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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/5] venus: register separate driver for firmware device
On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 11:46 PM, Tomasz Figa <tfiga@google.com> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
>
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 6:08 AM Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 01:56:08AM +0530, Vikash Garodia wrote:
>> > A separate child device is added for video firmware.
>> > This is needed to
>> > [1] configure the firmware context bank with the desired SID.
>> > [2] ensure that the iova for firmware region is from 0x0.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Vikash Garodia <vgarodia@codeaurora.org>
>> > ---
>> > .../devicetree/bindings/media/qcom,venus.txt | 8 +++-
>> > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/core.c | 48 +++++++++++++++++++---
>> > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/firmware.c | 20 ++++++++-
>> > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/firmware.h | 2 +
>> > 4 files changed, 71 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>> >
>> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/qcom,venus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/qcom,venus.txt
>> > index 00d0d1b..701cbe8 100644
>> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/qcom,venus.txt
>> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/qcom,venus.txt
>> > @@ -53,7 +53,7 @@
>> >
>> > * Subnodes
>> > The Venus video-codec node must contain two subnodes representing
>> > -video-decoder and video-encoder.
>> > +video-decoder and video-encoder, one optional firmware subnode.
>> >
>> > Every of video-encoder or video-decoder subnode should have:
>> >
>> > @@ -79,6 +79,8 @@ Every of video-encoder or video-decoder subnode should have:
>> > power domain which is responsible for collapsing
>> > and restoring power to the subcore.
>> >
>> > +The firmware sub node must contain the iommus specifiers for ARM9.
>> > +
>> > * An Example
>> > video-codec@1d00000 {
>> > compatible = "qcom,msm8916-venus";
>> > @@ -105,4 +107,8 @@ Every of video-encoder or video-decoder subnode should have:
>> > clock-names = "core";
>> > power-domains = <&mmcc VENUS_CORE1_GDSC>;
>> > };
>> > + venus-firmware {
>> > + compatible = "qcom,venus-firmware-no-tz";
>> > + iommus = <&apps_smmu 0x10b2 0x0>;
>>
>> This mostly looks like you are adding a node in order to create a
>> platform device. DT is not the only way to create platform devices and
>> shouldn't be used when the device is not really a separate h/w device.
>> Plus it seems like it is debatable that you even need a driver.
>>
>> For iommus, just move it up to the parent (or add to existing prop).
>
> As far as I understood the issue from reading this series and also
> talking a bit with Stanimir, there are multiple (physical?) ports from
> the Venus hardware block and that includes one dedicated for firmware
> loading, which has IOVA range restrictions up to 6 MiBs or something
> like that.
>
> If we add the firmware port to the iommus property of the main node,
> we would bind it to the same IOVA address space as the other ports and
> so it would be part of the main full 32-bit IOMMU domain.

Sounds like an OS limitation, not a DT problem.

That being said, I suppose we can live with having this sub-node if we
can't fix or work-around this limitation.

Rob

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