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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] Documentation: devicetree: add bindings to support ARM MHU subchannels
+Bjorn

On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 02:55:49PM +0100, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> The ARM MHU has mechanism to assert interrupt signals to facilitate
> inter-processor message based communication. It drives the signal using
> a 32-bit register, with all 32-bits logically ORed together. It also
> enables software to set, clear and check the status of each of the bits
> of this register independently. Each bit of the register can be
> associated with a type of event that can contribute to raising the
> interrupt thereby allowing it to be used as independent subchannels.
>
> Since the first version of this binding can't support sub-channels,
> this patch extends the existing binding to support them.
>
> Cc: Alexey Klimov <alexey.klimov@arm.com>
> Cc: Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@linaro.org>
> Cc: Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>
> Cc: devicetree@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@arm.com>
> ---
> .../devicetree/bindings/mailbox/arm-mhu.txt | 44 ++++++++++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 41 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mailbox/arm-mhu.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mailbox/arm-mhu.txt
> index 4971f03f0b33..86a66f7918e2 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mailbox/arm-mhu.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mailbox/arm-mhu.txt
> @@ -10,21 +10,40 @@ STAT register and the remote clears it after having read the data.
> The last channel is specified to be a 'Secure' resource, hence can't be
> used by Linux running NS.
>
> +The MHU drives the interrupt signal using a 32-bit register, with all
> +32-bits logically ORed together. It provides a set of registers to
> +enable software to set, clear and check the status of each of the bits
> +of this register independently. The use of 32 bits per interrupt line
> +enables software to provide more information about the source of the
> +interrupt. For example, each bit of the register can be associated with
> +a type of event that can contribute to raising the interrupt.

Sounds like a doorbell? (i.e. a single bit mailbox). Bjorn is doing
something similar for QCom h/w. I guess the difference here is you have
32 sources and 1 output. It seems to me these should be described
similarly.

> +
> Mailbox Device Node:
> ====================
>
> Required properties:
> --------------------
> -- compatible: Shall be "arm,mhu" & "arm,primecell"
> +- compatible: Shall be "arm,primecell" and one of the below:
> + "arm,mhu" - if the controller doesn't support
> + subchannels
> + "arm,mhu-v2" - if the controller supports subchannels

How do I know if I have v2? This correlates to an IP version or
IP configuration or ?

> - reg: Contains the mailbox register address range (base
> address and length)
> -- #mbox-cells Shall be 1 - the index of the channel needed.
> +- #mbox-cells Shall be 1 - the index of the channel needed when
> + compatible is "arm,mhu"
> + Shall be 2 - the index of the channel needed, and
> + the index of the subchannel with the channel when
> + compatible is "arm,mhu-v2"
> - interrupts: Contains the interrupt information corresponding to
> - each of the 3 links of MHU.
> + each of the 3 physical channels of MHU namely low
> + priority non-secure, high priority non-secure and
> + secure channels.
>
> Example:
> --------
>
> +1. Controller which doesn't support subchannels
> +
> mhu: mailbox@2b1f0000 {
> #mbox-cells = <1>;
> compatible = "arm,mhu", "arm,primecell";
> @@ -41,3 +60,22 @@ used by Linux running NS.
> reg = <0 0x2e000000 0x4000>;
> mboxes = <&mhu 1>; /* HP-NonSecure */
> };
> +
> +2. Controller which supports subchannels
> +
> + mhu: mailbox@2b1f0000 {
> + #mbox-cells = <2>;
> + compatible = "arm,mhu-v2", "arm,primecell";
> + reg = <0 0x2b1f0000 0x1000>;
> + interrupts = <0 36 4>, /* LP-NonSecure */
> + <0 35 4>, /* HP-NonSecure */
> + <0 37 4>; /* Secure */
> + clocks = <&clock 0 2 1>;
> + clock-names = "apb_pclk";
> + };
> +
> + mhu_client: scb@2e000000 {
> + compatible = "arm,scpi";
> + reg = <0 0x2e000000 0x200>;
> + mboxes = <&mhu 1 4>; /* HP-NonSecure 5th sub-channel */
> + };
> --
> 2.7.4
>

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