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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 4/5] dt-bindings: remoteproc: Add documentation for ZynqMP R5 rproc bindings
On Wed, 10 Jun 2020, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 11:40 AM Ben Levinsky <BLEVINSK@xilinx.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Rob,
> >
> > The Xilinx R5 Remoteproc driver has been around for a long time -- admittedly we should have upstreamed it long ago. The driver in the current form is using an "classic" remoteproc device tree node as described here.
>
> I would rather not have 2 possible bindings to maintain. If there's
> been no rush to upstream this til now, then it can wait longer.
>
> >
> > I am working with Stefano to come up with an appropriate System Device Tree representation but it is not going to be ready right away. Our preference would be to upstream the remoteproc node and driver in their current forms while system device tree is maturing.
>
> There's obviously going to still need to be some sort of description
> of the interface between cores, but this has parts that obviously
> conflict with what's getting defined for system DT. The TCMs are the
> most obvious. If you can remove (or hardcode in the driver) what
> conflicts, then perhaps this can be upstreamed now.


Hi Rob,

Sorry it took a while to answer back but we wanted to do some research
to make sure the reply is correct.


The System Device Tree version of the OpenAMP remoteproc bindings aims
at being simpler and vendor-neutral. As anything else System Device
Tree, Lopper will read it and generate a "traditional" device tree with
the existing remoteproc bindings. In that sense, it might not affect
Linux directly.

However, given the fragmentation of the remoteproc bindings across
multiple vendors (they are all different), I think it is a good idea for
Linux, for System Device Tree, and in general to come up with simpler
remoteproc bindings, more aligned between the vendors. If nothing else,
it is going to make Lopper's development easier.


So I think it is a good idea to take this opportunity to simplify the
Xilinx remoteproc bindings as you suggested. The idea of to removing the
TCM nodes is a good one. In addition I asked Ben to have a look at
whether the mboxes and mbox-names properties can be removed too.

Ben will reply with a simplified bindings proposal.

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