[RFC PATCH 4/7] iommu: provide helper function to configure an IOMMU for an of master
will.deacon at arm.com
Tue Sep 2 03:03:42 PDT 2014
On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 09:18:26PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 01 September 2014 17:40:00 Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 03:46:18PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > On Monday 01 September 2014 10:29:40 Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I think this could use a bit more formalization. As I said in another
> > > > reply earlier, there's very little standardization in the IOMMU API.
> > > > That certainly gives us a lot of flexibility but it also has the
> > > > downside that it's difficult to handle these abstractions in the core,
> > > > which is really what the core is all about, isn't it?
> > > >
> > > > One method that worked really well for this in the past for other
> > > > subsystems is to allow drivers to specify an .of_xlate() function that
> > > > takes the controller device and a struct of_phandle_args. It is that
> > > > function's responsibility to take the information in an of_phandle_args
> > > > structure and use that to create some subsystem specific handle that
> > > > represents this information in a way that it can readily be used.
> > >
> > > Yes, good idea.
> > Hmm, how does this work for PCI devices? The current RFC takes care to
> > ensure that the core changes work just as well for OF devices as PCI
> > devices, and the of-specific functions and data structures are not part of
> > it.
> I don't mind handling PCI devices separately. They are different in a number
> of ways already, in particular the way that they don't normally have an
> of_node attached to them but actually have a PCI bus/dev/function number.
Sure, but at the point when we call back into the iommu_ops structure we
really don't want bus specific functions. That's why I avoided any OF
data structures being passed to add_device_master_ids.
Anyway, I'll try to hack something together shortly. I think the proposal
- Make add_device_master_ids take a generic structure (struct iommu)
- Add an of_xlate callback into iommu_ops which returns a populated
struct iommu based on the of_node
Sound about right?
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