[PATCH v2 1/3] powerpc: Removing support for 'protected-sources'

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri Feb 4 23:17:32 EST 2011

On Friday 04 February 2011, Meador Inge wrote:
> On 02/03/2011 09:56 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> So in 'mpic_init' we don't initialize anything and then in 
> 'mpic_host_map' we lazily do the VECPRI and CPU binding initialization with:
> 	if (!(mpic->flags & MPIC_WANTS_RESET))
> 		if (!(mpic_is_ipi(mpic, hw)
> 			|| mpic_is_timer_interrupt(mpic, hw)))
> 			mpic_init_vector(mpic, hw);
> Thus when 'no-reset' is thrown it ensures that only the sources which 
> are mentioned in the device tree are actually initialized.  The net 
> effect should be the same as what 'protected-sources' was accomplishing, 
> but without having to maintain the list of sources in the property cell.

That sounds like a good idea, but unfortunately, it's not what SLOF
implements on QS21/QS22. It's a legacy product and there won't be
any firmware updates. Moreover, it relies on the open firmware
implementation and cannot boot with a flattened device tree image,
so I don't see how your patch can work on the old systems.

Maybe you can treat the presence of a 'protected-sources' property
the same way that you treat the no-reset property?


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