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Date:   Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:50:10 +0000
From:   Russell King - ARM Linux admin <linux@...linux.org.uk>
To:     "Sugaya, Taichi" <sugaya.taichi@...ionext.com>
Cc:     Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>, Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...nel.org>,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        "moderated list:ARM/FREESCALE IMX / MXC ARM ARCHITECTURE" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        linux-clk <linux-clk@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open list:SERIAL DRIVERS" <linux-serial@...r.kernel.org>,
        Michael Turquette <mturquette@...libre.com>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@...aro.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Jiri Slaby <jslaby@...e.com>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu@...aro.org>,
        Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@...aro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/14] dt-bindings: soc: milbeaut: Add Milbeaut
 trampoline description

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 08:36:03PM +0900, Sugaya, Taichi wrote:
> Hi
> 
> On 2018/12/04 22:32, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 5:30 AM Sugaya, Taichi
> > <sugaya.taichi@...ionext.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hi
> > > 
> > > On 2018/12/04 0:49, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 1:42 AM Sugaya, Taichi
> > > > <sugaya.taichi@...ionext.com> wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > 
> > > > > On 2018/11/30 17:16, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > > > > > Quoting Sugaya, Taichi (2018-11-29 04:24:51)
> > > > > > > On 2018/11/28 11:01, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > > > > > > > Quoting Sugaya Taichi (2018-11-18 17:01:07)
> > > > > > > > >      create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/socionext/socionext,m10v.txt
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/socionext/socionext,m10v.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/socionext/socionext,m10v.txt
> > > > > > > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > > > > > > index 0000000..f5d906c
> > > > > > > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > > > > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/socionext/socionext,m10v.txt
> > > > > > > > > @@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
> > > > > > > > > +Socionext M10V SMP trampoline driver binding
> > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > +This is a driver to wait for sub-cores while boot process.
> > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > +- compatible: should be "socionext,smp-trampoline"
> > > > > > > > > +- reg: should be <0x4C000100 0x100>
> > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > +EXAMPLE
> > > > > > > > > +       trampoline: trampoline@...C000100 {
> > > > > > > > Drop the 0x part of unit addresses.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Okay.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > +               compatible = "socionext,smp-trampoline";
> > > > > > > > > +               reg = <0x4C000100 0x100>;
> > > > > > > > Looks like a software construct, which we wouldn't want to put into DT
> > > > > > > > this way. DT doesn't describe drivers.
> > > > > > > We would like to use this node only getting the address of the
> > > > > > > trampoline area
> > > > > > > in which sub-cores wait.  (They have finished to go to this area in previous
> > > > > > > bootloader process.)
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Is this area part of memory, or a special SRAM? If it's part of memory,
> > > > > > I would expect this node to be under the reserved-memory node and
> > > > > > pointed to by some other node that uses this region. Could even be the
> > > > > > CPU nodes.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Yes, 0x4C000100 is a part of memory under the reserved-memory node. So
> > > > > we would like to use the SRAM ( allocated 0x00000000 ) area instead.
> > > > > BTW, sorry, the trampoline address of this example is simply wrong.  We
> > > > > were going to use a part of the SRAM from the beginning.
> > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > So should we embed the constant value in source codes instead of getting
> > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > DT because the address is constant at the moment? Or is there other
> > > > > > > approach?
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > If it's constant then that also works. Why does it need to come from DT
> > > > > > at all then?
> > > > > 
> > > > > We think it is not good to embed constant value in driver codes and do
> > > > > not have another way...
> > > > > Are there better ways?
> > > > 
> > > > If this is just memory, can you use the standard spin-table binding in
> > > > the DT spec? There are some requirements like 64-bit values even on
> > > > 32-bit machines (though this gets violated).
> > > 
> > > The spin-table seems to be used on only 64-bit arch. Have it ever worked
> > > on 32-bit machine?
> > 
> > Yes.
> > 
> > > And I would like not to use it because avoid violation.
> > 
> > The issue now that I remember is cpu-release-addr is defined to always
> > be a 64-bit value while some platforms made it a 32-bit value.
> > 'cpu-release-addr' is also used for some other enable-methods.
> 
> I have a question about the spin-table.
> The code "smp_spin_table.c" is only in "arch/arm64/kernel" directory so can
> not be compiled in arm-v7 arch. That means the spin-table can not be used
> arm-v7 arch..? , or is there the way to compile the code in arm-v7 arch?

Why do you think you need it?  Do you have no way to control individual
CPUs?

We are going through a process in 32-bit eliminating the "spin table"
stuff from platforms.

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