Re: [PATCH v8 1/5] Documentation: add sbsa-gwdt driver documentation

From: Fu Wei
Date: Sun Nov 01 2015 - 23:03:30 EST

Hi Mark,

Great thanks for your feedback.

On 31 October 2015 at 03:05, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 01:53:24PM -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
>> On 10/30/2015 01:35 PM, Fu Wei wrote:
>> >>I think maybe Mark was asking why WS1 is optional, not the WS1
>> >My answer is for "why WS1 is optional"!
>> >
>> >>>interrupt. Maybe you can reword the documentation to make is clear
>> >>>that
>> >I didn't say : "only the*interrupt* for WS1 is optional."
>> WS1 itself is not optional. The spec says that WS0 and WS1 are
>> separate events, and doesn't saying anything about either being
>> optional. The *interrupt* for WS1, however, is optional.
> This is a moot point. The distintion between the signal and the
> interrupt doens't matter here.
> I was only asking why the interrupt was optional, and it seems per the
> spec it's expected to be handed to an agent at a higher exception level.

yes, that is the good point. Thanks
I have thought about it
My thought is :
In virtualization system, Linux kernel with KVM support as a
Hypervisor, and guest are using a one of SBSA watchdog.
WS0 is handled by guest OS, and WS1 will be handled by Hypervisor.

And in datasheet of Foundation model, we can see:
IRQ ID SPI offset Device
60 28 EL2 Generic Watchdog WS1

So maybe we need WS1 interrupt info, Maybe not. So I say : WS1 info
in FDT binding info is optional.

(1) I don't see any hardware need to handle WS1 for now, because AMD
seattle is the only real hardware with SBSA watchdog I can test now.
(2) In GTDT, there is not data about WS1
(3) I don't handle WS1 in this driver.

> That implies that the OS should only care about WS0, assuming that I've
> understood correctly.

yes, after getting your and Timur's email. I have thought about this
in the weekend,
Maybe we can forget about WS1 in the FDT binding info temporary until
we need to handle WS1 in Linux on any hardware(or model).

> Thanks,
> Mark.

Best regards,

Fu Wei
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