[PATCH v2 3/3] ARM64: dts: meson-gx: Add MALI nodes for GXBB and GXL

Neil Armstrong narmstrong at baylibre.com
Mon Mar 6 00:58:33 PST 2017

On 03/04/2017 01:38 PM, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Am 03.03.2017 um 20:29 schrieb Kevin Hilman:
>> Neil Armstrong <narmstrong at baylibre.com> writes:
>>> On 03/02/2017 01:31 PM, Andreas Färber wrote:
>>>> Am 01.03.2017 um 11:46 schrieb Neil Armstrong:
>>>>> The same MALI-450 MP3 GPU is present in the GXBB and GXL SoCs.
> [...]
>>>>> The node is simply added in the meson-gxbb.dtsi file.
> [...]
>>>>> For GXL, since a lot is shared with the GXM that has a MALI-T820 IP, this
>>>>> patch adds a new meson-gxl-mali.dtsi and is included in the SoC specific
>>>>> dtsi files.
>>>> This part is slightly confusing though.
>>>> What exactly is the GXL vs. GXM difference that this can't be handled by
>>>> overriding node properties compatible/interrupts/clocks? I am missing a
>>>> GXM patch in this series as rationale for doing it this way.
>>>> In particular I am wondering whether the whole GXM-inherits-from-GXL
>>>> concept is flawed and should be adjusted if this leads to secondary
>>>> .dtsi files like this: My proposal would be to instead create a
>>>> meson-gxl-gxm.dtsi, that meson-gxl.dtsi and meson-gxm.dtsi can inherit
>>>> the current common parts from, then the Mali bits can simply go into
>>>> meson-gxl.dtsi without extra #includes needed in S905X and S905D. While
>>>> it's slightly more work to split once again, I think it would be cleaner.
> [...]
>>> The only changes are :
> [...]
>>>  - A different Mali core, but with the same interrupts (less but they share the same lower interrupts), clocks and memory space
>>> This is why it was decided to have a sub-dtsi, having a secondary dtsi will simply copy 99% of the GXL dtsi,
>>> but surely we could also have an intermediate dtsi but for boards I'm ok with it, but less for a SoC dtsi,
>>> since it could lead to some confusion.
>>> Finally, yes I could have added the mali node to the GXL dtsi, but the midgard Mali dt-bindings are not upstream
>>> and the family is too big and recent enough to consider having stable bindings for now.
>>> Nevertheless, nothing is final, this gxl-mali.dtsi could be merged into the GXL dtsi in the future when we
>>> have proper dt-bindings and a real support of the T820 Mali on the S912.
>>> Kevin, what's your thought about this ?
>> I don't have a strong preference.  I'm OK with a separate Mali .dtsi due
>> to the signficant overlap between GXL/GXM in terms of clocks, interrupts
>> etc.
>> However, if the plan is to #include this from GXM .dts files, whould a
>> better name be meson-gx-mali.dtsi?
> I thought the purpose was specifically to not have GXM include it
> because it uses a Midgard IP.
> If you want to share the fragment with GXBB too (gx), we should rather
> use meson-gx-mali-utgard.dtsi, which would differentiate from GXM's
> Midgard while still allowing for variation on the 4xx side (e.g., 470).
> Regards,
> Andreas

Exact, there is no plan to include it from GXM.

I'm not fan of having meson-gx-mali-utgard.dtsi, we should still need some attributes additions for
the clocks to the mali node in the gxbb dtsi and each s905x and s905d dtsi files.
I'm not sure this is even cleaner...


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