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SubjectRE: [PATCH V4 RESEND 1/2] dt-bindings/irq: add binding for NXP INTMUX interrupt multiplexer
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
> Sent: 2020年1月14日 22:12
> To: Joakim Zhang <qiangqing.zhang@nxp.com>
> Cc: maz@kernel.org; jason@lakedaemon.net; tglx@linutronix.de;
> mark.rutland@arm.com; shawnguo@kernel.org; s.hauer@pengutronix.de;
> kernel@pengutronix.de; festevam@gmail.com; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devicetree@vger.kernel.org; linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; dl-linux-imx
> <linux-imx@nxp.com>; Andy Duan <fugang.duan@nxp.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 RESEND 1/2] dt-bindings/irq: add binding for NXP
> INTMUX interrupt multiplexer
>
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 2:22 AM Joakim Zhang <qiangqing.zhang@nxp.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Joakim Zhang <qiangqing.zhang@nxp.com>
> > > Sent: 2020年1月14日 10:44
> > > To: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
> > > Cc: maz@kernel.org; jason@lakedaemon.net; tglx@linutronix.de;
> > > mark.rutland@arm.com; shawnguo@kernel.org; s.hauer@pengutronix.de;
> > > kernel@pengutronix.de; festevam@gmail.com;
> > > linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devicetree@vger.kernel.org;
> > > linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; dl-linux-imx
> > > <linux-imx@nxp.com>; Andy Duan <fugang.duan@nxp.com>
> > > Subject: RE: [PATCH V4 RESEND 1/2] dt-bindings/irq: add binding for
> > > NXP INTMUX interrupt multiplexer
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
> > > > Sent: 2020年1月14日 5:04
> > > > To: Joakim Zhang <qiangqing.zhang@nxp.com>
> > > > Cc: maz@kernel.org; jason@lakedaemon.net; tglx@linutronix.de;
> > > > mark.rutland@arm.com; shawnguo@kernel.org;
> s.hauer@pengutronix.de;
> > > > kernel@pengutronix.de; festevam@gmail.com;
> > > > linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; devicetree@vger.kernel.org;
> > > > linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org; dl-linux-imx
> > > > <linux-imx@nxp.com>; Andy Duan <fugang.duan@nxp.com>
> > > > Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 RESEND 1/2] dt-bindings/irq: add binding
> > > > for NXP INTMUX interrupt multiplexer
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 03:08:40PM +0800, Joakim Zhang wrote:
> > > > > This patch adds the DT bindings for the NXP INTMUX interrupt
> > > > > multiplexer for i.MX8 family SoCs.
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Joakim Zhang <qiangqing.zhang@nxp.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > .../interrupt-controller/fsl,intmux.yaml | 77
> > > +++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > 1 file changed, 77 insertions(+) create mode 100644
> > > > > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/fsl,intmu
> > > > > x.ya
> > > > > ml
> > > >
> > > > Please run 'make dt_binding_check' and fix the errors:
> > > >
> > > > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/fsl,intmux.yaml:
> > > > while scanning for the next token found character that cannot start any
> token
> > > > in "<unicode string>", line 60, column 1
> > > Got it. Will keep in mind. Thanks.
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git
> > > > > a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/fsl,intmux.
> > > > > ya
> > > > > ml
> > > > > b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/fsl,intmux.
> > > > > ya
> > > > > ml
> > > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > > index 000000000000..4dba532fe0bd
> > > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/fsl
> > > > > +++ ,int
> > > > > +++ mu
> > > > > +++ x.yaml
> > > > > @@ -0,0 +1,77 @@
> > > > > +# SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0 OR BSD-2-Clause) %YAML 1.2
> > > > > +---
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> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
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> > > > > +
> > > > > +title: Freescale INTMUX interrupt multiplexer
> > > > > +
> > > > > +maintainers:
> > > > > + - Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
> > > > > +
> > > > > +properties:
> > > > > + compatible:
> > > > > + items:
> > > > > + const: fsl,imx-intmux
> > > > > +
> > > > > + reg:
> > > > > + maxItems: 1
> > > > > +
> > > > > + interrupts:
> > > > > + minItems: 1
> > > > > + maxItems: 8
> > > > > + description: |
> > > > > + Should contain the parent interrupt lines (up to 8) used to
> multiplex
> > > > > + the input interrupts.
> > > > > +
> > > > > + interrupt-controller: true
> > > > > +
> > > > > + '#interrupt-cells':
> > > > > + const: 2
> > > > > +
> > > > > + clocks:
> > > > > + maxItems: 1
> > > > > + description: ipg clock.
> > > > > +
> > > > > + clock-names:
> > > > > + items:
> > > > > + const: ipg
> > > > > +
> > > > > + fsl,intmux_chans:
> > > >
> > > > Don't use '_' in property names.
> > > Got it.
> > >
> > > > Is this any different from the length of 'interrupts' which you can count?
> > > A bit different. Such as, the length of 'interrupts' is 8, but we
> > > can set fsl,intmux_chans value is 4. That means there are 8
> > > channels, but actually we only use 4 channels.
> > > If you think this make no sense, due to we can assign 4 items for
> > > 'interrupts' to get the same result. So we can count the length of
> > > 'interrupts' to get the channels configured, then this property is no need.
> > > Which one do you think is better?
> > > interrupts = <GIC_SPI 16 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 17 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 18 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 19 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 20 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 21 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 22 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>,
> > > <GIC_SPI 23 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;
> > > fsl,intmux_chans = <4>;
> >
> > One more add, the number of channels is fixed to 8. It will make more
> > clear to users that it supports 8 channels with 8 items for 'interrupts', and
> users can decide how many channels they use with 'fsl,intmux_chans' property.
>
> How does one decide how many? Why would you not use as many channels as
> possible (other than muxing interrupts or not doesn't really make a bit
> difference in servicing overhead)?
>
> If you wanted to configure how many parent interrupts, wouldn't you also want
> to configure the routing of child interrupts to specific parent interrupts?
>
> So I would drop this property. You can define both how many parents and the
> routing with interrupt-map property, though I would not do that until you have
> a real need.

Thanks Rob. Agree. I will update both bindings and driver.

Best Regards,
Joakim Zhang
> Rob
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