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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 5/6] arm64: dts: ti: Add Support for AM654 SoC
On 12:38-20180614, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> Some comments on the ranges below.

Thanks for reviewing in detail (I understand we are in the middle of
merge window, so thanks for the extra effort).

>
> * Nishanth Menon <nm@ti.com> [180607 16:41]:
> > + soc0: soc0 {
> > + compatible = "simple-bus";
> > + #address-cells = <2>;
> > + #size-cells = <2>;
> > + ranges;
>
> I suggest you leave out the soc0, that's not real. Just make

Why is that so, on a more complex board representation with multiple
SoCs, this is a clear node indicating what the main SoC is in the final
dtb representation.

> the cbass@0 the top level interconnect. It can then provide
> ranges to mcu interconnect which can provide ranges to the wkup
> interconnect. So just model it after what's in the hardware :)

That might blow up things quite a bit - it is like the comment in:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch/arm/boot/dts/dra7.dtsi#n141

The trees are pretty deep with many interconnections (example main does
have direct connections to wkup as well, which is simplified off in
top level diagram) - basically it is not a direct one dimensional
relationship. But then, the same is the case for other SoCs..

we can represent NAVSS as a bus segment as well.

>
> I found the following ranges based on a quick look at the TRM,
> they could be split further if needed for power domains for
> genpd for example.

genpd is not really an issue, since it is handled in system firmware and
OSes dont have a visibility into the permitted ranges that the OS is
allowed to use.

I think it is just how accurate a representation is it worth.

>
> main covers
> 0x0000000000 - 0x5402000000
>
> main provides at least the following ranges for mcu
> 0x0028380000 - 0x002bc00000
> 0x0040080000 - 0x0041c80000
> 0x0045100000 - 0x0045180000
> 0x0045600000 - 0x0045640000
> 0x0045810000 - 0x0045860000
> 0x0045950000 - 0x0045950400
> 0x0045a50000 - 0x0045a50400
> 0x0045b04000 - 0x0045b06400
> 0x0045d10000 - 0x0045d24000
> 0x0046000000 - 0x0060000000
> 0x0400000000 - 0x0800000000
> 0x4c3c020000 - 0x4c3c030000
> 0x4c3e000000 - 0x4c3e040000
> 0x5400000000 - 0x5402000000
>
> then mcu provides the following ranges for wkup
> 0x0042000000 - 0x0044410020
> 0x0045000000 - 0x0045030000
> 0x0045080000 - 0x00450a0000
> 0x0045808000 - 0x0045808800
> 0x0045b00000 - 0x0045b02400
>
> This based on looking at "figure 1-1. device top-level
> block diagram" and the memory map in TRM.

Thanks for researching. I did debate something like:

From A53 view, a more accurate view might be - from an interconnect
view of the world (still simplified - i have ignored the sub bus
segments in the representations below):

msmc {
navss_main {
cbass_main{
cbass_mcu {
navss_mcu {
};
cbass_wkup{
};
};
};
};
};

From R5 view, the view will be very different ofcourse:
view of the world (still simplified):

cbass_mcu {
navss_mcu {
};
cbass_wkup{
};
cbass_main{
navss_main {
msmc {
};
};
};
};


Do we really need this level of representation, I am not sure I had seen
this detailed a representation in other aarch64 SoCs (I am sure they are
as complex as TI SoCs as well).

I am trying to understand the direction and logic why we'd want to have
such a detailed representation.

A more flatter representation of just the main segments allow for dts
reuse between r5 and a53 as well (but that is minor).


Thoughts?
--
Regards,
Nishanth Menon

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