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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] PM / devfreq: rk3399_dmc: Fix kernel oops when rockchip,pmu is absent
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Hi Chanwoo and Marc,

On 29/6/20 13:09, Chanwoo Choi wrote:
> Hi Enric,
>
> Could you check this issue? Your patch[1] causes this issue.
> As Marc mentioned, although rk3399-dmc.c handled 'rockchip,pmu'
> as the mandatory property, your patch[1] didn't add the 'rockchip,pmu'
> property to the documentation.
>

I think the problem is that the DT binding patch, for some reason, was missed
and didn't land. The patch seems to have all the required reviews and acks.

https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10901593/

Sorry because I didn't notice this issue when 9173c5ceb035 landed. And thanks
for fixing the issue.

Best regards,
Enric

> [1] 9173c5ceb035 ("PM / devfreq: rk3399_dmc: Pass ODT
> and auto power down parameters to TF-A.")
>
>
> On 6/29/20 5:18 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> Hi Chanwoo,
>>
>> On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:43:37 +0100,
>> Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@samsung.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Marc,
>>>
>>> On 6/23/20 12:28 AM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> It looks good to me. But, I think that it is not necessary
>>> fully kernel panic log about NULL pointer. It is enoughspsp
>>> just mentioning the NULL pointer issue without full kernel panic log.
>>
>> I personally find the backtrace useful as it allows people with the
>> same issue to trawl the kernel log and find whether it has already be
>> fixed upstream. But it's only me, and I'm not attached to it.
>>
>>> So, how about editing the patch description as following or others simply?
>>> and we need to add 'stable@vger.kernel.org' to Cc list for applying it
>>> to stable branch.
>>
>> Looks good to me.
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> PM / devfreq: rk3399_dmc: Fix kernel oops when rockchip,pmu is absent
>>>
>>> Booting a recent kernel on a rk3399-based system (nanopc-t4),
>>> equipped with a recent u-boot and ATF results in the kernel panic
>>> about NULL pointer issue.
>>
>> nit: "results in a kernel panic on dereferencing a NULL pointer".
>>
>>>
>>> This turns out to be due to the rk3399-dmc driver looking for
>>> an *undocumented* property (rockchip,pmu), and happily using
>>> a NULL pointer when the property isn't there.
>>>
>>> Instead, make most of what was brought in with 9173c5ceb035
>>> ("PM / devfreq: rk3399_dmc: Pass ODT and auto power down parameters
>>> to TF-A.") conditioned on finding this property in the device-tree,
>>> preventing the driver from exploding.
>>>
>>> Fixes: 9173c5ceb035 ("PM / devfreq: rk3399_dmc: Pass ODT and auto power down parameters to TF-A.")
>>> Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@samsung.com>
>>
>>
>> Note that the biggest issue is still there: the driver is using an
>> undocumented property, and this patch is just papering over it.
>> Since I expect this property to be useful for something, it would be
>> good for whoever knows what it does to document it.
>
> Hi Marc,
>
> You are right. We have to do two step:
> 1. Add missing explanation of 'rockchip,pmu' property to dt-binding document
> 2. If possible, add 'rockchip,pmu' property node to rk3399_dmc dt node.
>
> When I tried to find usage example of 'rockchip,pmu' property,
> I found them as following: The 'rockchip,pmu' property[2] indicates
> 'PMU (Power Management Unit)'.
>
> $ grep -rn "rockchip,pmu" arch/arm64/boot/dts/
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/px30.dtsi:1211: rockchip,pmu = <&pmugrf>;
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3399.dtsi:1909: rockchip,pmu = <&pmugrf>;
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip/rk3368.dtsi:807: rockchip,pmu = <&pmugrf>;
>
> [2] the description of 'rockchip,pmu' property
> - https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.7.2/source/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/pinctrl/rockchip,pinctrl.txt#L40
>
>
> If don't receive the any reply, I'll add as following:
>
> cwchoi00@chan-linux-pc:~/kernel/git.kernel/linux.chanwoo$ d
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/rk3399_dmc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/rk3399_dmc.txt
> index 0ec68141f85a..161e60ea874b 100644
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/rk3399_dmc.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/devfreq/rk3399_dmc.txt
> @@ -18,6 +18,8 @@ Optional properties:
> format depends on the interrupt controller.
> It should be a DCF interrupt. When DDR DVFS finishes
> a DCF interrupt is triggered.
> +- rockchip,pmu: Phandle to the syscon managing the "pmu general
> + register files".
>
> Following properties relate to DDR timing:
>
>
>

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