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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] drivers/watchdog: Add optional ASPEED device tree properties
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 08:04:17AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 08:39:59AM -0500, Christopher Bostic wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 6/28/17 10:33 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > >On 06/28/2017 05:28 PM, Christopher Bostic wrote:
> > >>Describe device tree optional properties:
> > >>
> > >> * aspeed,arm-reet - ARM CPU reset on signal
> > >> * aspeed,no-soc-reset - SOC reset on signal
> > >> * aspeed,no-sys-reset - System reset on signal
> > >> * aspeed,interrupt - Interrupt CPU on signal
> > >> * aspeed,external-signal - Generate external signal (WDT1 and WDT2
> > >>only)
> > >> * aspeed,alt-boot - Boot from alternate block on signal
> > >>
> > >>Signed-off-by: Christopher Bostic <cbostic@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > >>---
> > >>v3 - Invert soc and sys reset to 'no' to preserve backwards
> > >> compatibility. SOC and SYS reset will be set by default
> > >> without any optional parameters set
> > >>v2 - Add 'aspeed,' prefix to all optional properties
> > >> - Add arm-reset, soc-reset, interrupt, alt-boot properties
> > >>---
> > >> .../devicetree/bindings/watchdog/aspeed-wdt.txt | 24
> > >>++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
> > >>
> > >>diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/watchdog/aspeed-wdt.txt
> > >>b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/watchdog/aspeed-wdt.txt
> > >>index c5e74d7..6f18005 100644
> > >>--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/watchdog/aspeed-wdt.txt
> > >>+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/watchdog/aspeed-wdt.txt
> > >>@@ -8,9 +8,33 @@ Required properties:
> > >> - reg: physical base address of the controller and length of memory
> > >>mapped
> > >> region
> > >> +Optional properties:
> > >>+ Signal behavior - Whenever a timeout occurs the watchdog can be
> > >>programmed
> > >>+ to generate/not generate 6 types of signals:
> > >>+
> > >>+ - aspeed,arm-reset: If property is present then reset ARM CPU only.
> > >>+ If not specified no ARM CPU reset is done.
> > >>+
> > >>+ - aspeed,no-soc-reset: If property is present then do not reset SOC.
> > >>+ If not specified then SOC reset is done.
> > >>+
> > >>+ - aspeed,no-sys-reset: If property is present then do not reset
> > >>system.
> > >>+ Typcally used in tandem with 'aspeed-external-signal'
> > >
> > >Is this correct ? As I understand the datasheet, it could also used in
> > >tandem with
> > >aspeed,interrupt.
> > True, that should be documented. Will add that.
> > >
> > >>+ If not specified then system reset is done.
> > >>+
> > >
> > >I'll leave it up to Rob to decide, but for my part I don't understand
> > >no-soc-reset.
> > As the aspeed watchdog driver exists prior to this change an SOC reset is
> > done by
> > default. In order to preserve backwards compatibility a missing optional
> > property
> > should result in default behavior. I however need to be able to specify
> > that SOC
> > reset be disabled in some way. This goes back to our discussion about why
> > we'd
> > ever want to disable SYSTEM reset in the first place. Same reasoning
> > applies for
> > SOC reset.
> >
> > >I would instead use four properties.
> > >
> > > aspeed,arm-reset
> > > aspeed,soc-reset
> > Per my response above I think it should remain as aspeed,no-soc-reset due to
> > backwards compatibility requirements.
>
> The same can be accomplished with "aspeed,no-reset", which would avoid the, in
> my opinion, awkward "no-{sys,soc}-reset" poperties.
>
> > > aspeed,sys-reset (which is the default)
> > Again as per our discussion yesterday I need some way to specify how system
> > reset is to be done. For backwards compatibility, a lack of parameter here
> > would
> > result in a system reset being configured. Only way to indicate to the
> > driver
> > that no system reset is to be done is to indicate 'no' system reset in the
> > optional
> > parameter.
>
> Or "aspeed,no-reset".
>
> > > aspeed,no-reset
> > This parameter seems ambiguous as we could be doing a 'no system reset'
> > or a 'no SOC reset' in theory.
>
> {arm,soc,sys}-reset are mutually exclusive per datasheet, and there is a
> separate configuration bit which enables the reset in the first place.
> I don't see how that is ambiguous.
>
> Anyway, I don't think we are making any progress here. Let's wait for
> guidance from Rob.

I tend to agree with Guenter.

Maybe using the form 'aspeed,reset-type = "cpu|soc|system"' would be
more aligned to the type of reset being mutually exclusive.

Rob

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