[PATCH 01/10] Documentation: dt-bindings: mailbox: tegra: Add binding for HSP mailbox

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Jun 29 08:28:00 PDT 2016

On 06/28/2016 11:56 PM, Joseph Lo wrote:
> On 06/29/2016 03:08 AM, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 06/28/2016 03:15 AM, Joseph Lo wrote:
>>> On 06/27/2016 11:55 PM, Stephen Warren wrote:
>>>> On 06/27/2016 03:02 AM, Joseph Lo wrote:
> snip.
>>> Currently the usage of HSP HW in the downstream kernel is something like
>>> the model below.
>>> remote_processor_A-\
>>> remote_processor_B--->hsp at 1000 (doorbell func) <-> host CPU
>>> remote_processor_C-/
>>> remote_processor_D -> hsp at 2000 (shared mailbox) <-> CPU
>>> remote_processor_E -> hsp at 3000 (shared mailbox) <-> CPU
>>> I am thinking if we can just add the appropriate compatible strings for
>>> it to replace "nvidia,tegra186-hsp". e.g. "nvidia,tegra186-hsp-doorbell"
>>> and "nvidia,tegra186-hsp-sharedmailbox". So the driver can probe and
>>> initialize correctly depend on the compatible property. How do you think
>>> about it? Is this the same as the (b) you mentioned above?
>> Yes, that would be (b) above.
>> However, please do note (a): I expect that splitting things up will turn
>> out to be a mistake, as it has for other HW modules in the past. I would
>> far rather see a single hsp node in DT, since there is a single HSP
>> block in HW. Sure that block has multiple sub-functions. However, there
>> is common logic that affects all of those sub-functions and binds
>> everything into a single HW module. If you represent the HW module using
>> multiple different DT nodes, it will be hard to correctly represent that
>> common logic. Conversely, I see no real advantage to splitting up the DT
>> node. I strongly believe we should have a single "hsp" node in DT.
> We have 6 HSP block in HW. FYI.

Yes, we have 6 /instances/ of the overall HSP block. Those should each 
have their own node, since they're entirely separate modules, all 
instances of the same configurable IP block.

Above, I was talking about the sub-blocks within each HSP instance, 
which should all be represented into a single node per instance, for a 
total of 6 DT nodes overall.

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