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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH 2/3 v8] mailbox: Enable BCM2835 mailbox support
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Alexander Stein <alexanders83@web.de> writes:

> On Thursday 07 May 2015, 12:54:20 wrote Eric Anholt:
>> Noralf Trønnes <noralf@tronnes.org> writes:
>>
>> > Den 05.05.2015 22:27, skrev Eric Anholt:
>> >> From: Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak@v3.sk>
>> >>
>> >> This mailbox driver provides a single mailbox channel to write 32-bit
>> >> values to the VPU and get a 32-bit response. The Raspberry Pi
>> >> firmware uses this mailbox channel to implement firmware calls, while
>> >> Roku 2 (despite being derived from the same firmware tree) doesn't.
>> >>
>> >> The driver was originally submitted by Lubomir, based on the
>> >> out-of-tree 2708 mailbox driver. Eric Anholt fixed it up for
>> >> upstreaming, with the major functional change being that it now has no
>> >> notion of multiple channels (since that is a firmware-dependent
>> >> concept) and instead the raspberrypi-firmware driver will do that
>> >> bit-twiddling in its own messages.
>> > ...
>> >> +static struct platform_driver bcm2835_mbox_driver = {
>> >> + .driver = {
>> >> + .name = "bcm2835-mbox",
>> >> + .owner = THIS_MODULE,
>> >> + .of_match_table = bcm2835_mbox_of_match,
>> >> + },
>> >> + .probe = bcm2835_mbox_probe,
>> >> + .remove = bcm2835_mbox_remove,
>> >> +};
>> >> +module_platform_driver(bcm2835_mbox_driver);
>> >
>> > I have tested this driver and the firmware driver booting directly
>> > from the VideoCore bootloader (no uboot).
>> > The mailbox driver loads too late to turn on USB power:
>>
>> Yeah, I have a patch on my branches that returns -EPROBE_DEFER when
>> trying to get a power domain and not finding the provider. It was
>> rejected by the maintainers in favor of a proposed solution whose
>> description I didn't quite follow.
>
> Do you have a link for this thread?

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