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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org>
To: Mohamed Mediouni <mohamed.mediouni@caramail.com>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Hector Martin <marcan@marcan.st>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>, Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	Stan Skowronek <stan@corellium.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 6/7] arm64: kernel: Apple CPU start driver
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:14:24 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a3OjQC_tJ77u+N2UU28N6sgpTmN9cpuB0nX22PFJUx-BQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210120132717.395873-7-mohamed.mediouni@caramail.com>

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM Mohamed Mediouni
<mohamed.mediouni@caramail.com> wrote:
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.yaml
> index 14cd727d3c4b..a6ff8cb3db1e 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.yaml
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/cpus.yaml
> @@ -176,6 +176,7 @@ properties:
>      oneOf:
>        # On ARM v8 64-bit this property is required
>        - enum:
> +          - apple
>            - psci
>            - spin-table
>        # On ARM 32-bit systems this property is optional

This uses a very generic identifier for doing something that may
be very specific to a particular SoC generation. It's going to be hard
to decide what the right abstraction will be for long-term maintenance,
so I'd recommend starting with a boot loader that implements
spin-table for secondary startup, and getting back to this after more
of the basic stuff works.

> +static int cpu_apple_start_prepare(unsigned int cpu)
> +{
> +       struct device_node *node;
> +       struct cpu_apple_start_info *info;
> +
> +       info = per_cpu_ptr(&cpu_apple_start_info, cpu);
> +
> +       if (info->pmgr_start && info->cputrc_rvbar && info->dbg_unlock)
> +               return 0;
> +
> +       node = of_find_compatible_node(NULL, NULL, "apple,startcpu");
> +       if (!node) {
> +               pr_err("%s: missing startcpu node in device tree.\n", __func__);
> +               return -EINVAL;
> +       }

Where is the binding documentation for this? The way you do a separate
of_iomap() for each CPU suggests that this is not a great binding to
start with. Are these perhaps just individual registers within a larger IP
block in the end?

      Arnd

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Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-20 13:27 [RFC PATCH 0/7] Linux on Apple Silicon Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] arm64: kernel: FIQ support Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 2/7] arm64: kernel: Add a WFI hook Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 16:46   ` Alexander Graf
     [not found]     ` <94C20F55-D3B8-4349-B26F-9EA8AAEBF639@caramail.com>
2021-01-21 12:33       ` Hector Martin 'marcan'
2021-01-21 10:52   ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 11:01     ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 11:36       ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 3/7] arm64: mm: use nGnRnE instead of nGnRE on Apple processors Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 16:47   ` Alexander Graf
2021-01-20 18:06     ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 18:10       ` Alexander Graf
2021-01-21 11:27   ` Will Deacon
2021-01-21 11:38     ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 11:44     ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 12:47       ` Will Deacon
2021-01-21 15:12         ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 16:25           ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 17:55             ` Will Deacon
2021-01-21 18:15               ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 18:22                 ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 18:22                 ` Will Deacon
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 4/7] irqchip/apple-aic: Add support for Apple AIC Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 17:11   ` Alexander Graf
2021-01-20 18:04     ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 20:16       ` Andrew Lunn
2021-01-20 21:18   ` Stan Skowronek
2021-01-21  9:48   ` Linus Walleij
2021-01-21 10:37     ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 15:29       ` Hector Martin 'marcan'
2021-01-21 17:09         ` Rob Herring
2021-01-21 17:45       ` Rob Herring
2021-01-21 16:44     ` Rob Herring
2021-01-21 16:53   ` Hector Martin 'marcan'
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 5/7] arm64/Kconfig: Add Apple Silicon SoC platform Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 6/7] arm64: kernel: Apple CPU start driver Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 11:14   ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2021-01-20 13:27 ` [RFC PATCH 7/7] irqchip/apple-aic: add SMP support to the Apple AIC driver Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 12:44   ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 12:50     ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 13:00       ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 13:01         ` Hector Martin 'marcan'
2021-01-21 13:22       ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 13:32         ` Mark Rutland
2021-01-21 14:05           ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 13:34         ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 14:10           ` Marc Zyngier
2021-01-21 15:09             ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-01-21 15:18               ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 16:40       ` Rob Herring
2021-01-21 16:43         ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 17:37           ` Rob Herring
2021-01-21 18:08             ` Mohamed Mediouni
2021-01-21 18:57               ` Rob Herring
2021-02-02 19:15   ` Linus Walleij

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