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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] dt-binding: remoteproc: venus rproc dt binding document
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Hi Bjorn,

On 08/25/2016 03:05 AM, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> On Wed 24 Aug 08:36 PDT 2016, Stanimir Varbanov wrote:
>
>> Hi Rob,
>>
>> On 08/23/2016 08:32 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:53:19PM +0300, Stanimir Varbanov wrote:
>>>> Add devicetree binding document for Venus remote processor.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Stanimir Varbanov <stanimir.varbanov@linaro.org>
>>>> ---
>>>> .../devicetree/bindings/remoteproc/qcom,venus.txt | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> 1 file changed, 33 insertions(+)
>>>> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/remoteproc/qcom,venus.txt
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/remoteproc/qcom,venus.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/remoteproc/qcom,venus.txt
>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>> index 000000000000..06a2db60fa38
>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/remoteproc/qcom,venus.txt
>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,33 @@
>>>> +Qualcomm Venus Peripheral Image Loader
>>>> +
>>>> +This document defines the binding for a component that loads and boots firmware
>>>> +on the Qualcomm Venus remote processor core.
>>>
>>> This does not make sense to me. Venus is the video encoder/decoder h/w,
>>> right? Why is the firmware loader separate from the codec block? Why
>>> rproc is used? Are there multiple clients? Naming it rproc_venus implies
>>> there aren't. And why does the firmware loading need 8MB of memory at a
>>> fixed address?
>>>
>>
>> The firmware for Venus case is 5MB. And here is 8MB because of
>> dma_alloc_from_coherent size restriction.
>>
>
> Then you should specify it 5MB large and we'll have to deal with this
> implementation issue in the code. I've created a JIRA ticket for
> the dma_alloc_from_coherent() behavior.

Infact it should be 5MB + ~100KB for iommu page table.

>
>> The address is not really fixed, cause the firmware could support
>> relocation. In this example I just picked up the next free memory region
>> in memory-reserved from msm8916.dtsi.
>>
>
> In 8974 we do have a physical region where it's expected to be loaded.
>
> So in line with upcoming remoteproc work we should support referencing a
> reserved-memory node with either reg or size.
>
> In the case of spotting a "reg" we're currently better off using
> ioremap. We're looking at getting the remoteproc core to deal with this
> mess.

You mean that remoteproc core will parse memory-region property?

>
>
> So, on 8916 I think you should use the form:
>
> venus_mem: venus {
> size = <0x500000>;
> };

Don't forget that the physical address where the firmware is stored has
some range, the scm call will fail if it is out of the expected range,
probably because of some security reasons. So maybe alloc-ranges should
be specified here.

>
> And I don't think you should use the shared-dma-pool compatible, because
> this is not a region for multiple devices to allocate dma memory out of.

Then I cannot reuse reserved-mem infrastructure.

--
regards,
Stan

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