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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 09/10] ARM: dts: sun7i-a20: Add Video Engine and reserved memory nodes
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On Fri, 2018-05-04 at 10:40 +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 09:49:16AM +0200, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> > > > + reserved-memory {
> > > > + #address-cells = <1>;
> > > > + #size-cells = <1>;
> > > > + ranges;
> > > > +
> > > > + /* Address must be kept in the lower 256 MiBs
> > > > of
> > > > DRAM for VE. */
> > > > + ve_memory: cma@4a000000 {
> > > > + compatible = "shared-dma-pool";
> > > > + reg = <0x4a000000 0x6000000>;
> > > > + no-map;
> > >
> > > I'm not sure why no-map is needed.
> >
> > In fact, having no-map here would lead to reserving the area as
> > cache-
> > coherent instead of contiguous and thus prevented dmabuf support.
> > Replacing it by "resuable" allows proper CMA reservation.
> >
> > > And I guess we could use alloc-ranges to make sure the region is
> > > in
> > > the proper memory range, instead of hardcoding it.
> >
> > As far as I could understand from the documentation, "alloc-ranges"
> > is
> > used for dynamic allocation while only "reg" is used for static
> > allocation. We are currently going with static allocation and thus
> > reserve the whole 96 MiB. Is using dynamic allocation instead
> > desirable
> > here?
>
> I guess we could turn the question backward. Why do we need a static
> allocation? This isn't a buffer that is always allocated on the same
> area, but rather that we have a range available. So our constraint is
> on the range, nothing else.

That makes sense, I will give it a shot with a range then.

> > > > + reg = <0x01c0e000 0x1000>;
> > > > + memory-region = <&ve_memory>;
> > >
> > > Since you made the CMA region the default one, you don't need to
> > > tie
> > > it to that device in particular (and you can drop it being
> > > mandatory
> > > from your binding as well).
> >
> > What if another driver (or the system) claims memory from that zone
> > and
> > that the reserved memory ends up not being available for the VPU
> > anymore?
> >
> > Acccording to the reserved-memory documentation, the reusable
> > property
> > (that we need for dmabuf) puts a limitation that the device driver
> > owning the region must be able to reclaim it back.
> >
> > How does that work out if the CMA region is not tied to a driver in
> > particular?
>
> I'm not sure to get what you're saying. You have the property
> linux,cma-default in your reserved region, so the behaviour you
> described is what you explicitly asked for.

My point is that I don't see how the driver can claim back (part of) the
reserved area if the area is not explicitly attached to it.

Or is that mechanism made in a way that all drivers wishing to use the
reserved memory area can claim it back from the system, but there is no
priority (other than first-come first-served) for which drivers claims
it back in case two want to use the same reserved region (in a scenario
where there isn't enough memory to allow both drivers)?

> > > > +
> > > > + clocks = <&ccu CLK_AHB_VE>, <&ccu
> > > > CLK_VE>,
> > > > + <&ccu CLK_DRAM_VE>;
> > > > + clock-names = "ahb", "mod", "ram";
> > > > +
> > > > + assigned-clocks = <&ccu CLK_VE>;
> > > > + assigned-clock-rates = <320000000>;
> > >
> > > This should be set from within the driver. If it's something that
> > > you
> > > absolutely needed for the device to operate, you have no guarantee
> > > that the clock rate won't change at any point in time after the
> > > device
> > > probe, so that's not a proper solution.
> > >
> > > And if it's not needed and can be adjusted depending on the
> > > framerate/codec/resolution, then it shouldn't be in the DT either.
> >
> > Yes, that makes sense.
> >
> > > Don't you also need to map the SRAM on the A20?
> >
> > That's a good point, there is currently no syscon handle for A20
> > (and
> > also A13). Maybe SRAM is muxed to the VE by default so it "just
> > works"?
> >
> > I'll investigate on this side, also keeping in mind that the actual
> > solution is to use the SRAM controller driver (but that won't make
> > it to
> > v3).
>
> The SRAM driver is available on the A20, so you should really use that
> instead of a syscon.

The SRAM driver is indeed available for the A20, but still lacks support
for the VE in particular as far as I can see.

Cheers,

--
Paul Kocialkowski, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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