[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v6 00/12] ARM/MIPS: DTS: add child nodes describing the PVRSGX GPU present in some OMAP SoC and JZ4780 (and many more)

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Wed Apr 15 14:41:52 CEST 2020

Hi Maxime,

> Am 15.04.2020 um 12:10 schrieb Maxime Ripard <maxime at cerno.tech>:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 10:35:07AM +0200, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> * rebased to v5.7-rc1
>> * added DTS for for a31, a31s, a83t - by Philipp Rossak <embed3d at gmail.com>
>> * added DTS for "samsung,s5pv210-sgx540-120" - by Jonathan Bakker <xc-racer2 at live.ca>
>> * bindings.yaml fixes:
>>  - added a31, a31
>>  - fixes for omap4470
>>  - jz4780 contains an sgx540-130 and not -120
>>  - a83t contains an sgx544-115 and not -116
>>  - removed "additionalProperties: false" because some SoC may need additional properties
>> PATCH V5 2020-03-29 19:38:32:
>> * reworked YAML bindings to pass dt_binding_check and be better grouped
>> * rename all nodes to "gpu: gpu@<address>"
>> * removed "img,sgx5" from example - suggested by Rob Herring <robh+dt at kernel.org>
>> PATCH V4 2019-12-17 19:02:11:
>> * MIPS: DTS: jz4780: removed "img,sgx5" from bindings
>> * YAML bindings: updated according to suggestions by Rob Herring
>> * MIPS: DTS: jz4780: insert-sorted gpu node by register address - suggested by Paul Cercueil
>> PATCH V3 2019-11-24 12:40:33:
>> * reworked YAML format with help by Rob Herring
>> * removed .txt binding document
>> * change compatible "ti,am335x-sgx" to "ti,am3352-sgx" - suggested by Tony Lindgren
>> PATCH V2 2019-11-07 12:06:17:
>> * tried to convert bindings to YAML format - suggested by Rob Herring
>> * added JZ4780 DTS node (proven to load the driver)
>> * removed timer and img,cores properties until we know we really need them - suggested by Rob Herring
>> PATCH V1 2019-10-18 20:46:35:
>> This patch series defines child nodes for the SGX5xx interface inside
>> different SoC so that a driver can be found and probed by the
>> compatible strings and can retrieve information about the SGX revision
>> that is included in a specific SoC. It also defines the interrupt number
>> to be used by the SGX driver.
>> There is currently no mainline driver for these GPUs, but a project
>> [1] is ongoing with the goal to get the open-source part as provided
>> by TI/IMG and others into drivers/gpu/drm/pvrsgx.
> Just a heads up, DRM requires an open-source user-space, so if your
> plan is to move the open-source kernel driver while using the
> closed-source library (as that page seem to suggest), that might
> change a few things.

The far future goal is to arrive at a completely open implementation,
but nobody knows how to get there. Therefore we bake smaller bread :)

step 1: get SoC integration right and stable (this is what this series is for)
step 2: make the open source kernel driver work with closed-source libs
step 3: write open-source replacements for user-space

>> The kernel modules built from this project have successfully
>> demonstrated to work with the DTS definitions from this patch set on
>> AM335x BeagleBone Black, DM3730 and OMAP5 Pyra and Droid 4. They
>> partially work on OMAP3530 and PandaBoard ES but that is likely a
>> problem in the kernel driver or the (non-free) user-space libraries
>> and binaries.
>> Wotk for JZ4780 (CI20 board) is in progress and there is potential
>> to extend this work to e.g. BananaPi-M3 (A83) and some Intel Poulsbo
>> and CedarView devices.
> If it's not been tested on any Allwinner board yet, I'll leave it
> aside until it's been properly shown to work.

Phillip has testes something on a83.

BR and thanks,

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