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From: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
To: Peter Maydell <peter.maydell@linaro.org>
Cc: "open list:RISC-V" <qemu-riscv@nongnu.org>,
	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com>,
	"qemu-devel@nongnu.org Developers" <qemu-devel@nongnu.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>,
	Alistair Francis <alistair23@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] RISC-V: virt: This is a "sifive,test1" test finisher
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 21:09:36 +0000
Message-ID: <20191110210936.GT2461@umbus.Home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFEAcA8k+t2qKCSvMjENitvCXyc-qwiG2qbg6gQFKR_+v_zihg@mail.gmail.com>

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On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 06:04:47PM +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2019 at 17:15, Alistair Francis <alistair23@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 9:05 AM Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > The test finisher implements the reset command, which means it's a
> > > "sifive,test1" device.  This is a backwards compatible change, so it's
> > > also a "sifive,test0" device.  I copied the odd idiom for adding a
> > > two-string compatible field from the ARM virt board.
> > >
> > > Fixes: 9a2551ed6f ("riscv: sifive_test: Add reset functionality")
> > > Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>
> > > ---
> > >  hw/riscv/virt.c | 5 ++++-
> > >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/hw/riscv/virt.c b/hw/riscv/virt.c
> > > index 23f340df19..74f2dce81c 100644
> > > --- a/hw/riscv/virt.c
> > > +++ b/hw/riscv/virt.c
> > > @@ -359,7 +359,10 @@ static void create_fdt(RISCVVirtState *s, const struct MemmapEntry *memmap,
> > >      nodename = g_strdup_printf("/test@%lx",
> > >          (long)memmap[VIRT_TEST].base);
> > >      qemu_fdt_add_subnode(fdt, nodename);
> > > -    qemu_fdt_setprop_string(fdt, nodename, "compatible", "sifive,test0");
> > > +    {
> > > +        const char compat[] = "sifive,test1\0sifive,test0";
> >
> > Does this really work? Why not use qemu_fdt_setprop_cells()?
> >
> > Alistair
> >
> > > +        qemu_fdt_setprop(fdt, nodename, "compatible", compat, sizeof(compat));
> > > +    }
> 
> qemu_fdt_setprop_cells() is for "set this property to
> contain this list of 32-bit integers" (and it does a byteswap
> of each 32-bit value from host to BE). That's not what
> you want for a string (or a string list, which is what
> we have here).

Yes.

> Cc'ing David Gibson who's our device tree expert to see if there's
> a nicer way to write this.

Not amongst the qemu wrappers AFAIK.  With raw libfdt you could build
it up in stages using fdt_setprop_string() followed by
fdt_appendprop_string(), although that would require additional
memmove()s to complete.

A stringlist setprop function using varargs might be a useful addition
to libfdt.  The tricky bit is that libfdt can be used in environments
with no allocator, which makes implementation tricky.

> Oddly, given that it's used in the
> ubiquitous 'compatible' prop, the dtc Documentation/manual.txt
> doesn't say anything about properties being able to be
> 'string lists', only 'strings', '32 bit numbers', 'lists of
> 32-bit numbers' and 'byte sequences'.

Oof, yeah that manual hasn't really been updated for ages.  That
really only describes the pieces from which a property can be mode.
You can then concatenate those together using ,.  So in .dts you can
make a string list as:
	compatible = "foo", "bar";

The , is effectively a bytestring append operator.

> You have to dig through
> the header file comments to deduce that a string list is
> represented by a string with embedded NULs separating
> each list item.

Well, you can do that as well, but using commas is more common in
modern dts files.  The two are equivalent by construction (in .dtb
properties are simply bytestrings).

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-07 22:25 Palmer Dabbelt
2019-11-08 17:13 ` Alistair Francis
2019-11-08 18:04   ` Peter Maydell
2019-11-08 18:13     ` Palmer Dabbelt
2019-11-10 21:10       ` David Gibson
2019-11-10 21:09     ` David Gibson [this message]

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