[PATCH] EDAC: Add AMD Seattle SoC EDAC
brijeshkumar.singh at amd.com
Tue Oct 20 12:16:01 PDT 2015
On 10/20/2015 12:41 PM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 07:36:39PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 06:26:55PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>>> Btw, how much of this is implementing generic A57 functionality?
>>> The driver is entirely A57 generic.
>>>> If a lot, can we make this a generic a57_edac driver so that multiple
>>>> vendors can use it?
>> Ok, cool.
>>>> How fast and how ugly can something like that become?
>>> Not sure I follow.
>> In the sense that some vendor might require just a little bit different
>> handling or maybe wants to read some vendor-specific registers in
>> addition to the architectural ones.
>> Then we'll start adding vendor-specific hacks to that generic driver.
>> And therefore the question how fast and how ugly such hacks would
>> I guess we'll worry about that when we get there...
>> So Brijesh, if you only need generic, architectural functionality,
>> please call it arm64_edac or so and let's add it so that other arm64
>> vendors can use it too.
> Please note that this is specific to Cortex-A57, not ARMv8 or aarch64.
> It is an IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED feature as implemented by Cortex-A57,
> which by definition is not implemented by other CPUs. It is not provided
> by the ARM architecture.
> So this cannot be arm64_edac, but could potentially be cortex_a57_edac.
Yes code is generic to Cortex A57 and naming it cortex_a57_edac sounds good.
Also I will follow your suggestion and remove DT binding and use MIDR.
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