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SubjectRe: [PATCH 15/15] arm: dts: imx: Add missing OPP properties for CPUs
On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 04:37:39PM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> Hi Lucas,
>
> On 25-05-18, 13:46, Lucas Stach wrote:
> > This is a lot of duplicate information for what is effectively a shared
> > cluster wide thing. This does absolutely not _feel_ right.
>
> I cannot agree more :)
>
> > What problem are you solving here? Why do we need all this duplicate
> > information? Why can't we fix it by falling back to looking at cpu0 if
> > needed?
>
> Let me try explaining one of the problem scenarios to you as your
> platform is a single cluster one. Make cpufreq driver as module, don't
> insert it, hotplug out CPU0 and now insert the cpufreq driver. The
> cpufreq core will try adding the cpufreq policy for CPU1 but wouldn't
> find the required information in the DT node of CPU1 and so will fail
> or behave incorrectly.
>
> We can't look at CPU0 as we don't know they are related at all.
> Nothing tells that to us. The right solution to fix the duplication is
> to move to OPP-v2 bindings, which allow us to create a single OPP
> table node and refer to it from all the CPU nodes. Because in case of
> imx platforms getting updated here, we use the old and some platforms
> specific frequency tables, we have to duplicate it everywhere.
>
> But looking from DT otherwise, all the device should anyway have all
> the information required right in their node. That can be simplified
> with things like phandle to opp-v2 node, but still everything needs to
> be there. We shouldn't really rely on other CPU nodes to make it work.
> That would be an incomplete definition of the hardware IMHO.

Lucas,

Are you fine with the patch now considering the respond from Viresh?

Shawn

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