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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] of: create of_root if no dtb provided
Le Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:44:07 -0500,
Frank Rowand <frowand.list@gmail.com> a écrit :

> On 6/24/22 08:13, Clément Léger wrote:
> > Le Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:43:26 -0500,
> > frowand.list@gmail.com a écrit :
> >
> >>
> >> +/*
> >> + * __dtb_empty_root_begin[] magically created by cmd_dt_S_dtb in
> >> + * scripts/Makefile.lib
> >> + */
> >> +extern void *__dtb_empty_root_begin;
> >> +
> >> /*
> >> * of_fdt_limit_memory - limit the number of regions in the /memory node
> >> * @limit: maximum entries
> >> @@ -1332,8 +1338,13 @@ bool __init early_init_dt_scan(void *params)
> >> */
> >> void __init unflatten_device_tree(void)
> >> {
> >
> > Hi Frank,
> >
> > This function is only defined when CONFIG_OF_EARLY_FLATTREE is enabled.
>
> More precisely, only if CONFIG_OF_FLATTREE is enabled. But that would
> most likely be seleved by CONFIG_OF_EARLY_FLATTREE, so in practice the
> issue you raise is valid.
>
> > Which means that on platforms that do not select this, the default
> > empty device-tree creation will not be done.
>
> Yes, so platforms that need this functionality need to select this
> option.

Yes, but this seems a bit odd because this is not really a early
flattree that is provided by the firmware. This simply allows to have a
working support for overlays (As a "side effect" I agree).

>
> >
> > This configuration option is selected by the platform and not by the
> > user. On x86, only one config enables this (X86_INTEL_CE) which means
> > this won't work on all the other platforms even if CONFIG_OF is
> > selected. I would need this to work by only selected CONFIG_OF.
>
> Maybe this means that CONFIG_OF should be changed to select
> CONFIG_OF_FLATTREE. Any opinions on this Rob?
>
> > That's why I decided to add the of_root creation in of_core_init()
> > using a function (of_fdt_unflatten()) that is provided if CONFIG_OF is
> > defined.
>
> I mentioned this in response to the previous patch series, but will
> repeat here for those who might not have read that email thread.
>
> I do not want the root live tree to be created buy different code in
> different places; I want one central place where this occurs. When
> the tree can be created in multiple places by different code blocks,
> it becomes more difficult to understand the code and more likely that
> one of the tree creation code blocks is not updated when another is.

Understood, my point was more about the fact that I did not wanted to
select CONFIG_OF_FLATTREE to be able to use that support which does not
seems entirely tied to having a "early flattree".

Thanks,

Clément

>
> >
> >> - __unflatten_device_tree(initial_boot_params, NULL, &of_root,
> >> + if (!initial_boot_params) {
> >> + initial_boot_params = (void *) __dtb_empty_root_begin;
> >> + unflatten_and_copy_device_tree();
> >> + } else {
> >> + __unflatten_device_tree(initial_boot_params, NULL, &of_root,
> >> early_init_dt_alloc_memory_arch, false);
> >> + }
> >>
> >> /* Get pointer to "/chosen" and "/aliases" nodes for use everywhere */
> >> of_alias_scan(early_init_dt_alloc_memory_arch);
> >> @@ -1373,6 +1384,12 @@ void __init unflatten_and_copy_device_tree(void)
> >> unflatten_device_tree();
> >> }
> >>
> >> +void __init setup_of(void)
> >> +{
> >> + if (!of_root)
> >> + unflatten_device_tree();
> >> +}
> >> +
> >> #ifdef CONFIG_SYSFS
> >> static ssize_t of_fdt_raw_read(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
> >> struct bin_attribute *bin_attr,
> >> diff --git a/include/linux/of_fdt.h b/include/linux/of_fdt.h
> >> index d69ad5bb1eb1..4566876db351 100644
> >> --- a/include/linux/of_fdt.h
> >> +++ b/include/linux/of_fdt.h
> >> @@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ extern const void *of_flat_dt_match_machine(const void *default_match,
> >> /* Other Prototypes */
> >> extern void unflatten_device_tree(void);
> >> extern void unflatten_and_copy_device_tree(void);
> >> +extern void setup_of(void);
> >> extern void early_init_devtree(void *);
> >> extern void early_get_first_memblock_info(void *, phys_addr_t *);
> >> #else /* CONFIG_OF_EARLY_FLATTREE */
> >> @@ -91,6 +92,7 @@ static inline void early_init_fdt_reserve_self(void) {}
> >> static inline const char *of_flat_dt_get_machine_name(void) { return NULL; }
> >> static inline void unflatten_device_tree(void) {}
> >> static inline void unflatten_and_copy_device_tree(void) {}
> >> +static inline void of_setup(void) {}
> >
>
> > Shouldn't this be setup_of(void) ?
>
> Yes, thanks! Will fix.
>
> One other thing I need to do is test this patch on a user mode linux
> kernel.
>
> -Frank
>



--
Clément Léger,
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineer at Bootlin
https://bootlin.com

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