[PATCH 1/4] ARM: OMAP2+: omap_hwmod: Introduce ti,no-init dt property

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Fri Mar 6 09:45:48 PST 2015

* Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com> [150306 09:28]:
> On 03/05/2015 06:41 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> > * Tony Lindgren <tony at atomide.com> [150305 12:24]:
> >> * Dave Gerlach <d-gerlach at ti.com> [150305 11:53]:
> >>> On 03/05/2015 12:49 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> >>>> * Paul Walmsley <paul at pwsan.com> [150305 10:16]:
> >>>>> On Thu, 5 Mar 2015, Dave Gerlach wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Introduce a dt property, ti,no-init, that prevents hwmod initialization.
> >>>>>> Even if a dt node is marked as disabled, hwmod still at least enables
> >>>>>> the hwmod and programs the sysconfig before attempting to idle it at
> >>>>>> boot. If an IP has been disabled by the hardware configuration on a
> >>>>>> platform, this will cause a hang due to writing to inactive registers.
> >>>>>> This property prevents that from happening by marking the hwmod as
> >>>>>> _HWMOD_STATE_DISABLED during init.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm kind of wondering if hwmod should even touch a device if it's marked 
> >>>>> as disabled in the DT.  Tony, what do you think?
> >>>>
> >>>> Well nothing happens if a device is status = "disabled". No dev entry
> >>>> gets created for it at all and hwmod won't have any data for the device
> >>>> populated. The only way hwmod code could see that device if the device
> >>>> gets it's data from the legacy omap_hwmod_*_data.c instead of DT.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> We still need this for the sysconfig programming, correct? hwmod programs that
> >>> regardless of dt status and then idles the IP,
> >>
> >> Well hwmod does not even know about the IP IO addresses if it's marked
> >> with status = "disabled".. Which IP are you having problems with?
> >>
> >>> which is why I needed the ti,no-init for the epos evm. It isn't just a
> >>> matter of we shouldnt write to it because we don't want to use it; we
> >>> can't write to it because the module is held off so it causes an
> >>> external abort if we do.
> >>
> >> Well hard to say not knowing which module this is.. Pretty much all
> >> the modules have drivers and the driver just does pm_runtime_get()
> >> on it?
> > 
> > Heh OK this thread is about the RTC driver, so I assume that's the
> > problem :) So if you set the rtc to status = "disabled" how can the
> > hwmod code do anything as AFAIK it won't even get the rtc IO address?
> > 
> > Or am I missing something here?
> Perhaps I am mistaken, but from what I understand, all hwmods have _init and
> _setup called on them, and all hwmods read the IO address regardless of DT
> status at this point with _init_mpu_rt_base. In _setup, _setup_reset gets called
> which calls _enable for the hwmod, and this calls both _enable_sysc and
> _update_sysc_cache which touch the sysconfig register of the IP.

Oh OK, I think you're right. I was thinking of omap_device_build_from_dt(),
sorry. Looks like the hwmod IO address data does get populated even
for status = "disabled" although the dev entry won't get created and
omap_device_build_from_dt() never gets called.

> Normally this is fine regardless of whether or not we are using an IP because
> the module will wake up for a moment, have it's sysc programmed, and then be put
> back to sleep later, potentially never to be woken again if we bind no driver
> for it, which is fine for 99% of cases. In the case of am43x epos evm, you can
> take the same piece of silicon that will boot happily on the gp evm with the rtc
> hwmod in place and it will hang during boot on the epos evm because the board
> uses a pin to hold the RTC IP in reset. There is no way to detect this in
> software, the module can be turned on as normal using the clk_ctrl, but if you
> touch any of the IP registers you get an abort.

OK sounds like some dts property is needed to signal this.
> So we need to prevent this from happening but of course we can't selectively
> choose when the rtc hwmod gets added based on which board we are using so it
> seemed a DT flag was appropriate to indicate that we do not want to init the rtc
> IP at all only on this board.
> Without this flag in place but with the rtc hwmod added, the am43x-epos-evm
> fails booting with an imprecise abort.

OK thanks for explaining it. I'm fine with this patch, Paul may have
other issues. The other option would be to use status = "disabled" to
not touch the device at all like Paul suggested. I wonder if that's
going to break PM on some devices though..



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