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Subject[PATCH 0/4] bus: fsl-mc: enhance Management Complex userspace support
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This patch set adds userspace support in the fsl-mc bus along with a rescan
attribute to the root DPRC container. Also, the patches here depend on 2 other
patches submitted but not yet accepted:
- https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/2/593
- https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/1/747

An earlier discussion on this functionality can be found here:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/23/941

The FSL_MC_SEND_MC_COMMAND ioctl acts as a direct passthrough to the Management
Complex (or MC) by passing fixed-length command/response pairs. Keeping in mind
that the MC manages DPAA2 hardware resources and provides and object-based
abstraction for sofware drivers, the proposed ioctl interface enables userspace
tools to do the following:
- create and destroy DPAA2 objects
- manage the DPRC container that objects live in (by moving objects between
containers)
- establish connections between different objects as needed

The ioctl interface is intended for dynamic usecases where DPAA2 objects need
to be created on demand or destroyed so that the underlying hardware resources
can be further repurposed. In static usecases, depending on the requirements, a
firmware configuration file can be used to describe the needed DPAA2 objects,
their attributes or any link between them.

Some examples of device drivers that probe on said DPAA2 objects are listed
below:
- https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/soc/fsl/dpio
- https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next.git/tree/drivers/net/ethernet/freescale/dpaa2
- https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/herbert/cryptodev-2.6.git/tree/drivers/crypto/caam/

Having a low-level ioctl interface where the command is passed through to the
MC without any intervention from the fsl-mc bus reduces the complexity added in
the kernel while also making the command structure, in turn the ioctl, very
stable.

Ioana Ciornei (4):
bus: fsl-mc: move fsl_mc_command struct in a uapi header
bus: fsl-mc: add fsl-mc userspace support
bus: fsl-mc: add root dprc rescan attribute
bus: fsl-mc: add bus rescan attribute

Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-bus-fsl-mc | 19 ++++
Documentation/ioctl/ioctl-number.txt | 1 +
MAINTAINERS | 2 +
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/Kconfig | 7 ++
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/Makefile | 3 +
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/dprc-driver.c | 38 ++++++-
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-bus.c | 53 +++++++++
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-private.h | 43 ++++++++
drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-uapi.c | 175 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
include/linux/fsl/mc.h | 8 +-
include/uapi/linux/fsl_mc.h | 34 ++++++
11 files changed, 374 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-bus-fsl-mc
create mode 100644 drivers/bus/fsl-mc/fsl-mc-uapi.c
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/fsl_mc.h

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