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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: tegra: add device tree for SHIELD
On 02/26/2014 07:38 AM, Stephen Warren wrote:
> On 02/24/2014 07:13 PM, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>> On 02/25/2014 03:53 AM, Stephen Warren wrote:
>>> On 02/24/2014 03:26 AM, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
>>>> Add a device tree for NVIDIA SHIELD. The set of enabled features is
>>>> still minimal with no display option (although HDMI should be easy
>>>> to get to work) and USB requiring external power.
>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm/boot/dts/tegra114-roth.dts
>>>> b/arch/arm/boot/dts/tegra114-roth.dts
>>>> + memory {
>>>> + reg = <0x80000000 0x79600000>;
>>> It might be worth a comment here pointing out that the rest of RAM is
>>> reserved for some carveouts/..., or at least that these values are set
>>> this way in order to match what the bootloader usually passes to
>>> downstream kernels in the command-line?
>> Yes, absolutely right. On a more general note I feel like DTs could gain
>> clarity if they had more comments (e.g. for pinmuxing which are a quite
>> heavy block otherwise), do you have any objection to this? (I guess not,
>> but so far the rule seems to be "no comment in DT" :P )
> I have no objection in particular. Specifically for pinmux, the values
> seem pretty obvious, so I'm not sure what extra the comment could
> convey, but I'll take a look at any proposed patch:-)

It would just make grouping of related pins according more visible than
having to look at the "nvidia,function" property currently does - just a
little added comfort.

>>>> + /* Wifi */
>>>> + sdhci@78000000 {
>>>> + status = "okay";
>>>> + bus-width = <4>;
>>>> + broken-cd;
>>>> + keep-power-in-suspend;
>>>> + cap-sdio-irq;
>>> Is non-removable better than broken-cd, or are they entirely unrelated?
>> They are unrelated actually. With non-removable the driver expects the
>> device to always be there since boot, and does not check for the card to
>> be removed/added after boot. broken-cd indicates there is no CD line and
>> the device should be polled regularly.
> It doesn't sound like that's what we want either; we should know exactly
> when the device is added/removed, based on when the relevant
> clocks/supplies/... are turned on/off.

Yes, I guess this will require a proper DT binding like what Arend proposed.

>> For the Wifi chip, non-removable would be the correct setting
>> hardware-wise, but there is a trap: the chip has its reset line asserted
>> at boot-time, and you need to set GPIO 229 to de-assert it. Only after
>> that will the device be detected on the SDIO bus. Since it lacks a CD
>> line, it must be polled, hence the broken-cd property.
> How does that GPIO get manipulated right now? I assume you must be
> manually configuring it via sysfs after boot or something? If so,
> perhaps it's best to just leave out the WiFi node until it works
> automatically.

The GPIO needs to be set from user-space, yes. But if we leave the Wifi
node out, I'm concerned that wireless will not be usable at all,
wouldn't it?

>> This also raises another, redundant problem with DT bindings: AFAIK we
>> currently have no way to let the system know the device will only appear
>> after a given GPIO is set. It would also be nice to be able to give some
>> parameters to the Wifi driver through the DT (like the OOB interrupt).
>> Right now the Wifi chip is brought up by exporting the GPIO and writing
>> to it from user-space, and the OOB interrupt is not used.
> There was a thread on this topic on LAKML recently. I didn't really
> follow it, so I don't know if there was a useful resolution. I think it
> was "mmc: add support for power-on sequencing through DT", although
> there may have been other related threads. It was possibly tangentially
> related to power-sequences-in-DT...
> ...
>> I'm not sure about cap-sdio-irq, it doesn't seem to make a difference
>> for SHIELD Wifi.
> I'd tend to leave it out then.

I will check whether it helps with the latency issues I have noticed and
remove it if it doesn't.


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