[PATCH v5 2/3] drivers: of: add initialization code for dma reserved memory

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Fri Aug 16 12:06:46 EDT 2013

On 08/15/2013 11:25 PM, Olof Johansson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 02:08:44PM -0600, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 08/09/2013 05:51 AM, Marek Szyprowski wrote:
>>> Add device tree support for contiguous and reserved memory regions
>>> defined in device tree. Initialization is done in 2 steps. First, the
>>> memory is reserved, what happens very early when only flattened device
>>> tree is available. Then on device initialization the corresponding cma
>>> and reserved regions are assigned to each device structure.
>> Hmmm. This seems an awful lot like putting SW configuration/policy
>> information into DT rather than HW description. This feels like a
>> slippery slope... Isn't this kind of thing better handled by a kernel
>> command-line option to set up the CMA size?
> Sorry, you were not part of the in-person discussion since it happened
> at Linaro Connect in Dublin. The concern is that we really need a way
> to describe some of these _system_ properties. They're not necessarily
> hardware properties, but they are well-known and likely properties of
> the system that is running.

OK, that seems reasonable enough. It's just the first I heard of this.

I rather suspect that similar arguments will be applied to a bunch of
other data people want to put into DT. I guess we'll just have to wait
and see what gets proposed, and what really is "system data" rather than

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