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Date:   Mon, 4 Mar 2019 17:29:22 +0000
From:   Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose@....com>
To:     mathieu.poirier@...aro.org, leo.yan@...aro.org
Cc:     shiwanglai@...ilicon.com, robh+dt@...nel.org, mark.rutland@....com,
        john.stultz@...aro.org, xuwei5@...wei.com,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, coresight@...ts.linaro.org,
        suzhuangluan@...ilicon.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] dts: arm64: add CoreSight trace support for hi3660

Hi,

On 04/03/2019 17:18, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Mar 2019 at 06:00, Leo Yan <leo.yan@...aro.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 02, 2019 at 09:45:22AM +0000, Shiwanglai wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>>> +           /* Top internals */
>>>> +           funnel@...31000 {
>>>> +                   compatible = "arm,coresight-funnel", "arm,primecell";
>>>> +                   reg = <0 0xec031000 0 0x1000>;
>>>> +                   clocks = <&crg_ctrl HI3660_PCLK>;
>>>> +                   clock-names = "apb_pclk";
>>>> +
>>>> +                   out-ports {
>>>> +                           port {
>>>> +                                   top_funnel_out: endpoint {
>>>> +                                           remote-endpoint =
>>>> +                                                   <&top_etf_in>;
>>>> +                                   };
>>>> +                           };
>>>> +                   };
>>>> +
>>>> +                   in-ports {
>>>> +                           #address-cells = <1>;
>>>> +                           #size-cells = <0>;
>>>> +
>>>> +                           port@0 {
>>>> +                                   reg = <0>;
>>>> +                                   top_funnel_in0: endpoint {
>>>> +                                           remote-endpoint =
>>>> +                                                   <&cluster0_etf_out>;
>>>> +                                   };
>>>> +                           };
>>>> +
>>>> +                           port@1 {
>>>> +                                   reg = <0>;
>>>
>>> Here should s/<0>/<1>; otherwise DTC will complain warning for mismatching between 'port@1' and 'reg = <0>'.
>>
>>> -- if reg set to 1, then there's no data output from cluster 1 to top.
>>
>> Thanks for the info, Wanglai.  Now I see why write as it is.
>>
>> I can confirm if directly use your patch with perf with mainline
>> kernel I can capture CoreSight trace data successfully on Hikey960
>> board.
>>
>> But since this DT binding will introduce DTC warning, I personally
>> think we can improve for this with below method:
>>
>> We can create a funnel node named "funnel_combo", and we don't need to
>> specify register address range for it; and cluster 0 and cluster 1 will
>> output to "funnel_combo" and "funnel_combo" will output to the top
>> funnel.  Thus the DT binding will write as below.
>>
>> To support for a funnel without any register address range (we have
>> support replicator like this mode), we also need to extend the driver
>> drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-funnel.c.
>>
>> Mathieu, Mike, Suzuki, could you help confirm this is the right
>> direction we should move forward to?
> 
> Leo, thanks for testing this out.  Shiwanglai, please add Suzuki and
> myself to future revision of this set - this will help you getting a
> timely response for your work.
> 
> As Leo pointed out we already have support for replicators that don't
> have a register map and the same thing should be done in this case.
> But contrary to what was done for replicators, I think we should keep
> the drivers in the same file as Russell did here[1].  That way we can
> keep all things funnel at the same place and reduce the amount of
> kernel configuration options.

I back that. I have already merged the static and programmable replicators
into one and this should be out here soon. So, I back the single driver
approach for funnels.

Cheers
Suzuki


> 
> Regards,
> Mathieu
> 
> [1]. https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c#L2819
> 
>>

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