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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 3/4] dt-bindings: net: Add schema for Qualcomm BAM-DMUX
On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 2:03 AM Stephan Gerhold <stephan@gerhold.net> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 03:22:25PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 04:17:35PM +0200, Stephan Gerhold wrote:
> > > The BAM Data Multiplexer provides access to the network data channels of
> > > modems integrated into many older Qualcomm SoCs, e.g. Qualcomm MSM8916 or
> > > MSM8974. It is built using a simple protocol layer on top of a DMA engine
> > > (Qualcomm BAM) and bidirectional interrupts to coordinate power control.
> > >
> > > The device tree node combines the incoming interrupt with the outgoing
> > > interrupts (smem-states) as well as the two DMA channels, which allows
> > > the BAM-DMUX driver to request all necessary resources.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Stephan Gerhold <stephan@gerhold.net>
> > > ---
> > > Changes since RFC: None.
> > > ---
> > > .../bindings/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml | 87 +++++++++++++++++++
> > > 1 file changed, 87 insertions(+)
> > > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml
> > > new file mode 100644
> > > index 000000000000..33e125e70cb4
> > > --- /dev/null
> > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,87 @@
> > > +# SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0-only OR BSD-2-Clause)
> > > +%YAML 1.2
> > > +---
> > > +$id: http://devicetree.org/schemas/net/qcom,bam-dmux.yaml#
> > > +$schema: http://devicetree.org/meta-schemas/core.yaml#
> > > +
> > > +title: Qualcomm BAM Data Multiplexer
> > > +
> > > +maintainers:
> > > + - Stephan Gerhold <stephan@gerhold.net>
> > > +
> > > +description: |
> > > + The BAM Data Multiplexer provides access to the network data channels
> > > + of modems integrated into many older Qualcomm SoCs, e.g. Qualcomm MSM8916
> > > + or MSM8974. It is built using a simple protocol layer on top of a DMA engine
> > > + (Qualcomm BAM DMA) and bidirectional interrupts to coordinate power control.
> > > +
> > > +properties:
> > > + compatible:
> > > + const: qcom,bam-dmux
> >
> > Is this block the same on every SoC? It needs to be SoC specific.
> >
>
> Hm, I think describing it as *SoC*-specific wouldn't be accurate:
> This node does not describe any hardware block, it's more a "firmware
> convention". The only hardware involved is the BAM DMA engine, which
> already has SoC/IP-specific compatibles in its own device tree node.
>
> This means that if anything there should be "firmware version"-specific
> compatibles, because one SoC might have different (typically signed)
> firmware versions that provide slightly different functionality.
> However, I have to admit that I'm not familiar enough with the different
> firmware versions to come up with a reasonable naming schema for the
> compatible. :/
>
> In general, I cannot think of any difference between different versions
> that would matter to a driver. The protocol is quite simple, and minor
> firmware differences can be better handled through the control channel
> that sets up the connection for the modem.
>
> Does that make sense?

Okay. Please add some of the above details to the binding.

Rob

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