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SubjectRe: [PATCH] soc/tegra: fuse: Add custom SoC attributes
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On 20/03/2020 15:10, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 11:37:16AM +0000, Jon Hunter wrote:
>> Add a custom SoC attribute for Tegra to expose the HIDREV register
>> contents to userspace via the sysfs. This register provides additional
>> details about the fabrication and versioning of the device. Exposing
>> this information is useful for identifying the exact device revision and
>> device type.
>>
>> Please note that the fields in this register vary depending on the Tegra
>> generation and so instead of exposing the individual fields, just expose
>> the entire contents of the register. Details of the register fields can
>> be found in the Technical Reference Manual for each Tegra device.
>
> That seems a little suboptimal to me. It's pretty trivial for the kernel
> to distinguish between different SoC generations in order to know what
> the fields are. It's a lot more difficult for userspace to do so. Is the
> register completely different between SoC generations or just slightly?

It looks like only Tegra194 is different which is a shame.
Unfortunately, does not appear to be documented in the public TRM at the
moment. Hopefully we can fix that.

> Having individual fields exposed as individual attributes seems like it
> would make it a lot easier for userspace to get at the needed bits.

Yes that does make sense.

Jon

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