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SubjectRE: [PATCH V2] firmware: arm_scmi: Make scmi core independent of transport type
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH V2] firmware: arm_scmi: Make scmi core independent of
> transport type
>
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 12:11 PM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > On 14-01-20, 10:56, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > My point was that you cannot mix __iomem accesses with pointer
> > > accesses. As I understood it, the current version uses a pointer to
> > > a
> >
> > The current version is stupid as I misunderstood the whole __iomem
> > thing and just dropped it :)
> >
> > > hardware mailbox with structured data, so you have to use ioremap()
> > > to get a token you can pass into ioread(), but (some of) the new
> > > transport types would just be backed by regular RAM, on which this
> > > is not a well-defined operation and you have to use memremap() and
> > > memcpy() instead.
> >
> > Okay, I think I understand that a bit now. So here are the things
> > which I may need to do now:
> >
> > - Maybe move payload to struct scmi_mailbox structure, as that is the
> > transport dependent structure..
> >
> > - Do ioremap, etc in mailbox.c only instead of driver.c
> >
> > - Provide more ops in struct scmi_transport_ops to provide read/write
> > helpers to the payload and implement the ones based on
> > ioread/iowrite in mailbox.c ..
> >
> > Am I thinking in the right direction now ?
>
> That sounds about right. What I'm still not sure about is whether the current
> kernel code is actually correct and should use iomeap() in the first place. Can
> you confirm that all current hardware implementations actually use MMIO
> type registers here rather than just rely on a buffer in RAM?

i.MX8(alought not use SCMI) use MU(message unit) to transfer data between
Acore and Mcore firmware, not using shared memory.

Thanks,
Peng.

>
> Arnd
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