[PATCH] [v3] powerpc/fsl: add device tree binding for QE firmware

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Sat Mar 27 09:42:17 EST 2010

Define a binding for embedding a QE firmware blob into the device tree.  Also
define a new property for the QE node that links to a firmware node.

Signed-off-by: Timur Tabi <timur at freescale.com>
 .../powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/qe.txt         |   54 ++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/qe.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/qe.txt
index 6e37be1..8b7246b 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/qe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/cpm_qe/qe.txt
@@ -21,6 +21,15 @@ Required properties:
 - fsl,qe-num-snums: define how many serial number(SNUM) the QE can use for the
+Optional properties:
+- fsl,firmware-phandle:
+    Usage: required only if there is no fsl,qe-firmware child node
+    Value type: <phandle>
+    Definition: Points to a firmware node (see "QE Firmware Node" below)
+        that contains the firmware that should be uploaded for this QE.
+        The compatible property for the firmware node should say,
+        "fsl,qe-firmware".
 Recommended properties
 - brg-frequency : the internal clock source frequency for baud-rate
   generators in Hz.
@@ -59,3 +68,48 @@ Example:
 		reg = <0 c000>;
+* QE Firmware Node
+This node defines a firmware binary that is embedded in the device tree, for
+the purpose of passing the firmware from bootloader to the kernel, or from
+the hypervisor to the guest.
+The firmware node itself contains the firmware binary contents, a compatible
+property, and any firmware-specific properties.  The node should be placed
+inside a QE node that needs it.  Doing so eliminates the need for a
+fsl,firmware-phandle property.  Other QE nodes that need the same firmware
+should define an fsl,firmware-phandle property that points to the firmware node
+in the first QE node.
+The fsl,firmware property can be specified in the DTS (possibly using incbin)
+or can be inserted by the boot loader at boot time.
+Required properties:
+  - compatible
+      Usage: required
+      Value type: <string>
+      Definition: A standard property.  Specify a string that indicates what
+          kind of firmware it is.  For QE, this should be "fsl,qe-firmware".
+   - fsl,firmware
+      Usage: required
+      Value type: <prop-encoded-array>, encoded as an array of bytes
+      Definition: A standard property.  This property contains the firmware
+          binary "blob".
+	qe1 at e0080000 {
+		compatible = "fsl,qe";
+		qe_firmware:qe-firmware {
+			compatible = "fsl,qe-firmware";
+			fsl,firmware = <0x70 0xcd 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x46 0x45 ...>
+		}
+		...
+	}
+	qe2 at e0090000 {
+		compatible = "fsl,qe";
+		fsl,firmware-phandle = <&qe_firmware>;
+		...
+	}

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