[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)

Maxime Ripard maxime at cerno.tech
Thu Apr 23 22:37:35 CEST 2020


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 06:42:17PM +0200, Philipp Rossak wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 21.04.20 13:21, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:57:33AM +0200, Philipp Rossak wrote:
> > > On 20.04.20 09:38, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > 
> > > > On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 02:09:06PM +0200, Philipp Rossak wrote:
> > > > > > > I'm a bit skeptical on that one since it doesn't even list the
> > > > > > > interrupts connected to the GPU that the binding mandates.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I think he left it out for a future update.
> > > > > > But best he comments himself.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I'm currently working on those bindings. They are now 90% done, but they are
> > > > > not finished till now. Currently there is some mainline support missing to
> > > > > add the full binding. The A83T and also the A31/A31s have a GPU Power Off
> > > > > Gating Register in the R_PRCM module, that is not supported right now in
> > > > > Mainline. The Register need to be written when the GPU is powered on and
> > > > > off.
> > > > > 
> > > > > @Maxime: I totally agree on your point that a demo needs to be provided
> > > > > before the related DTS patches should be provided. That's the reason why I
> > > > > added the gpu placeholder patches.
> > > > > Do you have an idea how a driver for the R_PRCM stuff can look like? I'm not
> > > > > that experienced with the clock driver framework.
> > > > 
> > > > It looks like a power-domain to me, so you'd rather plug that into the genpd
> > > > framework.
> > > 
> > > I had a look on genpd and I'm not really sure if that fits.
> > > 
> > > It is basically some bit that verify that the clocks should be enabled or
> > > disabled.
> > 
> > No, it can do much more than that. It's a framework to control the SoCs power
> > domains, so clocks might be a part of it, but most of the time it's going to be
> > about powering up a particular device.
> > 
> So I think I've found now the right piece of documentation and a driver that
> implements something similar [1].
> 
> So I will write a similar driver like linked above that only sets the right
> bits for A83T and A31/A31s.
> Do you think this is the right approach?

That sounds about right yes

Maxime
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