The Software Delegated Exception Interface (SDEI) is an ARM standard
for registering callbacks from the platform firmware into the OS.
This is typically used to implement RAS notifications, or from an
IRQ that has been promoted to a firmware-assisted NMI.

Add a new devicetree binding to describe the SDE firmware interface.

Signed-off-by: James Morse <>
Changes since v1:
* Added bound IRQ description for binding,
* Reference SMC-CC, not 'AAPCS like'
* Move sdei node under firmware node (and the file path)

 .../devicetree/bindings/arm/firmware/sdei.txt      | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/firmware/sdei.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/firmware/sdei.txt 
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+* Software Delegated Exception Interface (SDEI)
+Firmware implementing the SDEI functions described in ARM document number
+ARM DEN 0054A ("Software Delegated Exception Interface") can be used by
+Linux to receive notification of events such as those generated by
+firmware-first error handling, or from an IRQ that has been promoted to
+a firmware-assisted NMI.
+The interface provides a number of API functions for registering callbacks
+and enabling/disabling events. Functions are invoked by trapping to the
+privilege level of the SDEI firmware (specified as part of the binding
+below) and passing arguments in a manner specified by the "SMC Calling
+Convention (ARM DEN 0028B):
+        r0             => 32-bit Function ID / return value
+       {r1 - r3}       => Parameters
+Note that the immediate field of the trapping instruction must be set
+to #0.
+The SDEI_EVENT_REGISTER function registers a callback in the kernel
+text to handle the specified event number.
+The sdei node should be a childe node of '/firmware' and have required
+ - compatible    : should contain:
+       * "arm,sdei-1.0" : For implementations complying to SDEI version 1.x.
+ - method        : The method of calling the SDEI firmware. Permitted
+                   values are:
+       * "smc" : SMC #0, with the register assignments specified in this
+                 binding.
+       * "hvc" : HVC #0, with the register assignments specified in this
+                 binding.
+       firmware {
+               sdei {
+                       compatible      = "arm,sdei-1.0";
+                       method          = "smc";
+               };
+       };

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