C6X: devicetree support
authorMark Salter <msalter@redhat.com>
Tue, 4 Oct 2011 16:12:20 +0000 (12:12 -0400)
committerMark Salter <msalter@redhat.com>
Thu, 6 Oct 2011 23:47:33 +0000 (19:47 -0400)
C6X: devicetree support

This is the basic devicetree support for C6X. Currently, four boards are
supported. Each one uses a different SoC part. Two of the four supported
SoCs are multicore. One with 3 cores and the other with 6 cores. There is
no coherency between the core-level caches, so SMP is not an option. It is
possible to run separate kernel instances on the various cores. There is
currently no C6X bootloader support for device trees so we build in the DTB
for now.

There are some interesting twists to the hardware which are of note for device
tree support. Each core has its own interrupt controller which is controlled
by special purpose core registers. This core controller provides 12 general
purpose prioritized interrupt sources. Each core is contained within a
hardware "module" which provides L1 and L2 caches, power control, and another
interrupt controller which cascades into the core interrupt controller. These
core module functions are controlled by memory mapped registers. The addresses
for these registers are the same for each core. That is, when coreN accesses
a module-level MMIO register at a given address, it accesses the register for
coreN even though other cores would use the same address to access the register
in the module containing those cores. Other hardware modules (timers, enet, etc)
which are memory mapped can be accessed by all cores.

The timers need some further explanation for multicore SoCs. Even though all
timer control registers are visible to all cores, interrupt routing or other
considerations may make a given timer more suitable for use by a core than
some other timer. Because of this and the desire to have the same image run
on more than one core, the timer nodes have a "ti,core-mask" property which
is used by the driver to scan for a suitable timer to use.

Signed-off-by: Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Aurelien Jacquiot <a-jacquiot@ti.com>
Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
17 files changed:
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/clocks.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/dscr.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/emifa.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/interrupt.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/soc.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/c6x/timer64.txt [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/dsk6455.dts [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/evmc6457.dts [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/evmc6472.dts [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/evmc6474.dts [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/tms320c6455.dtsi [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/tms320c6457.dtsi [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/tms320c6472.dtsi [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/dts/tms320c6474.dtsi [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/boot/linked_dtb.S [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/kernel/devicetree.c [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/c6x/platforms/platform.c [new file with mode: 0644]