[PATCH 1/4] dt/bindings: Introduce the FSL QorIQ DPAA BMan

Emil Medve Emilian.Medve at Freescale.com
Thu Oct 30 15:32:09 AEDT 2014

Hello Scott,

On 10/29/2014 05:16 PM, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-10-29 at 16:40 -0500, Emil Medve wrote:
>> Hello Scott,
>> On 10/28/2014 01:08 PM, Scott Wood wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2014-10-28 at 09:36 -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>>>> On Oct 22, 2014, at 9:09 AM, Emil Medve <Emilian.Medve at freescale.com> wrote:
>>>>> The Buffer Manager is part of the Data-Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA).
>>>>> BMan supports hardware allocation and deallocation of buffers belonging to
>>>>> pools originally created by software with configurable depletion thresholds.
>>>>> This binding covers the CCSR space programming model
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Emil Medve <Emilian.Medve at Freescale.com>
>>>>> Change-Id: I3ec479bfb3c91951e96902f091f5d7d2adbef3b2
>>>>> ---
>>>>> .../devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/bman.txt       | 98 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>> 1 file changed, 98 insertions(+)
>>>>> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/bman.txt
>>>> Should these really be in bindings/powerpc/fsl, aren’t you guys using this on ARM SoCs as well?
>>> The hardware on the ARM SoCs is different enough that I'm not sure the
>>> same binding will cover it.  That said, putting things under <arch>
>>> should be a last resort if nowhere else fits.
>> OTC started ported the driver to the the ARM SoC and the feedback has
>> been that the driver needed minimal changes. The IOMMU has been the only
>> area of concern, and a small change to the binding has been suggested
> Do we need something in the binding to indicate device endianness?

As I said, I didn't have enough exposure to the ARM SoC so I can't
answer that

> If this binding is going to continue to be relevant to future DPAA
> generations, I think we really ought to deal with the possibility that
> there is more than one datapath instance

I'm unsure how relevant this will be going forward. In LS2 B/QMan is
abstracted/hidden away behind the MC (firmware). I wouldn't
over-engineer this without a clear picture of what multiple data-paths
per SoC even means at this point

> by having phandles and/or a parent container to connect the related
> components.

Connecting the related components is beyond the scope of this binding.
It will soon hit the e-mail list(s) as part of upstreaming the Ethernet


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