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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] msm: Peripheral Image Loader (PIL) driver
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On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 11:40 -0700, David Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16 2011, Daniel Walker wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 2011-03-09 at 20:44 -0800, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> >> On 8660, the modem, dsp, and sensors peripherals require their
> >> firmware to be loaded into memory before they can be properly
> >> taken out of reset.
> >>
> >> Drivers are expected to call pil_get() when they wish to load a
> >> peripheral. This will initiate multiple firmware_request()s for
> >> the metadata and image blobs for a peripheral. Once the image has
> >> been loaded into memory, it is validated and brought out of reset
> >> via the peripheral reset driver.
> >
> > Why can't this be part of the generic firmware request API ?
>
> Can you clarify what you mean by this? The firmware request API is used
> to get the firmware itself, which this code uses. This code is what
> manages making those calls for the various MSM peripherals that require
> firmware.

I'm suggesting that you make this part of a generic set of API's .

> >> diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-msm/Kconfig b/arch/arm/mach-msm/Kconfig
> >> index 997c5bd..25b73b0 100644
> >> --- a/arch/arm/mach-msm/Kconfig
> >> +++ b/arch/arm/mach-msm/Kconfig
> >> @@ -210,4 +210,17 @@ config IOMMU_API
> >>
> >> config MSM_SCM
> >> bool
> >> +
> >> +config MSM_PIL
> >> + bool "Peripheral image loading (PIL)"
> >> + select FW_LOADER
> >> + select MSM_SCM
> >> + depends on ARCH_MSM8X60
> >> + help
> >> + Some peripherals need to be loaded into memory before they
> >> can be
> >> + brought out of reset.
> >> +
> >> + Say yes to support these devices.
> >> +
> >> +
> >
> > You shouldn't be adding anything like this to the Kconfig. To me if you
> > add stuff like this it's a big red flag.
>
> Can you clarify what you mean "stuff like this".

I was commenting on a Kconfig option so "stuff like this" is a Kconfig
option like the one I was commenting on.

> It seems to me that this option should be selected by the drivers that
> need it, since it doesn't make sense to have this if there are no
> drivers that need it, and it is required when those drivers are
> included.

You want as few selectable Kconfig options in the mach-msm Kconfig as
possible.

Danil



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