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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 3/3] Revert "Revert "driver core: Set fw_devlink=on by default""
Hi Florian,

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:48 PM Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/26/21 2:33 PM, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 3/2/21 1:11 PM, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> >>> This reverts commit 3e4c982f1ce75faf5314477b8da296d2d00919df.
> >>>
> >>> Since all reported issues due to fw_devlink=on should be addressed by
> >>> this series, revert the revert. fw_devlink=on Take II.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com>
> >>
> >> This change breaks booting on SCMI-based platforms such as ARCH_BRCMSTB.
> >> If I revert this change or boot with fw_devlink=permissive, then our
> >> systems boot again. From a quick look, the SCMI clock provider was never
> >> probed which means that our UART driver never got a chance to get its
> >> clock and we have no console -> timeout.
> >
> > We explicitly landed changes to handle this condition. So we'll see if
> > this is what is happening.
> >
> >> Al, AFAICT you had started to analyze this before in the context of
> >> SCMI, do you mind sharing what you had found?
> >>
> >> Saravana, is there any debugging output that we can help provide?
> >
> > Thanks for the report. Couple of things that can help:
> > 1. Example DTS file (the final board file so that I can get the full DT view).
>
> Attached BCX972160DV.dts which is one such system.
>
> > 2. Point out the UART device node and the SCMI device node that you
> > suspect is causing the issue.
>
> The SCMI provider node is brcm_scmi@0 and its sub-node protocol@14 is
> the clock provider. The UART node is /rdb/serial@840c000.

I guess dependencies on SCMI sub-nodes are not handled correctly?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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