Re: [PATCH] ARM: Keystone: Introduce Kconfig option to compile in typical Keystone features

From: Nishanth Menon
Date: Wed Jun 01 2016 - 18:50:13 EST

On 06/01/2016 05:31 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 4:31:54 PM CEST Nishanth Menon wrote:
>> Introduce ARCH_KEYSTONE_TYPICAL which is common for all Keystone
>> platforms. This is particularly useful when custom optimized defconfig
>> builds are created for Keystone architecture platforms.
>> An example of the same would be a sample fragment ks_only.cfg:
>> - This prunes all arch other than
>> keystone and any options the other architectures may enable.
>> git clean -fdx && git reset --hard && \
>> ./scripts/kconfig/ -m \
>> ./arch/arm/configs/multi_v7_defconfig ~/tmp/ks_only.cfg &&\
>> make olddefconfig
>> The above unfortunately will disable options necessary for KS2 boards
>> to boot to the bare minimum initramfs.
>> Hence the "KEYSTONE_TYPICAL" option is designed similar to commit 8d9166b519fd
>> ("omap2/3/4: Add Kconfig option to compile in typical omap features")
>> that can be enabled for most boards keystone platforms
>> without needing to rediscover these in defconfig all over again -
>> examples include multi_v7_defconfig base and optimizations done on top
>> of them for keystone platform.
> I'd rather remove the option for OMAP as well, it doesn't really fit in with
> how we do things for other platforms, and selecting a lot of other Kconfig
> symbols tends to cause circular dependencies.

Hmm, fair enough -> adding Tony as well if he sees an problem with

>> NOTE: the alternative is to select the configurations under
>> ARCH_KEYSTONE. However, that would fail multi_v7 builds on ARM
>> variants that dont work with LPAE.
> Please no arbitrary selects from the platform.


>> Cc: Bill Mills <wmills@xxxxxx>
>> Cc: Murali Karicheri <m-karicheri2@xxxxxx>
>> Cc: Grygorii Strashko <grygorii.strashko@xxxxxx>
>> Cc: Tero Kristo <t-kristo@xxxxxx>
>> Cc: Lokesh Vutla <lokeshvutla@xxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Nishanth Menon <nm@xxxxxx>
>> ---
>> Based on: next-20160601
>> Tested for basic initramfs boot for K2HK/K2G platforms with the
>> fragment + multi_v7_defconfig
>> Side note on LPAE:
>> For our current device tree and u-boot, LPAE is mandatory to bootup
>> for current Keystone boards - but this is not a SoC requirement,
>> booting without LPAE/HIGHMEM results in non-coherent DDR accesses.
> This sounds like a regression, I thought we had this working when
> keystone was initially merged and we got both the coherent and
> non-coherent mode working with the same DT.
>> Currently:
>> - U-Boot assumes that lpae is always enabled in kennel and updates the
>> DT memory node with higher addresses. Because of which you are not
>> detecting any memory without lpae and kernel crashed very early, hence
>> no prints. So, make mem_lpae env setting as 0 in U-boot.
> We could work around this in the kernel by detecting the faulty u-boot
> behavior and fixing up the addresses in an early platform callback.
>> - DT also assumes that lpae is always enabled, and always asks for
>> dma-address translation for higher addresses to lower addresses.
>> Just delete the "dma-ranges" property or create a one-on-one mapping
>> like dma-ranges = <0x80000000 0x0 0x80000000 0x80000000>
> This may be a bit trickier, I think originally keystone ignored the
> dma-ranges property and hacked up its own offset by adding a magic
> constant to the dma address using a bus notifier. We probably don't
> want to bring that hack back, but maybe we can come up with another
> solution.

Santosh, Bill, Lokesh, Grygorii: could you help feedback on the above
comments from Arnd?

Nishanth Menon