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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Add Reset Controller support for Actions Semi Owl SoCs
Hi Philipp,

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 05:38:31PM +0200, Philipp Zabel wrote:
> On Mon, 2018-07-30 at 20:41 +0530, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > Hi Andreas,
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 12:26:07PM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
> > > Hi Mani,
> > >
> > > Am 27.07.2018 um 20:45 schrieb Manivannan Sadhasivam:
> > > > This patchset adds Reset Controller (RMU) support for Actions Semi
> > > > Owl SoCs, S900 and S700. For the Owl SoCs, RMU has been integrated into
> > > > the clock subsystem in hardware. Hence, in software we integrate RMU
> > > > support into common clock driver inorder to maintain compatibility.
> > >
> > > Can this not be placed into drivers/reset/ by using mfd-simple with a
> > > sub-node in DT?
> > >
> >
> > Actually I was not sure where to place this reset controller driver. When I
> > looked into other similar ones such as sunxi, they just integrated into the
> > clk subsystem. So I just chose that path. But yeah, this is hacky!
> >
> > But this RMU is not MFD by any means. Since the CMU (Clock) and RMU (Reset)
> > are two separate IPs inside SoC, we shouldn't describe it as a MFD driver. Since
> > RMU has only 2 registers, the HW designers decided to use up the CMU memory
> > map. So, maybe syscon would be best option I think. What is your opinion?
>
> Using syscon seems cleaner than stuffing the regmap into owl_clk_desc.
>

Okay.

> > Even if we go for syscon, we should place the reset driver within clk
> > framework as I can see other SoCs like Mediatek are doing the same. But again
> > I'm not sure!
>
> Me neither. If the CMU and RMU are really separate and only share the
> memory map, a syscon driver could live in drivers/reset without
> problems.
> It's only when there are interactions between clocks and resets that you
> really want to have the reset driver integrated with clk.
>

Okay. Then I will add it as a syscon driver under drivers/reset.

I hope that Andreas would also be happy with this.

Thanks a lot for your response!

Regards,
Mani

> regards
> Philipp

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