[PATCH 0/2] arch: arm: gic-v3-its: stop abusing the device tree

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Thu Oct 28 14:31:13 CEST 2021

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 10:01:34AM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2021 17:54:52 +0100,
> Michael Walle <michael at walle.cc> wrote:
> > 
> > Please stop throwing every ad-hoc information in the device tree. Use the
> > official bindings (or maybe some bindings which will get approved soon).
> > 
> > On the quest of syncing the device tree used in u-boot with the one used in
> > linux, there is this nice piece:
> > 
> > 	gic_lpi_base: syscon at 0x80000000 {
> > 		compatible = "gic-lpi-base";
> > 		reg = <0x0 0x80000000 0x0 0x100000>;
> > 		max-gic-redistributors = <2>;
> > 	};
> > 
> > There is no offical binding for it. Also, the chances that there will be
> > one are virtually zero. We need to get rid of it. In fact, most information
> > there are already known or can be deduced via the offical binding.
> It is not "virtually zero". It is *exactly* zero. This node only shows
> that the author didn't understand the nature of the problem, nor were
> they aware of the existing solution which has been around since July
> 2018. This solution doesn't require any update to the binding, only to
> reserve the memory.
> I really wish people would stop piling crap in u-boot, and that the
> u-boot maintainers would reach out to people familiar with the
> architecture before merging this sort of changes.

I'd be happy to reach out to people if I knew who would be receptive to
spending some of their already I assume overload spare time looking in
to things.  If you're volunteering for "GIC related things" I'd be happy
to CC you when patches come up.  Thanks!

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