[PATCH v4 02/11] memory: emif: Move EMIF register defines to include/linux/

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Wed Jul 16 01:33:50 PDT 2014

* Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com> [140715 19:46]:
> Tony,
> On 07/15/2014 01:38 AM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >* Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com> [140714 10:44]:
> >>On 07/14/2014 06:12 AM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >>>* Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com> [140710 19:59]:
> >>>>OMAP4 and AM33XX share the same EMIF controller IP. Although there
> >>>>are significant differences in the IP integration due to which
> >>>>AM33XX can't reuse the EMIF driver DVFS similar to OMAP4,
> >>>>it can definitely benefit by reusing the EMIF related macros
> >>>>defined in drivers/memory/emif.h.
> >>>>
> >>>>In the current OMAP PM framework the PM code resides under
> >>>>arch/arm/mach-omap2/. To enable reuse of the register defines move
> >>>>the register defines in the emif header file to include/linux so that
> >>>>both the EMIF driver and the AM33XX PM code can benefit.
> >>>>
> >>>>Signed-off-by: Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com>
> >>>>Reviewed-by: Russ Dill <russ.dill at ti.com>
> >>>>Acked-by: Santosh Shililmar <santosh.shilimkar at ti.com>
> >>>>Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> >>>>---
> >>>>v3->v4:
> >>>>patch unchanged from original:
> >>>>	http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-omap/msg95314.html
> >>>>
> >>>>  drivers/memory/emif.h   | 543 +---------------------------------------------
> >>>>  include/linux/ti_emif.h | 558 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>>
> >>>So far we've seen that exposing hardware registers like this
> >>>will lead into various drivers misusing them. I think a better
> >>>solution is to implement few targeted functions that allow
> >>>sharing code between the platform idle code and memory driver.
> >>>
> >>>Maybe you can have the shared functions in in something like
> >>>drivers/memory/ti-emif.c that's always built in? The idle
> >>>code won't need any of that early on.
> >>
> >>Well the reason it was done this way was to utilize all of the addresses of
> >>EMIF register in the ASM sleep code to do relative addressing from the EMIF
> >>base address. The ASM sleep code (patch 9) needs to save and restore emif
> >>context and set and unset self refresh in emif. The issues will come from
> >>the ASM being copied to and running from SRAM without the ability to access
> >>code in DDR (because we are shutting the EMIF off), so we would need to copy
> >>these functions as well and have to worry about any issues we introduce by
> >>relocating c code. Is it worth the added maintenance burden?
> >
> >Ah right it needs to run in SRAM. There were some relocatable
> >c code patches posted a while back, so it might be worth
> >revisiting that.
> >
> >I think it can also be done with assembly with something like
> >this:
> >
> >1. Make am335x idle code depends on TI_EMIF && WKUP_M3_RPROC
> >
> >2. Add the memory save and restore assembly functions into
> >    drivers/memory/ti-emif-sram.S
> >
> >3. Allocate the SRAM preferrably with drivers/misc/sram.c
> >    instead of the legacy mach-omap2/sram.c
> >
> This I can do, I will just need to make a change somewhere to make generic
>  sram driver provide sram allocations marked for exec.

OK great, that will make things easier for us in the long run.
> >4. Map the idle assembly code and EMIF save and restore
> >    functions into SRAM
> >
> >5. Call the EMIF save and restore functions from the idle
> >    assembly code at the SRAM locations and pass the save and
> >    restore area in a register
> >
> >So basically we need to figure out a generic way to do driver
> >hooks in the PM idle code even very late and early in the
> >assembly code so we can keep most of the code in drivers.
> >Eventually also the idle assembly code should be in the drivers
> >too..
> I did not consider this earlier but the cpuidle code will use the same path
> in the assembly code. The cpuidle configures the suspend path to make the
> emif actions optional (save and restore with shut off, and self refresh), so
> a generic solution probably isn't possible here as we (will) need a certain
> level of granularity of control over the emif actions, and that will be
> difficult to maintain while keeping the pm functionality out of the EMIF
> code.




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