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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 1/2] platform: Add driver for RAVE Supervisory Processor
On Thu 2017-08-31 11:10:35, Nikita Yushchenko wrote:
>
>
> 30.08.2017 23:38, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> >>>> + * 9 -> Illegal Trap
> >>>> + * 10 -> Unknown
> >>>> + * 11 -> Crew Panel Requested
> >>>
> >>> Anyway... If you move management chip to .. I don't know, i2c, the
> >>> path would change. Also it would be different path on N900. Userland
> >>> should not have to deal with this.
> >>>
> >>> And... this should really be string, as the list will need to grow on
> >>> different hardware.
> >>
> >> I think we have a misunderstanding, with this part of the patch set I
> >> am not trying to propose a generic ABI that would be useful for any
> >> other driver but this one. Hence the lack of concern for different
> >
> > Yes, but sorry, that's no-go. Kernel should hide differences between
> > different machiens, and it should be rather easy in this case.
>
> There is an interest to have reset reason exported on other ZII hardware
> as well.
>
> I think that trying to make this generic is purely synthetic. This
> information is board-specific per it's nature, it comes from what board
> is designed for, different boards have quite different sets of possible
> reset reasons. What is needed is - pass this board-specific information
> to board-specific user space.
>
> What's proper API for that, if not a sysfs attribute?

Please go through the thread.

Sysfs attribute is okay, but:

1) it should probably be a string

2) it should certainly be superset of all the reasons

3) it should be in generic place, say /sys/power/reset_reason

4) it should be documented what each state means
Pavel
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