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From: Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org>
To: Paul Walmsley <paul@pwsan.com>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	devicetree@vger.kernel.org, linux-pm@vger.kernel.org,
	Sebastian Reichel <sre@kernel.org>,
	Atish Patra <atish.patra@wdc.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>,
	Paul Walmsley <paul.walmsley@sifive.com>,
	Alistair Francis <Alistair.Francis@wdc.com>,
	linux-riscv <linux-riscv@lists.infradead.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Subject: Re: QEMU RISC-V virt machine poweroff driver
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:46:33 +0530
Message-ID: <CAAhSdy2Lki2rZeNJyH6p0RKWjd6O+DboDE_mq8rHzXA0JRQ=7g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.999.1911111717320.32333@utopia.booyaka.com>

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 10:50 PM Paul Walmsley <paul@pwsan.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2019, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 05:06:24PM +0530, Anup Patel wrote:
> > > We really don't need this driver. Instead, we can simply re-use
> > > following drivers:
> > > mfd/syscon
> > > power/reset/syscon-reboot
> > > power/reset/syscon-poweroff
> > >
> > > Just enable following to your defconfig:
> > > CONFIG_POWER_RESET=y
> > > CONFIG_POWER_RESET_SYSCON=y
> > > CONFIG_POWER_RESET_SYSCON_POWEROFF=y
> > > CONFIG_SYSCON_REBOOT_MODE=y
> > >
> > >
> > > Once above drivers are enabled in your defconfig, make sure
> > > test device DT nodes are described in the following way for virt machine:
> >
> > Oh well, that is a lot more churn than a just works driver, and
> > will also pull it dependencies like regmap which quite blow up the
> > kernel size.  But I guess that is where modern Linux drivers are
> > heading, so I'm not going to complain too loud..
>
> The core issue is that putting random register writes in DT doesn't match
> the hardware.  And the doctrine with DT has always been that it's supposed
> to represent the actual hardware.  On FPGA bitstreams or ASICs that have
> the teststatus/testfinisher IP block, there really is an IP block out
> there - it's not just a bare register.
>
> If you update your driver to note that this is a SiFive IP block rather
> than a "RISC-V" IP block, I'll ack it.
>

The SiFive Test device has only one register at offset 0x0 and three
possible magic values (0x3333, 0x5555, and 0x7777).

The SYSCON based Reboot and Poweroff driver do exactly the same
thing what Christop's virt machine poweroff driver does so we are not
doing "random register writes" via DT.

In fact, using SYSCON based Reboot and Poweroff we are actually
describing the Reboot and Poweroff mechanism directly in DT without
adding a complete driver for just one register write. This means we
are totally aligned with "DT doctrine" and over here we going one-step
more by describing Reboot and Poweroff mechanism in DT.

A quick GREP shows that the SYSCON Reboot and Poweroff drivers
are quite widely used in ARM, ARM64 and MIPS architectures. Some of
the  SOCs using these drivers are: Samsung Exynos, HiSilicon Hi3660,
HiSilicon Hi6220, Rockchip RK3xxx, AppliedMicro XGene, Broadcom
BCM33xx, Broadcom BCM63xx, etc. Majority of ARM/ARM64 SOCs
these days use the PSCI based SYSTEM RESET and SHUTDOWN
methods so we might not see more Reboot and Poweroff drivers for
ARM world.

IMHO, we should definitely avoid adding a driver to Linux when there
a generic driver already available. This helps in kernel maintenance
in long-term.

Regards,
Anup

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Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-07 21:24 Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-07 21:24 ` [PATCH 1/2] dt-bindings: power: reset: document the QEMU RISC-V virt machine poweroff device Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-07 21:52   ` Palmer Dabbelt
2019-11-07 22:32   ` Paul Walmsley
2019-11-14  1:44     ` Rob Herring
2019-11-07 21:24 ` [PATCH 2/2] power: reset: add a QEMU RISC-V virt machine poweroff driver Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-07 21:53   ` Palmer Dabbelt
2019-11-07 22:33   ` Paul Walmsley
2019-11-07 21:56 ` Palmer Dabbelt
2019-11-11 11:36 ` Anup Patel
2019-11-11 16:12   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-11-11 17:20     ` Paul Walmsley
2019-11-12  4:16       ` Anup Patel [this message]
2019-11-14  1:50         ` Rob Herring
2019-11-15 22:14 ` Nick Kossifidis
2019-11-18  6:12   ` Anup Patel

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