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From: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
To: Paul Walmsley <paul.walmsley@sifive.com>
Cc: devicetree@vger.kernel.org, linux-riscv@lists.infradead.org,
	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Albert Ou <aou@eecs.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] dt-bindings: riscv: Fix CPU schema errors
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:44:43 -0500
Message-ID: <CAL_JsqK==+6QPrx3NDobYfWQwRg9m-t0LZgL=KzqfhAfbu+xTg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.9999.1910091657240.11044@viisi.sifive.com>

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:08 PM Paul Walmsley <paul.walmsley@sifive.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 9 Oct 2019, Rob Herring wrote:
>
> > Fix the errors in the RiscV CPU DT schema:
> >
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.example.dt.yaml: cpu@0: 'timebase-frequency' is a required property
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.example.dt.yaml: cpu@1: 'timebase-frequency' is a required property
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.example.dt.yaml: cpu@0: compatible:0: 'riscv' is not one of ['sifive,rocket0', 'sifive,e5', 'sifive,e51', 'sifive,u54-mc', 'sifive,u54', 'sifive,u5']
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.example.dt.yaml: cpu@0: compatible: ['riscv'] is too short
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/cpus.example.dt.yaml: cpu@0: 'timebase-frequency' is a required property
> >
> > The DT spec allows for 'timebase-frequency' to be in 'cpu' or 'cpus' node
> > and RiscV is doing nothing special with it, so just drop the definition
> > here and don't make it required.
>
> The RISC-V kernel code does in fact parse it and use it, and we currently
> rely on it being under /cpus:
>
>   https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch/riscv/kernel/time.c#n19
>
> The RISC-V user ISA specification also constrains the timebase-frequency
> to be the same across all CPUs, in section 10.1:
>
>   https://github.com/riscv/riscv-isa-manual/releases/download/draft-20190608-f467e5d/riscv-spec.pdf
>
> So the right thing is to require 'timebase-frequency' at /cpus, and forbid
> it in the individual CPU nodes.

Yes, but this schema only deals with 'cpu' nodes and we can't check
/cpus here. We'd need to write another schema matching on a child cpu
node having a RiscV compatible.

I can change this to 'timebase-frequency: false' to ban it here. That
doesn't add too much as any undefined name is still allowed such as
'timbase-frequency'. There's a way to address this in json-schema
draft8 with 'unevaluatedProperties', but that's not ready yet.

Rob

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-09 23:46 Rob Herring
2019-10-10  0:08 ` Paul Walmsley
2019-10-10 12:44   ` Rob Herring [this message]
2019-10-10 18:34     ` Paul Walmsley
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-09-25 13:12 Rob Herring
2019-09-25 21:24 ` Palmer Dabbelt
2019-09-25 23:29   ` Rob Herring
2019-10-08 20:36     ` Paul Walmsley

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