[PATCH 04/14] bus: mvebu-mbus: Add static window allocation to the DT binding

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Wed Jun 12 07:14:41 EDT 2013

On Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:34:14 +0200, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 June 2013 15:50:23 Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > So, I think we can/have agree that the ranges in the FDT should
> > reflect the bootloader's settings, and if the ranges is missing an
> > element it means the bootloader didn't set it up.
> > 
> > A compatible bootloader should dump the entire mbus register table
> > into the ranges. The address encoding is such that we can represent
> > every mbus window entry in ranges. If no bootloader support is present
> > then the ranges value is forced into the mbus windows anyhow.
> > 
> > If there isn't a ranges entry, but there is a child that requires it
> > (how do we figure this out?)
> I think we have to walk the entire tree of devices underneath mbus,
> at least any device node that has a 'reg' property, following children
> of any device node with a 'ranges' property. We might need to
> add a variant of of_get_address() that does a partial translation
> up to a given node (the mbus) instead of all the way to the root.

I think we should have almost everything needed already to do this.
of_bus allows arbitrary mapping code to be used at any stage in the
translation. We might need to add some glue so that of_busses[] can
be assembled by the linker to allow an mbus of_bus stanza to live
outside of drivers/of/address.c

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