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Date:   Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:30:41 -0600
From:   Frank Rowand <frowand.list@...il.com>
To:     Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>,
        Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        David Gibson <david@...son.dropbear.id.au>
Cc:     Pantelis Antoniou <pantelis.antoniou@...sulko.com>,
        devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>,
        Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>,
        Bill Mills <bill.mills@...aro.org>,
        Anmar Oueja <anmar.oueja@...aro.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] of: unittest: Statically apply overlays using fdtoverlay

On 1/17/21 9:54 PM, Frank Rowand wrote:
> Hi Viresh,
> 
> On 1/14/21 11:44 PM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
>> +David,
>>
>> On 14-01-21, 09:01, Rob Herring wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:03 PM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 11-01-21, 09:46, Rob Herring wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 2:41 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now that fdtoverlay is part of the kernel build, start using it to test
>>>>>> the unitest overlays we have by applying them statically.
>>>>>
>>>>> Nice idea.
>>>>>
>>>>>> The file overlay_base.dtb have symbols of its own and we need to apply
>>>>>> overlay.dtb to overlay_base.dtb alone first to make it work, which gives
>>>>>> us intermediate-overlay.dtb file.
>>>>>
>>>>> Okay? If restructuring things helps we should do that. Frank?
>>>>
>>>> Frank, do we want to do something about it ? Maybe make overlay_base.dts an dtsi
>>>> and include it from testcases.dts like the other ones ?
> 
> I was not able to look at this until tonight.  The unittest world is somewhat
> convoluted and complex.  Not at all a normal OF environment since it is directly
> using both dynamic OF code and overlay apply/remove code.  Not to mention
> deliberately misformed devicetree (.dts) data.  And totally hacking the loading
> of FDTs in additional ways.
> 
> It is late Sunday night here (almost 10:00pm), so I am going to look at this
> first thing Monday morning.

I sent comments in the form of a patch to the original patch email.

-Frank

> 
>>>
>>> No, because overlay_base.dts is an overlay dt.
>>
>> What property of a file makes it an overlay ? Just the presence of /plugin/; ?
> 
> The "/plugin/;" in a dts file is what tells the dtc compiler to process the source
> file as an overlay instead of as a base.
> 
>>
>> David, we are talking about the overlay base[1] file here. The fdtoverlay tool
>> fails to apply it to testcases.dts file (in the same directory) because none of
>> its nodes have the __overlay__ label and the dtc routine overlay_merge() [2]
>> skips them intentionally.
>>
>>> I think we need an
>>> empty, minimal base.dtb to apply overlay_base.dtbo to.
>>
>> One way out is adding an (almost-empty) testcase-data-2 in testcases.dtb, that
>> will make it work.
>>
>>> And then fdtoverlay needs a fix to apply overlays to the root node?
>>
>> It isn't just root node I think, but any node for which the __overlay__ label
>> isn't there.
>>
>> So this can make it all work if everyone is fine with it:
> 
> I'll look this over Monday morning to see what the side effects are in the
> bizarre world of unittest.
> 
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_base.dts b/drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_base.dts
>> index 99ab9d12d00b..59172c4c9e5a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_base.dts
>> +++ b/drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_base.dts
>> @@ -11,8 +11,7 @@
>>   * dtc will create nodes "/__symbols__" and "/__local_fixups__".
>>   */
>>  
>> -/ {
>> -       testcase-data-2 {
>> +       &overlay_base {
>>                 #address-cells = <1>;
>>                 #size-cells = <1>;
>>  
>> @@ -89,5 +88,3 @@ retail_1: vending@...00 {
>>                 };
>>  
>>         };
>> -};
>> -
>> diff --git a/drivers/of/unittest-data/testcases.dts b/drivers/of/unittest-data/testcases.dts
>> index a85b5e1c381a..539dc7d9eddc 100644
>> --- a/drivers/of/unittest-data/testcases.dts
>> +++ b/drivers/of/unittest-data/testcases.dts
>> @@ -11,6 +11,11 @@ node-remove {
>>                         };
>>                 };
>>         };
>> +
>> +       overlay_base: testcase-data-2 {
>> +               #address-cells = <1>;
>> +               #size-cells = <1>;
>> +       };
>>
>> -------------------------8<-------------------------
>>
>> And then we can do this to the Makefile over my changes.
>>
>> -------------------------8<-------------------------
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile b/drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile
>> index 9f3eb30b78f1..8cc23311b778 100644
>> --- a/drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile
>> +++ b/drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile
>> @@ -41,7 +41,6 @@ DTC_FLAGS_testcases += -Wno-interrupts_property
>>  
>>  # Apply all overlays (except overlay_bad_* as they are not supposed to apply and
>>  # fail build) statically with fdtoverlay
>> -intermediate-overlay   := overlay.dtb
>>  master                 := overlay_0.dtb overlay_1.dtb overlay_2.dtb \
>>                            overlay_3.dtb overlay_4.dtb overlay_5.dtb \
>>                            overlay_6.dtb overlay_7.dtb overlay_8.dtb \
>> @@ -50,15 +49,12 @@ master                      := overlay_0.dtb overlay_1.dtb overlay_2.dtb \
>>                            overlay_gpio_01.dtb overlay_gpio_02a.dtb \
>>                            overlay_gpio_02b.dtb overlay_gpio_03.dtb \
>>                            overlay_gpio_04a.dtb overlay_gpio_04b.dtb \
>> -                          intermediate-overlay.dtb
>> +                          overlay_base.dtb overlay.dtb
>>  
>>  quiet_cmd_fdtoverlay = fdtoverlay $@
>>        cmd_fdtoverlay = $(objtree)/scripts/dtc/fdtoverlay -o $@ -i $^
>>  
>> -$(obj)/intermediate-overlay.dtb: $(obj)/overlay_base.dtb $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(intermediate-overlay))
>> -       $(call if_changed,fdtoverlay)
>> -
>>  $(obj)/master.dtb: $(obj)/testcases.dtb $(addprefix $(obj)/,$(master))
>>         $(call if_changed,fdtoverlay)
>>  
>> -always-$(CONFIG_OF_OVERLAY) += intermediate-overlay.dtb master.dtb
>> +always-$(CONFIG_OF_OVERLAY) += master.dtb
>>
> 
> .
> 

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