Re: Could I (ab)use bus (struct bus_type) for virtual Broadcom bus?

From: George Kashperko
Date: Thu Apr 14 2011 - 09:18:26 EST

> W dniu 14 kwietnia 2011 14:34 uÅytkownik Hauke Mehrtens
> <hauke@xxxxxxxxxx> napisaÅ:
> > On 04/14/2011 02:04 PM, RafaÅ MiÅecki wrote:
> >> Hauke: you were proposing integrating with drivers/amba. I really
> >> expect you to comment on this, please tell us how do you see this now,
> >> when we have better overview. I took your proposal seriously, you can
> >> see the results above.
> >
> > I had no closer look at drivers/amba and this bus driver, I just saw
> > that there was a discussion about drivers/amba and this implementation
> > with no result. When the Bradcom cores are not directly connected to
> > AMBA, but are using some sort of wrapper and there are no benefits in
> > using drivers/amba, just leave it.
> >
> > As the implementation of the Braodcom AIX Bus contains some Broadcom
> > extensions and there seams to be no normal AMBA device being connected
> > to some Broadcom devices with this special interface number 3) "Broadcom
> > specific bus (bcmai)" seams to the the best approach in my opinion.
> Thanks for commenting.
> Russell: you were asking:
> > What does this do which the 'amba' bus support doesn't?
> I believe I explained it well in this thread. Do you still think about
> using amba/driver? Do you think we should use it?
> Arnd: I found you saying:
> > I believe the one thing we really want from this driver is the bus
> > scan code, which is not present in the amba bus implementation,
> I explained how it works, I believe scanning (EPROM in this case) it
> Broadcom specific, not really AMBA standard. How do you see it?
It might not Broadcom specific as EPROM core seems to be CoreLink one
core and maybe is arm-developed. But it isn't documented publicly and we
don't know yet if it is obligatory for all amba (or at least axi)
interconnects or not.

Have nice day,

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