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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC v4 1/2] reset: Add support for dedicated reset controls
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Hi Geert,

On 9/19/18 3:16 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Eric,
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM Auger Eric <eric.auger@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 9/17/18 6:39 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> In some SoCs multiple hardware blocks may share a reset control.
>>> The existing reset control API for shared resets will only assert such a
>>> reset when the drivers for all hardware blocks agree.
>>> The existing exclusive reset control API still allows to assert such a
>>> reset, but that impacts all other hardware blocks sharing the reset.
>>>
>>> Sometimes a driver needs to reset a specific hardware block, and be 100%
>>> sure it has no impact on other hardware blocks. This is e.g. the case
>>> for virtualization with device pass-through, where the host wants to
>>> reset any exported device before and after exporting it for use by the
>>> guest, for isolation.
>>>
>>> Hence a new flag for dedicated resets is added to the internal methods,
>>> with a new public reset_control_get_dedicated() method, to obtain an
>>> exclusive handle to a reset that is dedicated to one specific hardware
>>> block.
>>>
>>> This supports both DT-based and lookup-based reset controls.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
>>> ---
>>> v4:
>>> - New.
>>>
>>> Notes:
>>> - Dedicated lookup-based reset controls were not tested,
>>> - Several internal functions now take 3 boolean flags, and should
>>> probably be converted to take a bitmask instead,
>>> - I think __device_reset() should call __reset_control_get() with
>>> dedicated=true. However, that will impact existing users,
>>
>> why should it?
>
> device_reset{,_optional}() are supposed to reset the passed device.
> If the reset is not dedicated, doing so will reset other devices, too.
ok, that's not obvious too me but I am not familiar enough with the API
and existing callers.
>
>>> --- a/drivers/reset/core.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/reset/core.c
>>> @@ -459,9 +459,38 @@ static void __reset_control_put_internal(struct reset_control *rstc)
>>> kref_put(&rstc->refcnt, __reset_control_release);
>>> }
>>>
>>> +static bool __of_reset_is_dedicated(const struct device_node *node,
>>> + const struct of_phandle_args args)
>>> +{
>>> + struct of_phandle_args args2;
>>> + struct device_node *node2;
>>> + int index, ret;
>>> +
>>> + for_each_node_with_property(node2, "resets") {
>>> + if (node == node2)
>>> + continue;
>>> +
>>> + for (index = 0; ; index++) {
>>> + ret = of_parse_phandle_with_args(node2, "resets",
>>> + "#reset-cells", index,
>>> + &args2);
>>> + if (ret)
>>> + break;
>>> +
>>> + if (args2.np == args.np &&
>>> + args2.args_count == args.args_count &&
>>> + !memcmp(args2.args, args.args,
>>> + args.args_count * sizeof(args.args[0])))
>>> + return false;
>> You need to call of_node_put(args2.np) (see of_parse_phandle_with_args
>> kernel doc)
>
> Thanks, nice catch!
>
>> Isn't it sufficient to check device_node handles are equal?
>
> That would make it work with #reset-cells == 0 only.
> If #reset-cells > 0, the reset line specifier includes extra arguments.
>
> On the Renesas SoCs I'm using, there's a single reset controller, so
> args.np is always the same. The actual reset line is specified by
> args.args[0]. See the "resets" properties in e.g.
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/geert/renesas-drivers.git/tree/arch/arm64/boot/dts/renesas/r8a7795.dtsi
OK get it now. Thank you for the explanations.

Best Regards

Eric
>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
>

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