Re: [patches] Re: [PATCH] dt-bindings: Add a RISC-V SBI firmware node

From: Jonathan NeuschÃfer
Date: Tue Nov 21 2017 - 15:08:46 EST

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 09:37:02AM -0800, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
> This isn't really a big deal to me, as I'm only interested in RISC-V
> systems, but there's been some pushback on the concept of an SBI so it
> seemed like a simple way to allow people to build non-SBI (and there for not
> really RISC-V) systems.

For those reading along: I suggested the /firmware/sbi node to Palmer,
because I'm interested in such "not really RISC-V" systems, (because it
makes the firmware's job easier to not implement the SBI â speaking with
my coreboot hat, here.)

> One option that wouldn't require a device tree node
> would be to have Linux boot in machine mode [...] and then provide its
> own SBI implementation.

I think this can work.

Jonathan NeuschÃfer

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