[PATCH v3 2/5] dt-bindings: soc: add document for rockchip reboot notifier driver

Andy Yan andy.yan at rock-chips.com
Thu Nov 19 17:16:35 PST 2015

Hi Heiko:

On 2015年11月19日 12:35, Heiko Stuebner wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Am Donnerstag, 19. November 2015, 09:17:37 schrieb Andy Yan:
>> Hi Rob:
>> On 2015年11月19日 06:59, Rob Herring wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 05:53:30PM +0800, Andy Yan wrote:
>>>> Add devicetree binding document for rockchip reboot nofifier driver
>>> Just reading the subject this is way too specific to the Linux driver
>>> needs rather than a h/w description. Please don't create fake DT nodes
>>> just to bind to drivers. Whatever &pmu is is probably what should have
>>> the DT node. Let the driver for it create child devices if you need
>>> that.
>>       This is note a fake DT nodes, we really need it to tell the driver
>>        which register to use to store the reboot mode. Because rockchip
>>        use different register file to store the reboot mode on different
>>        platform, on rk3066,rk3188, rk3288,it use  one of the PMU
>> register, on
>>        the incoming RK3036, it use one of the GRF register, and it use
>> one  of
>>        the PMUGRF register for arm64 platform rk3368. On the other hand, the
>>        PMU/GRF/PMUGRF register file are mapped as "syscon", then referenced
>>        by other DT nodes by phandle. So maybe let it as a separate DT
>> node here
>>        is better.
> or alternatively we could do something similar to what the bl-switcher
> cupfreq-driver does. Take a look at
> drivers/cpufreq/arm_big_little.c
> drivers/clk/clk-mb86s7x.c
> We already have the core restart-handler code in the clock-tree, so could
> maybe simply do the
> 	platform_device_register_simple("rockchip-reboot", -1, NULL, 0);
> in that common code?
> Though I'm not yet sure how to get the platform-data. I guess one option would
> be to do things like the 3288 suspend code does (arch/arm/mach-rockchip/pm.c
> at the bottom), by having the per-soc-data in the driver and then matching
> against the pmu. Because the pmu is not part of the clock controller binding
> (and probably also shouldn't be).
> Heiko
    Thanks for your suggestion.
     I have read the code you list above, if we implement the reboot 
     driver like this, the driver need to add much more code to find the 
     data(like arch/arm/mach-rockhcip/pm.c), what's more, if we have a 
new soc
     in the future and the soc use a different register here, we need 
modify the
     driver to add a new platform data again, this will bring additional 

     Use the DT node pass the register will make the driver code simple 
and clear.
     Is there any hurt to put this information in the DT?


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