Re: [PATCH 1/3] misc: Add crossbar driver

From: Santosh Shilimkar
Date: Tue Aug 13 2013 - 09:30:11 EST

On Tuesday 13 August 2013 05:56 AM, Sricharan R wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> On Tuesday 13 August 2013 01:40 PM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
>> * Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@xxxxxx> [130724 12:06]:
>>> On Wednesday 24 July 2013 02:51 PM, Nishanth Menon wrote:
>>>> On 07/24/2013 01:43 PM, Sricharan R wrote:
>>>>> On Wednesday 24 July 2013 10:17 PM, Nishanth Menon wrote:
>>>>>> On 07/24/2013 11:38 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>>> On Wednesday 24 July 2013 12:08 PM, Nishanth Menon wrote:
>>>>>>>> That said, maybe a intermediate pinctrl approach might be more pragmatic and less theoretically flexible.
>>>>>>>> an option might be to "statically allocate" default number of interrupts to a domain - example:
>>>>>>>> * GIC IRQ 72->78 allotted to UARTs
>>>>>>>> * pinctrl mapping provided for those but only 6 can be used (rest are marked status="disabled" as default) at any given time (choice of pinctrl option determines GIC interrupt line to use)
>>>>>>>> * All modules will have a pinctrl definition to have a mapping - to avoid bootloader overriding default cross bar setting in ways un-expected by kernel.
>>>>>>>> Does that sound fair trade off?
>>>>>>> This sounds better. That way we can get all the devices in the DT at least.
>>>>>> Fair enough - if Linus and Tony are still ok with this approach to the problem, seeing a patch series with the effect would be beneficial.
>>>>> Ok, i will use this idea of certain number interrupts to groups.
>>>>> Yes on DRA7XX, we have about 160 gic lines and 320 irq crossbar device inputs contending for it.
>>>>> 1:2 and fully arbitrary. But will we be really exhausting them ?
>>>> Depends on how we allocate :). The default arbitary allocation can be made more logical in your series ofcourse :).
>>> I would just most logical peripherals rather than providing every single
>>> IP connected to cross bar. Otherwise we will end up wth hwmod like
>>> scenario where now started removing the unused stuff because of
>>> maintenance and loc issues ;-)
>> Sorry for the delay on this, I think the best way to set this up
>> is as a separate drivers/irqchip controller. Then just map the
>> configured interrupts for the board with interrupt-map and
>> interrupt-map-mask binding. No need to stuff all the SoC specific
>> maps to the .dts, just the ones used for the board.
>> Regards,
>> Tony
> Initially irqchip was discussed, but we also have a DMA crossbar
> to map the dma-requests. Since both irq/dma crossbars should be handled,
> pinctrl was suggested as the appropriate place to handle this.
I replied on other thread. I guess Tony's point is to setup only required
events for a board rather than setting up every possible event.


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