[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)

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Tue Apr 21 19:39:38 CEST 2020


* H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> [200421 17:31]:
> > Am 21.04.2020 um 16:15 schrieb Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com>:
> > Note that on omaps there are actually SoC module specific registers.
> 
> Ah, I see. This is of course a difference that the TI glue logic has
> its own registers in the same address range as the sgx and this can't
> be easily handled by a common sgx driver.
> 
> This indeed seems to be unique with omap.
> 
> > And there can be multiple devices within a single target module on
> > omaps. So the extra dts node and device is justified there.
> > 
> > For other SoCs, the SGX clocks are probably best handled directly
> > in pvr-drv.c PM runtime functions unless a custom hardware wrapper
> > with SoC specific registers exists.
> 
> That is why we need to evaluate what the better strategy is.
> 
> So we have
> a) omap which has a custom wrapper around the sgx
> b) others without, i.e. an empty (or pass-through) wrapper
> 
> Which one do we make the "standard" and which one the "exception"?
> What are good reasons for either one?

The wrapper is already handled by the ti-sysc binding, the sgx
binding should be standard with optional clocks.

See for example the standard 8250 uart for am335x with:

$ git grep -B20 -A10 uart0 arch/arm/boot/dts/am33xx-l4.dtsi

The 8250 device configuration is described in the standard 8250
dts binding, and the am335x module in the ti-sysc binding.
The are separate devices :)

So for the sgx binding, you can just leave out TI specific
module wrapper completely from the example.

> It also allows to handle different number of clocks (A31 seems to
> need 4, Samsung, A83 and JZ4780 one) without changing the sgx bindings
> or making big lists of conditionals. This variance would be handled
> outside the sgx core bindings and driver.

Well if other SoCs implement genpd domains etc, that's then
again part of a separate binding and not part of the sgx binding.

Regards,

Tony


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