Re: [PATCH] PCI: keystone: update to support multiple pci ports
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri Sep 05 2014 - 17:12:35 EST
On Friday 05 September 2014 16:37:25 Murali Karicheri wrote:
> On 09/05/2014 03:00 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Friday 05 September 2014 14:33:54 Murali Karicheri wrote:
> >>> This looks like it's a shared register of some sort that doesn't
> >>> really belong into the registers of a particular port. Could it
> >>> be that it's actually for the PHY?
> >> This a shared device configuration register between the two ports the
> >> desciption states it is bootstrap configuration of the PCIe module as
> >> Endpoint or Root complex and Not Phy. Hope below text will help.
> > Ok. Why do you want to have this user-selectable though? Can't it
> > just be set by the boot loader before starting Linux?
> As the driver is responsible for configuring the device to support the
> device functionality, it make sense to do this in the device driver. The
> driver enables clock to the IP and this is an addition thing to be
> configured so that when the device is powered up, it should function as
> RC. The IP can be configured to work as Root Complex or Endpoint. So not
> sure why you want to me to move this functionality to boot loader.
But the driver can only do root complex mode, and we would probably
want a completely different driver if we were to start supporting
This also implies that the firmware has to pass a different DT for
endpoint mode, so it should be responsible for setting up the hardware
to match the DT.
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