Re: [PATCH 1/2] dt-bindings: watchdog: Add arm,smc-wdt watchdog arm,smc-wdt compatible

From: Evan Benn
Date: Thu Feb 20 2020 - 01:41:43 EST

Dear Xingyu,

Could this driver also cover your usecase? I am not familiar with
meson, but it seems like the meson calls could
be replaced with arm_smccc calls. Then this driver will cover both
chips. I am not sure if your firmware is upstream
somewhere, but this might be adapted;


On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 10:20 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 03:04:54PM -0800, Julius Werner wrote:
> > > You are not the first 'watchdog in firmware accessed via an SMC call'.
> > > Is there some more detail about what implementation this is? Part of
> > > TF-A? Defined by some spec (I can dream)?
> >
> > This is just some random implementation written by me because we
> > needed one. I would like it to be the new generic implementation, but
> > it sounds like people here prefer the naming to be MediaTek specific
> > (at least for now). The other SMC watchdog we're aware of is
> > imx_sc_wdt but unfortunately that seems to hardcode platform-specific
> There is one more pending, for Meson SMC.
> Unfortunately it uses Meson firmware API functions, though it has pretty
> much the same functionality since those ultimately end up calling
> arm_smccc_smc().
> Guenter
> > details in the interface (at least in the pretimeout SMC) so we can't
> > just expand that. With this driver I tried to directly wrap the kernel
> > watchdog interface so it should be platform-agnostic and possible to
> > expand this driver to other platforms later if desired. The SMC
> > function ID would still always have to be platform-specific,
> > unfortunately (but we could pass it in through the device tree), since
> > the Arm SMC spec doesn't really leave any room for OS-generic SMCs
> > like this.