[PATCH v2 0/3] watchdog: K3: Add RTI watchdog support

Jan Kiszka jan.kiszka at siemens.com
Tue Aug 11 16:58:11 CEST 2020

On 11.08.20 16:36, Lokesh Vutla wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> On 11/08/20 6:07 pm, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> On 11.08.20 12:46, Lokesh Vutla wrote:
>>> On 11/08/20 4:12 pm, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> On 11.08.20 12:33, Lokesh Vutla wrote:
>>>>> On 23/06/20 4:45 pm, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>>>> This brings watchdog support for the TI K3 SoCs, derived from the Linux
>>>>>> kernel, augmented with firmware loading as needed on the AM65x.
>>>>>> Tested on the AM65x EVM and the IOT2050 (also AM65x-based, upstream
>>>>>> support will be posted soon).
>>>>>> Changes in v2:
>>>>>>     - keep watchdog powered when handing over to Linux
>>>>>>     - drop unneeded explicit power-on
>>>>>>     - account for RTI firmware locking the power domain
>>>>> Patch 1 and 3 merged applied.
>>>> Thanks. Still taking workable suggestions for loading the firmware.
>>> FIT image is the one that I can think off. Since SPL is loading the FIT image,
>>> SPL_HANDOFF can be used to pass on the loadaddr from SPL to U-Boot and U-Boot
>>> can start the remote cores using this info.
>> OK, just the ensure I got the idea correctly:
>>   - extend struct spl_handoff or arch_spl_handoff with the fit image
>>     loadaddr that spl is processing
> Yes
>>   - stick the watchdog firmware into the u-boot proper fit image
>>     (generated by tools/k3_fit_atf.sh or shipped via the board folder, as
>>     in our case)
> IMHO, not via board folder. k3_fit_atf is used to generate a53 spl images. May

Yeah, right. We also have a fit image for u-boot proper, that confused me.

> be create a new one that packs fit image with u-boot and firmware. Or can you
> check if binman in u-boot works for you?

You mean, pack the u-boot proper with the firmware? Then we could stick 
the result in an signed fit image when needed. And I could read the 
offset of the firmware from the generated dtb - provided binman can deal 
with multiple configurations like we have.


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