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SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: arm_scmi: Make scmi core independent of transport type
On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 11:04:48AM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 09-12-19, 18:13, Cristian Marussi wrote:
> > On 29/11/2019 09:31, Viresh Kumar wrote:

[...]

> > > desc = of_device_get_match_data(dev);
> > > if (!desc)
> > > return -EINVAL;
> >
> > This scmi_desc struct descriptor is retrieved from of_match_table .data and points to
> > the driver-provided scmi_generic_desc
> >
> > static const struct scmi_desc scmi_generic_desc = {
> > .max_rx_timeout_ms = 30, /* We may increase this if required */
> > .max_msg = 20, /* Limited by MBOX_TX_QUEUE_LEN */
> > .max_msg_size = 128,
> > };
> >
> > Is not this kind of information possibly (maybe partially) related to the selected
> > transport, and as such it should be also provided dynamically by the chosen transport
> > layer at probe time, like the transport_ops, instead of being hard-coded in
> > this driver ?
>
> I had my doubts about this thing and I missed checking it out.
>
> @Sudeep: Is this information completely mailbox specific ? Should I move it to
> mailbox.c here ?
>

May be to some/small extent.

1. max_rx_timeout_ms is firmware dependent, maximum time it expects to
complete a synchronous request or acknowledge async request(worst case value).
2. max_msg_size is maximum size of the buffer we need to allocate, mostly
based on the specification and we don't have any more that 0x80. But
the custom/vendor specific protocols may wary and hence I thought of
keeping it configurable for platforms.
3. max_msg is the maximum number of messages the transport can support.
This is currently based on the mailbox layer. For SMC/HVC we can have
upto nr_cpus, something different for spci/optee. We must be able to
make it transport independent if required.

This is mainly used to pre-allocate number of (tx/rx) buffers.

--
Regards,
Sudeep

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