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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 0/4] Split SDM845 interconnect nodes and consolidate RPMh support
Hi Evan,

On 1/7/2020 3:45 PM, Evan Green wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 9:59 PM David Dai <> wrote:
>> While there are no current consumers of the SDM845 interconnect device in
>> devicetree, take this opportunity to redefine the interconnect device nodes
>> as the previous definitions of using a single child node under the apps_rsc
>> device did not accurately capture the description of the hardware.
>> The Network-On-Chip (NoC) interconnect devices should be represented in a
>> manner akin to QCS404 platforms[1] where there is a separation of NoC devices
>> and its RPM/RPMh counterparts.
>> The bcm-voter devices are representing the RPMh devices that the interconnect
>> providers need to communicate with and there can be more than one instance of
>> the Bus Clock Manager (BCM) which can live under different instances of Resource
>> State Coordinators (RSC). There are display use cases where consumers may need
>> to target a different bcm-voter (Some display specific RSC) than the default,
>> and there needs to be a way to represent this connection in devicetree.
> So for my own understanding, the problem here is that things want to
> vote for interconnect bandwidth within a specific RSC context? Where
> normally the RSC context is simply "Apps@EL1", we might also have
> "Apps@EL3" for trustzone, or in the case we're coding for,
> "display-specific RSC context". I guess this context might stay on
> even if Apps@EL1 votes are entirely discounted or off?
That's correct, the state of those votes are tied to the state of that
execution environment. So even if the Apps CPU goes into a low power
mode, other context specific vote will still stick.
> So then would
> there be an additional interconnect provider for "display context RSC"
> next to apps_bcm_voter? Would that expose all the same nodes as
> apps_bcm_voter, or a different set of nodes?

We trim down the topology to what each execution environment needs, so
each EE really only "sees" a subset of the entire SoC's topology. In
this specific case, the display context RSC would only expose a small
subset of the topology that Apps@EL1 would see.

> Assuming it's exposing some of the same nodes as apps_bcm_voter, the
> other way to do this would be increasing #interconnect-cells, and
> putting the RSC context there. Did you choose not to go that way
> because nearly all the clients would end up specifying the same thing
> of "Apps@EL1"?
That's correct, the majority of the consumers will stay with default
Apps@EL1 context.

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