[PATCH 1/2] ARM: tegra: add Acer Chromebook 13 device tree

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Aug 13 09:51:18 PDT 2014

On 08/13/2014 02:53 AM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 06:56:07PM -0700, Dylan Reid wrote:
>> The Acer Chromebook 13, codenamed "Big", contains an NVIDIA tegra124
>> processor and is similar to the Venice2 reference platform.
>> The keyboard, USB 2, audio, HDMI, sdcard and emmc have been tested
>> and work on the 1366x768 models.  I haven't tried on the HD systems
>> yet.
> Presumably the HD systems will have a different compatible? Is it only
> the panel that's different or are there other changes?

Yes, we definitely need to plan ahead for the different SKUs. I assume 
we'll have different board names for each board, which then translates 
int DT filenames and U-Boot/cbootimage-configs/tegra-uboot-flasher board

>> There is also an issue on reboot because the TPM isn't reset.  It will
>> cause the stock firmware to enter recovery mode.  This can be worked
>> around by an EC-reset, press refresh and power at the same time.
> It's not clear to me what exactly this implies. Does it mean the system
> won't boot unless you manually press "refresh" and "power"? Are those
> keyboard buttons or keys on some debug board?
>> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/tegra124-big.dts b/arch/arm/boot/dts/tegra124-big.dts

>> +/ {
>> +	model = "Google Big";
> Perhaps this should at least mention that it's the Acer Chromebook 13.
> Otherwise this could just as well be some random development board.
>> +	compatible = "google,nyan-big", "nvidia,tegra124";
> What's "nyan"? Are there other variants of "big" other than "nyan"?

I thought this board was known as Nike?

>> +	pinmux: pinmux at 0,70000868 {
>> +		pinctrl-names = "default";
>> +		pinctrl-0 = <&pinmux_default>;
>> +
>> +		pinmux_default: common {
>> +			dap_mclk1_pw4 {
>> +				nvidia,pins = "dap_mclk1_pw4";
>> +				nvidia,function = "extperiph1";
>> +				nvidia,enable-input = <TEGRA_PIN_DISABLE>;
>> +				nvidia,pull = <TEGRA_PIN_PULL_NONE>;
>> +				nvidia,tristate = <TEGRA_PIN_DISABLE>;
>> +			};
> Stephen proposed a patch not so long ago that removes the static pinmux
> settings from DTS files[0]. I'd expect he'll have objections to this DTS
> providing the static settings.
> The assumption with that patch is that the bootloader will have to set
> up the entire pinmux anyway (to prevent conflicting settings), therefore
> there'd be no need to do it in the kernel. Is this something that your
> bootloader already does (or could be modified to do)?
> [0]: http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/363222/

Yes, definitely I want to remove the pinmux from the kernel, since the 
HW design implies that the bootloader must set this up completely.

IIRC, the bootloader on this device doesn't. However, the workaround was 
that the U-Boot that the firmware chain-loads in order to load Linux 
(which IIRC is mandatory for non-Google kernels?) would do this setup 
before booting the kernel.

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