Re: [RFC PATCH 6/8] dts: coresight: Clean up the device tree graph bindings

From: Suzuki K Poulose
Date: Wed Jun 13 2018 - 05:46:01 EST

Hi Rob,

On 12/06/18 21:48, Rob Herring wrote:
On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 02:16:05PM +0100, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
The coresight drivers relied on default bindings for graph
in DT, while reusing the "reg" field of the "ports" to indicate
the actual hardware port number for the connections. However,
with the rules getting stricter w.r.t to the address mismatch
with the label, it is no longer possible to use the port address
field for the hardware port number. Hence, we add an explicit
property to denote the hardware port number, "coresight,hwid"
which must be specified for each "endpoint".

Cc: Mathieu Poirier <mathieu.poirier@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose@xxxxxxx>
.../devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt | 26 +++++++++---
drivers/hwtracing/coresight/of_coresight.c | 46 ++++++++++++++++------
2 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
index bd36e40..385581a 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
@@ -104,7 +104,11 @@ properties to uniquely identify the connection details.
* Hardware Port number at the component:
- - The hardware port number is assumed to be the address of the "port" component.
+ - (Obsolete) The hardware port number is assumed to be the address of the "port" component.
+ - Each "endpoint" must define the hardware port of the local end of the
+ connection using the following property:
+ "coresight,hwid" - 32bit integer, hardware port number at the local end.

"coresight" is not a vendor and properties are in the form

OK. The issue here is that a coresight component could be an Arm IP or
a custom partner IP. So, the vendor could be either arm or the partner id.
However, this property is kind of a generic one for the Coresight family,
which is why we opted for "coresight". What is the guideline for such
cases ?

Or in other words I see the following possible options :

1) coresight,hwid - coresight generic
2) arm,coresight-hwid - arm vendor, however the device could be from any vendor.
3) hwid - Generic
4) none of the above, something completely different.

What do you recommend from the above ?

@@ -120,6 +124,7 @@ Example:
etb_in_port: endpoint@0 {

There shouldn't be a unit address here because there is no reg property.

remote-endpoint = <&replicator_out_port0>;
+ coresight,hwid = <0>;

It doesn't make sense for these to be in the endpoint. If you had
multiple endpoints, then you would have to duplicate it. "ports" are
a single data stream. "endpoints" are connections to that stream. So if
you have a muxed (input) or fanout/1-to-many (output) connection, then
you have multiple endpoints.

We do have many-to-1 input (e.g, funnels) and 1-to-many outputs
(e.g replicators). However, we have (so far) used only one endpoint per

Also we could potentially have multiple data streams flowing through
the ports, which gets filtered to different ports in 1-to-many components
(read programmable-replicator).

So the point is we have a shared path which carries different data
streams with mux/demux components. I am open for suggestions based on
the above facts.

The same applied to the slave-mode property, but that ship has sailed.
No reason to continue that though.

@@ -134,6 +139,7 @@ Example:
tpiu_in_port: endpoint@0 {
remote-endpoint = <&replicator_out_port1>;
+ coresight,hwid = <0>;
@@ -154,6 +160,7 @@ Example:
reg = <0>;
replicator_out_port0: endpoint {
remote-endpoint = <&etb_in_port>;
+ coresight,hwid = <0>;
@@ -161,15 +168,17 @@ Example:
reg = <1>;
replicator_out_port1: endpoint {
remote-endpoint = <&tpiu_in_port>;
+ coresight,hwid = <1>;
/* replicator input port */
port@2 {
- reg = <0>;
+ reg = <1>;

This will still get flagged as an error. reg must be 2 here.

Sorry, thats a mistake. I will fix it.