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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 00/15] Add Broadcom VK driver
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On 2020-09-30 7:38 p.m., Florian Fainelli wrote:
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> On 9/30/2020 6:27 PM, Scott Branden wrote:
>> This patch series drops previous patches in [1]
>> that were incorporated by Kees Cook into patch series
>> "Introduce partial kernel_read_file() support" [2].
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>> Remaining patches are contained in this series to add Broadcom VK driver.
>> (which depends on request_firmware_into_buf API addition in
>> other patch series [2] being applied first).
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>> Please note this patch series will not compile without [2].
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>> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200706232309.12010-1-scott.branden@broadcom.com/
>> [2] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200729175845.1745471-1-keescook@chromium.org/
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> Disclaimer: I am well aware that it is the complete wild west right now as far as accelerators go and that every vendor (that I happen to work for, just not in the same group as Scott) is just seeking to get their drivers included upstream and hopefully for good reasons.
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> From a cursory look however, it sounds like there could be a little better re-utilization of standards, standard framework and interfaces:
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> - about 2/3 of your sysfs attributes should incline you to implement a HWMON device, not a complicated one, but anything that indicates current, power, temperature, alerts etc. should be considered
yes, commented in the patch.  we'll look at it.
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> - cannot the firmware loading be supported over remoteproc somehow?
It doesn't follow remoteproc usage, Olof commented.
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> - could not the TTY interface be using virtio or an existing UART?
commented in the patch.  I don't see how that would work with existing solutions but open to a simple solution if such exists.
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> - what is the format of the message over BAR2 that you expose in patch 13?
proprietary log messages retrieve via user space app and run through post processing
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> Is there a reference user-space implementation that you can link to this patch submission in case people are curious?
Published and commented to Greg K-H about this yesterday.

Here is the vk interface library, vkil, and associated unittest and card utilities.

https://github.com/Broadcom/vkil/


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> Thanks

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