[PATCH] arm: document "mach-virt" platform.
marc.zyngier at arm.com
Thu Jan 30 12:24:35 EST 2014
On 30/01/14 17:21, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-01-30 at 17:13 +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> Hi Ian,
>> On 30/01/14 16:11, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> mach-virt has existed for a while but it is not written down what it actually
>>> consists of. Although it seems a bit unusual to document a binding for an
>>> entire platform since mach-virt is entirely virtual it is helpful to have
>>> something to refer to in the absence of a single concrete implementation.
>>> I've done my best to capture the requirements based on the git log and my
>>> While here remove the xenvm dts example, the Xen tools will now build a
>>> suitable mach-virt compatible dts when launching the guest.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell at citrix.com>
>>> Cc: Rob Herring <robh+dt at kernel.org>
>>> Cc: Pawel Moll <pawel.moll at arm.com>
>>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>
>>> Cc: Kumar Gala <galak at codeaurora.org>
>>> Cc: Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>
>>> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
>>> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>
>>> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
>>> Cc: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini at eu.citrix.com>
>>> Cc: devicetree at vger.kernel.org
>>> Cc: linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org
>>> Cc: linux-arm-kernel at lists.infradead.org
>>> I'm not sure which tree this sort of thing should go though, sorry for the
>>> huge Cc.
>>> .../devicetree/bindings/arm/mach-virt.txt | 32 ++++++++
>>> arch/arm/boot/dts/xenvm-4.2.dts | 81 --------------------
>>> 2 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 81 deletions(-)
>>> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/mach-virt.txt
>>> delete mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/dts/xenvm-4.2.dts
>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/mach-virt.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/mach-virt.txt
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..562bcda
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/mach-virt.txt
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
>>> +* Mach-virt "Dummy Virtual Machine" platform
>>> +"mach-virt" is the smallest, dumbest platform possible, to be used as
>>> +a guest for Xen, KVM and other hypervisors. It has no
>>> +properties/functionality of its own and is driven entirely by device
>>> +This document defines the requirements for such a platform.
>>> +* Required properties:
>>> +- compatible: should be one of:
>>> + "linux,dummy-virt"
>>> + "xen,xenvm"
>>> +In addition to the standard nodes (chosen, cpus, memory etc) the
>>> +platform is required to provide certain other basic functionality
>>> +which must be described in the device tree:
>>> + The platform must provide an ARM Generic Interrupt Controller
>>> + (GIC), defined in Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/gic.txt.
>>> + The platform must provide ARM architected timer, defined in
>>> + Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/arch_timer.txt.
>>> + If the platform is SMP then it must provide the Power State
>>> + Coordination Interface (PSCI) described in
>>> + Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/psci.txt.
>> I'm afraid I disagree with most of the above. The whole point of
>> mach-virt is to provide a shell for DT platforms. None of this hardware
>> is mandated. Instead, all the necessary information should be described
>> in DT.
> "Add support for the smallest, dumbest possible platform, to be
> used as a guest for KVM or other hypervisors.
> It only mandates a GIC and architected timers"
> (your original commit message :-P)
Right. 1984, here we come. I'll disappear for a while, rewriting the
history. More seriously, that was just me scheming to get it merged,
hiding my cunning plan for mach-virt world domination!
>> Actually, mach-virt doesn't really stand for Virtual Machine. It stands
>> for virtual mach-* directory! Eventually, mach-virt should become the
>> default platform, the one we use when we don't match anything else in
>> the kernel
> I can word it more like that for sure, along with the alternative
> wording suggested by Christopher/Stefano to clarify the intent that
> everything comes from DTB and removal of the specific requirements for
> GIC/timer/PSCI I think that suit the (new) intention better?
Yes, please! :-)
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...
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