Re: [PATCH v4 09/20] memory: tegra: Adapt to Tegra20 device-tree binding changes

From: Dmitry Osipenko
Date: Tue Sep 25 2018 - 08:16:55 EST

On 9/24/18 4:22 PM, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> On 9/24/18 1:02 PM, Thierry Reding wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 03:41:42AM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>> The tegra20-mc device-tree binding has been changed, GART has been
>>> squashed into Memory Controller and now the clock property is mandatory
>>> for Tegra20, the DT compatible has been changed as well. Adapt driver to
>>> the DT changes.
>>> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> ---
>>> Â drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c | 21 ++++++++-------------
>>> Â drivers/memory/tegra/mc.h |Â 6 ------
>>> Â include/soc/tegra/mc.hÂÂÂ |Â 2 +-
>>> Â 3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c b/drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c
>>> index e56862495f36..1b4ceefd82f9 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c
>>> @@ -51,7 +51,7 @@
>>> Â Â static const struct of_device_id tegra_mc_of_match[] = {
>>> -ÂÂÂ { .compatible = "nvidia,tegra20-mc", .data = &tegra20_mc_soc },
>>> +ÂÂÂ { .compatible = "nvidia,tegra20-mc-gart", .data =
>>> &tegra20_mc_soc },
>> Technically we now regress because we no longer support the older device
>> tree bindings. I know that it doesn't really matter because this driver
>> doesn't really do much interesting yet other than reporting memory
>> access violations, but if that's enough to warrant a change of the
>> compatible string, then I think we also need to preserve compatibility
>> in the code.
>> That said, I think compatibility would be easier to preserve if we stuck
>> with the old compatible string and used a "reg-names" property to
>> specify which version of the binding we're referring to.
>> For example, we could have:
>> ÂÂÂÂmemory-controller@7000f000 {
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ compatible = "nvidia,tegra20-mc";
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ reg = <0x7000f000 0x024
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ 0x7000f03c 0x3c4>;
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ...
>> ÂÂÂÂ};
>> for the old binding and:
>> ÂÂÂÂmemory-controller@7000f000 {
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ compatible = "nvidia,tegra20-mc";
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ reg = <0x7000f000 0x00000400>,
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ <0x58000000 0x02000000>;
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ reg-names = "mc", "gart";
>> ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ...
>> ÂÂÂÂ};
>> for the new binding. The driver can then easily check for the existence
>> of the reg-names property and take the legacy or new code paths.
> There is no problem with keeping compatibility for newer kernels with
> the older binding, it just not worth the effort. The real problem is
> keeping compatibility of older kernels with the new binding, the older
> kernels won't care about the reg-names and will treat GART registers as
> the second registers bank of the Memory Controller. Unfortunately I
> don't see how your suggestion is supposed to help with the problem.

I've another variant. What about to drop the GART registers from the
binding? The range is always fixed and there is no good reason to
artificially change it. I recall that in the past you didn't like the
patch that made the GART's aperture size fixed, saying that some
imaginary person may want to change it via DT. It's still not a very
good argument to me, I can't see a good reason why anyone may want to
change the aperture size.

The new binding will look like this (just like T30+ binding, only
iommu-cells number differ):

memory-controller@7000f000 {
compatible = "nvidia,tegra20-mc";
reg = <0x7000f000 0x00000400>;
clocks = <&tegra_car TEGRA20_CLK_MC>;
clock-names = "mc";

interrupts = <GIC_SPI 77 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;

#reset-cells = <1>;
#iommu-cells = <0>;

That way older kernel will continue to work with the new binding because
of the miss of the second registers range and new kernels may keep
supporting the old binding. Though I don't think that keeping support of
the old binding really worth the churning. Thoughts?

Note that new kernels will require the "mc" clock and hence the old
binding will be rejected because it doesn't have that clock.