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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 13:12:05 +0200
From:   Paweł Anikiel <pan@...ihalf.com>
To:     Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@...gutronix.de>, miquel.raynal@...tlin.com,
        richard@....at, vigneshr@...com, robh+dt@...nel.org, arnd@...db.de,
        olof@...om.net, soc@...nel.org, dinguyen@...nel.org
Cc:     linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        Tomasz Nowicki <tn@...ihalf.com>,
        Konrad Adamczyk <ka@...ihalf.com>,
        Jacek Majkowski <jam@...ihalf.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] reset: socfpga: add empty driver allowing consumers
 to probe

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 11:34 AM Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@...gutronix.de> wrote:
>
> Hi Paweł,
>
> On Mon, 2021-09-20 at 14:41 +0200, Paweł Anikiel wrote:
> > The early reset driver doesn't ever probe, which causes consuming
> > devices to be unable to probe. Add an empty driver to set this device
> > as available, allowing consumers to probe.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paweł Anikiel <pan@...ihalf.com>
> > ---
> >  drivers/reset/reset-socfpga.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 26 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/reset/reset-socfpga.c b/drivers/reset/reset-socfpga.c
> > index 2a72f861f798..8c6492e5693c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/reset/reset-socfpga.c
> > +++ b/drivers/reset/reset-socfpga.c
> > @@ -92,3 +92,29 @@ void __init socfpga_reset_init(void)
> >       for_each_matching_node(np, socfpga_early_reset_dt_ids)
> >               a10_reset_init(np);
> >  }
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * The early driver is problematic, because it doesn't register
> > + * itself as a driver. This causes certain device links to prevent
> > + * consumer devices from probing. The hacky solution is to register
> > + * an empty driver, whose only job is to attach itself to the reset
> > + * manager and call probe.
> > + */
> > +static const struct of_device_id socfpga_reset_dt_ids[] = {
> > +     { .compatible = "altr,rst-mgr", },
> > +     { /* sentinel */ },
> > +};
> > +
> > +static int reset_simple_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > +{
> > +     return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static struct platform_driver reset_socfpga_driver = {
> > +     .probe  = reset_simple_probe,
> > +     .driver = {
> > +             .name           = "socfpga-reset",
> > +             .of_match_table = socfpga_reset_dt_ids,
> > +     },
> > +};
> > +builtin_platform_driver(reset_socfpga_driver);
>
> If we can just let devlink delay all consumers until the empty driver is
> probed, does the reset controller have to be registered early at all?
>
> regards
> Philipp

I asked Dinh if the reset controller code needs to be called early:

>That's correct. It's for one of the SP timers.
>
>On 9/16/21 6:13 AM, Paweł Anikiel wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like to ask you about the following commit:
>>> commit b3ca9888f35fa6919569cf27c929dc0ac49e9716
>>> Author: Dinh Nguyen <dinguyen@...nel.org>
>>> Date:   Tue Nov 13 12:50:48 2018 -0600
>>>
>>>      reset: socfpga: add an early reset driver for SoCFPGA
>>>
>>>      Create a separate reset driver that uses the reset operations in
>>>      reset-simple. The reset driver for the SoCFPGA platform needs to
>>>      register early in order to be able bring online timers that needed
>>>      early in the kernel bootup.
>>>      [...]
>> Which online timers is this commit message referring to? I couldn't find
>> any information about this. Without this patch the kernel seems to work
>> fine on an Arria 10 (with Mercury AA1 module). What's the exact reason
>> a regular platform driver isn't sufficient?
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Paweł
>>

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