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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] dt-bindings: timer: Add CLINT bindings
On 5/26/20 8:32 PM, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
> On Thu, 21 May 2020 23:29:36 PDT (-0700), wrote:
>> On 5/22/20 1:54 AM, Anup Patel wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 1:35 AM Sean Anderson <> wrote:
>>>> On 5/21/20 9:45 AM, Anup Patel wrote:
>>>>> +Required properties:
>>>>> +- compatible : "sifive,clint-1.0.0" and a string identifying the actual
>>>>> + detailed implementation in case that specific bugs need to be worked around.
>>>> Should the "riscv,clint0" compatible string be documented here? This
>>> Yes, I forgot to add this compatible string. I will add in v2.
>>>> peripheral is not really specific to sifive, as it is present in most
>>>> rocket-chip cores.
>>> I agree that CLINT is present in a lot of non-SiFive RISC-V SOCs and
>>> FPGAs but this IP is only documented as part of SiFive FU540 SOC.
>>> (Refer,
>>> The RISC-V foundation should host the CLINT spec independently
>>> under and make CLINT spec totally open.
>>> For now, I have documented it just like PLIC DT bindings found at:
>>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/sifive,plic-1.0.0.txt
>> The PLIC seems to have its own RISC-V-sponsored documentation [1] which
>> was split off from the older privileged specs. By your logic above,
>> should it be renamed to riscv,plic0.txt (with a corresponding change in
>> the documented compatible strings)?
>> [1]
> Let's propose tagging that PLIC spec as v1.0.0 in the platform spec group, but
> I don't see a reason why that wouldn't be viable. Assuming that's all OK, we
> can start calling this a RISC-V PLIC (in addition to a SiFive PLIC, as they'll
> be compatible).

Is there a version anyewhere in that spec? I looked around a bit and
couldn't find one.

>>> If RISC-V maintainers agree then I will document it as "RISC-V CLINT".
>>> @Palmer ?? @Paul ??
> The CLINT is a SiFive spec. It has open source RTL so it's been implemented in
> other designs, but it's not a RISC-V spec. The CLIC, which is a superset of
> the CLINT, is a RISC-V spec. IIRC it's not finished yet (it's the fast
> interrupts task group), but presumably we should have a "riscv,clic-2.0.0" (or
> whatever it ends up being called) compat string to go along with the
> specification.

The rocket chip is a Chips Alliance project on github; presumably the
"proper" compatibility string would be something like
"chips-alliance,clint"? Alternatively, it is already referred to as
"riscv,clint0" in U-Boot, following the pattern of the plic.


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