[PATCH v3] arm-soc: Add support for Sigma Designs Tango4

Marc Gonzalez marc_gonzalez at sigmadesigns.com
Tue Oct 20 02:20:18 PDT 2015

On 19/10/2015 19:32, Mark Rutland wrote:

> Marc Gonzalez wrote:
>> Found "arm,cortex-a9-pmu" in arch/arm/kernel/perf_event_v7.c
>> Are the PMU registers available from non-secure mode, or is
>> TrustZone going to get in the way?
> Judging by the access permissions tables in c12.9 of the ARM ARM (ARM DDI
> 0406C.c), they're always accessible from non-secure PL1 in the absence
> of the virtualization extensions.

Thanks for digging up the info.

One more thing is unclear about the PMU. While things like the TWD block
seem to have a well-defined IRQ number, when I look at other platforms'
DT pmu node, everyone seems to have a different IRQ setup. Why is that?

Some use GIC_SPI, some use GIC_PPI
Some list 1 interrupt, others 2, others 4
Some have 3 cells (as expected by the GIC), exynos4 only has 2 (interrupts = <2 2>, <3 2>;)

My SoC documentation only states:
1.12.2 ARM core interrupt vector
ARM A9MP core has a 32-bit interrupt vector that drives the ARM interrupt controller (GIC).
Input vector is the following :
- bit[1:0]: 0 / Unused.
- bit[2]: cpu_block IRQ controller0.
- bit[3]: cpu_block IRQ controller1.
- bit[4]: cpu_block IRQ controller2.
- bit[7:5]: 0 / Unused.
- bit[11:8]: Core N cross trigger interface IRQ (Coresight component).
- bit[15:12]: Core N performance management unit IRQ (Coresight component) .
- bit[31:16]: 0 / Unused.

So I'm thinking I should use
- interrupts 12 and 13 (should I list the other lines if no SoC has more than 2 cores?)
- no idea on edge vs level, I'm guessing level

So I should add

	pmu {
		compatible = "arm,cortex-a9-pmu";

Does that look (likely to be) correct?


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