.infradead.org, Stafford Horne <shorne@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/11] dt-bindings: Add an enable method to RISC-V

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 5:50 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de> wrote:
>
> From: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...ive.com>
>
> RISC-V doesn't currently specify a mechanism for enabling or disabling
> CPUs.  Instead, we assume that all CPUs are enabled on boot, and if
> someone wants to save power we instead put a CPU to sleep via a WFI
> loop.  Future systems may have an explicit mechanism for putting a CPU
> to sleep, so we're standardizing the device tree entry for when that
> happens.
>
> We're not defining a spin-table based interface to the firmware, as the
> plan is to handle this entirely within the kernel instead.
>
> Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...ive.com>
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
> ---
>  Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.txt | 9 +++++++++
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.txt
> index b0b038d6c406..6aa9cd075a5b 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.txt
> @@ -82,6 +82,15 @@ described below.
>                  Value type: <string>
>                  Definition: Contains the RISC-V ISA string of this hart.  These
>                              ISA strings are defined by the RISC-V ISA manual.
> +        - cpu-enable-method:

Something wrong with "enable-method" as defined in the DT spec[1]?

> +                Usage: optional
> +                Value type: <stringlist>
> +                Definition: When absent, default is either "always-disabled"
> +                            "always-enabled", depending on the current state
> +                            of the CPU.
> +                            Must be one of:
> +                                * "always-disabled": This CPU cannot be enabled.
> +                                * "always-enabled": This CPU cannot be disabled.

To follow the spec, 'enable-method' should simply not be present in
the always-enabled case. I think the always disabled case should be
handled with:

status = "disabled";
enable-method = "none";

With "none" needing to be added to the spec.

[1] https://github.com/devicetree-org/devicetree-specification/blob/master/source/devicenodes.rst#general-properties-of-cpuscpu-nodes

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