[PATCH 2/3 v8] mailbox: Enable BCM2835 mailbox support

Noralf Trønnes noralf at tronnes.org
Tue May 12 08:28:47 PDT 2015

Den 05.05.2015 22:27, skrev Eric Anholt:
> From: Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak at v3.sk>
> This mailbox driver provides a single mailbox channel to write 32-bit
> values to the VPU and get a 32-bit response.  The Raspberry Pi
> firmware uses this mailbox channel to implement firmware calls, while
> Roku 2 (despite being derived from the same firmware tree) doesn't.
> The driver was originally submitted by Lubomir, based on the
> out-of-tree 2708 mailbox driver.  Eric Anholt fixed it up for
> upstreaming, with the major functional change being that it now has no
> notion of multiple channels (since that is a firmware-dependent
> concept) and instead the raspberrypi-firmware driver will do that
> bit-twiddling in its own messages.
> Signed-off-by: Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak at v3.sk>
> Signed-off-by: Craig McGeachie <slapdau at yahoo.com.au>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
> Cc: Jassi Brar <jassisinghbrar at gmail.com>
> Acked-by: Stephen Warren <swarren at wwwdotorg.org>
> ---
> diff --git a/drivers/mailbox/bcm2835-mailbox.c b/drivers/mailbox/bcm2835-mailbox.c
> +static bool bcm2835_last_tx_done(struct mbox_chan *link)
> +{
> +	struct bcm2835_mbox *mbox = bcm2835_link_mbox(link);
> +	bool ret;
> +
> +	spin_lock(&mbox->lock);
> +	ret = !(readl(mbox->regs + MAIL0_STA) & ARM_MS_FULL);

I don't know how the mailbox framework uses this function,
but MAIL0_STA might be wrong here.

Phil Elwell detected a bug in the downstream mailbox driver in
the mbox_write function where it waits for space to be available
in the FIFO. His observation:
With the VC reader blocked and the ARM writing, MAIL0_STA reads
empty permanently while MAIL1_STA goes from empty (0x40000000)
to non-empty (0x00000001-0x00000007) to full (0x80000008).


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