Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] remoteproc: add support to handle internal memories

From: Tony Lindgren
Date: Fri Feb 13 2015 - 13:40:05 EST

* Suman Anna <s-anna@xxxxxx> [150213 08:17]:
> Ohad,
> On 02/12/2015 11:20 PM, Ohad Ben-Cohen wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:54 PM, Suman Anna <s-anna@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> My original motivation was that it would only need to be added on
> >> firmwares requiring support for loading into internal memories,
> >> otherwise, these are something left to be managed by the software
> >> running on the remote processor completely, and MPU will not even touch
> >> them.
> >
> > Sure. But even if you guys will use this interface correctly, this
> > patch essentially exposes ioremap to user space, which is something we
> > generally want to avoid.
> >
> >> So, let me know if this is a NAK. If so, we have two options - one to go
> >> the sram node model where each of them have to be defined separately,
> >> and have a specific property in the rproc nodes to be able to get the
> >> gen_pool handles. The other one is simply to define these as <reg> and
> >> use devm_ioremap_resource() (so use DT for defining the regions instead
> >> of a resource table entry).
> >
> > Any approach where these regions are defined explicitly really sounds
> > better. If you could look into these two alternatives that would be
> > great.
> OK, will do. Meanwhile, can you pick up Patch 1, that is independent of
> this patch.

If the memory are is hardware specific, then it should be specified in
the dts file. If some further configuration depending on the firmware
version is needed, then you can parse that from the firmware and make
sure it's contained within the hardware specific memory area defined
in the dts file. I guess in some cases module options may be also


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