Re: [PATCH 1/5] dt-bindings: firmware: scm: Add QDU1000/QRU1000 compatibles

From: Melody Olvera
Date: Tue Oct 04 2022 - 11:53:07 EST

On 10/4/2022 2:36 AM, Dmitry Baryshkov wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Oct 2022 at 09:53, Krzysztof Kozlowski
> <krzysztof.kozlowski@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 04/10/2022 00:14, Dmitry Baryshkov wrote:
>>> On Tue, 4 Oct 2022 at 01:02, Melody Olvera <quic_molvera@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On 10/1/2022 4:25 AM, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>>>>> On 01/10/2022 05:06, Melody Olvera wrote:
>>>>>> Add compatibles for scm driver for QDU1000 and QRU1000 platforms.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Melody Olvera <quic_molvera@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/firmware/qcom,scm.yaml | 2 ++
>>>>>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>>>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/firmware/qcom,scm.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/firmware/qcom,scm.yaml
>>>>>> index c5b76c9f7ad0..b47a5dda3c3e 100644
>>>>>> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/firmware/qcom,scm.yaml
>>>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/firmware/qcom,scm.yaml
>>>>>> @@ -51,6 +51,8 @@ properties:
>>>>>> - qcom,scm-sm8250
>>>>>> - qcom,scm-sm8350
>>>>>> - qcom,scm-sm8450
>>>>>> + - qcom,scm-qdu1000
>>>>>> + - qcom,scm-qru1000
>>> I think after seeing all the patchsets it's time to ask the following
>>> question. Do we really need a duplicate compatibility families:
>>> qdu1000 vs qru1000? I'd suggest using a single set of compatibile
>>> strings in most of the cases.
>>> Settle down onto a single name (qdu,qru, qdru, whatever) and define
>>> distinct compat strings only when there is an actual difference?
>>> E.g .we don't have separate compatible strings for all the sda660,
>>> apq8096, etc. unless this is required by the corresponding hardware
>>> block not being compatible with corresponding sdm or msm counterpart.
>> I am not that fluent in Qualcomm naming, so let me ask - what are the
>> differences between QDU and QRU?
>> For compatible (and/or similar) devices the general recommendation is to
>> have specific compatibles followed by fallback. Even if devices are
>> very, very, very similar, usually the recommendation still stays.
> Well, true. But in some cases we handle this by using a single set of
> compatibles. Consider e.g. sa8155 vs sm8150 (sa8155 overrides just few
> compats that differ). Or qrb5165 vs sm8250 (there is no separate
> qrb5165.dtsi). APQ8096 (#include "msm8996.dtsi"). Etc.
> I'd say this really depends on the actual difference between qru and qdu.

To add some clarification, there's pretty little functional difference between the QDU (Distributed Unit) and the QRU (Radio Unit); they're largely the same SoC from the kernel's standpoint. I wasn't sure if it made more sense to separate the compat strings or mash them together (using qdru to specify that it applies to both), so I kept separate compat strings in case there was a separate RU/DU use case down the line and also to avoid some confusion (I guess that didn't work though). It makes the most sense in my mind to just use the qdru compat string for the things that apply to both SoCs (which is most of what's submitted currently) and then we can do qdu/qru specific override strings for more specific drivers.