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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 2/4] misc: Generic on-chip SRAM allocation driver
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On Mon,  4 Feb 2013 12:32:16 +0100, Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@pengutronix.de> wrote:
> This driver requests and remaps a memory region as configured in the
> device tree. It serves memory from this region via the genalloc API.
> It optionally enables the SRAM clock.
>
> Other drivers can retrieve the genalloc pool from a phandle pointing
> to this drivers' device node in the device tree.
>
> The allocation granularity is hard-coded to 32 bytes for now,
> to make the SRAM driver useful for the 6502 remoteproc driver.
> There is overhead for bigger SRAMs, where only a much coarser
> allocation granularity is needed: At 32 bytes minimum allocation
> size, a 256 KiB SRAM needs a 1 KiB bitmap to track allocations.
>
> Signed-off-by: Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@pengutronix.de>
> Reviewed-by: Shawn Guo <shawn.guo@linaro.org>
> ---
> Changes since v7:
> - Removed obsolete __devinit/__devexit/__devexit_p
> ---
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/sram.txt | 17 ++++
> drivers/misc/Kconfig | 9 ++
> drivers/misc/Makefile | 1 +
> drivers/misc/sram.c | 121 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> 4 files changed, 148 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/sram.txt
> create mode 100644 drivers/misc/sram.c
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/sram.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/sram.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..b64136c
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/misc/sram.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> +Generic on-chip SRAM
> +
> +Simple IO memory regions to be managed by the genalloc API.
> +
> +Required properties:
> +
> +- compatible : sram

I'm a little concerned that 'sram' is just too generic for a compatible
value and we may end up needing a blacklist of systems where the sram
device should not be driven with this driver. If you can think of
a more descriptive name here then I would use it.

However, I'm not worried about it enough to nak it and the rest of the
series looks fine.

Acked-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>


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