Hi Karol,
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation.
Its indeed very well explained and seems like a great approach 
to remove the hard codings.
I will go ahead with this implementation and post the updated patch.

Regards
Arun

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Karol Lewandowski <k.lewando...@samsung.com> 
wrote:
> On 08/28/2012 07:08 PM, Arun Kumar K wrote:
>
>> Hi Karol,
>> Thanks for your comments.
>> Please find my response inline.
>
> Hi... and sorry for so much delayed response.
>
>>>> +
>>>> +static void __init exynos5_reserve(void)
>>>> +{
>>>> +     s5p_mfc_reserve_mem(0x43000000, 8 << 20, 0x51000000, 8 << 20);
>>>
>>>
>>> I think it would make sense to make this memory reservation dependent
>>> on "mfc*" node being present in DTS.  It's to early to use of_* functions
>>> (because tree is not populated at this stage) but fdt_* family of functions
>>> work just fine.
>>>
>>
>> As I can see the fdt_* functions are not used in any of the ARM based SoC
>> init codes. Though I can see some references in powerpc.
>> The implementation and includes are present in arch/arm/boot/compressed/
>> which I think cannot be used directly in mach-exynos unless we make some
>> comon makefile changes.
>
>
> It looks like I was writing from memory, and I actually mixed things
> up.  To be clear this time - we can't use regular device tree handling
> functions in reserve() as it's too early.  Namely, flattened device tree
> is not yet converted to kernel's-natural representation.  However,
> I think we can scan fdt just fine.  To do so one just needs to use
> functions declared here
>
>   #include <linux/of_fdt.h>
>
> Actual architecture-independent code is in drivers/of/fdt.c.  This
> provides of_fdt_ family of functions. Please see below for example.
>
>
>> Please clarify whether its ok to use fdt_* functions to parse the dts in
>> exynos machine init or please point me to some sample implementations
>> which I can refer to.
>
>
> It should be ok to use anything that works on flattened device tree
> rather than its uncompressed version.  I've experimented a bit and
> something like this worked for me just fine (it was around 3.3-kernel
> timeframe, but I don't think that fdt api has changed):
>
> [mach-exynos4-dt.c]
>
> #include <linux/of_fdt.h>
>
> int fdt_find_compat(unsigned long node, const char *uname, int depth, void 
> *data)
> {
>         if (of_flat_dt_is_compatible(node, (char *)data))
>                 return 1;
>
>         return 0;
> }
>
> static void __init exynos4210_dt_reserve(void)
> {
>         /* Reserve memory for MFC only if it's available */
>         if (of_scan_flat_dt(fdt_find_compat, "samsung,s5pv210-mfc")) {
>                 printk(KERN_NOTICE "exynos4-dt: mfc device node found - 
> setting up memory area for dma\n");
>                 s5p_mfc_reserve_mem(0x43000000, 8 << 20, 0x51000000, 8 << 20);
>         }
> }
>
> [.dts]
>
>  codec@some-addr {
>       compatible = "samsung,s5pv210-mfc";
>  };
>
>
> So, in above code fragment I just check if mfc was defined in dts.
> This could probably stay as it is.
>
> Then I allocate _predefined_ region - and this part should be fixed.
>
> If you have nodes like "mfc-r-size"/offset, then you could just get
> this information directly from (f)dt rather than hardcoding it in the code.
> Precisely, after we find compatible node we could do something like
> following (untested):
>
> unsigned long lsize, loff, rsize, roff len;
> __be32 *prop;
>
> prop = of_get_flat_dt_prop(node, "samsung,mfc-l-size", &len);
> if (!prop)
>    return;
> lsize = of_read_ulong(prop, len/4);
> ...
>
> Regards,
> --
> Karol Lewandowski | Samsung Poland R&D Center | Linux/Platform
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