HEADS UP: Cavium ThunderX support in the tree

Andrew Turner andrew at fubar.geek.nz
Fri Nov 6 14:45:44 UTC 2015

On Fri, 6 Nov 2015 13:10:10 +0100
Zbigniew Bodek <zbb at semihalf.com> wrote:

> 2015-11-06 12:36 GMT+01:00 Andrew Turner <andrew at fubar.geek.nz>:
> > On Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:23:11 +0100
> > Zbigniew Bodek <zbb at semihalf.com> wrote:
> >> Secondly, EFI that runs on the board needs to pass the correct DTB
> >> to the kernel (it has to have PCIB, BGX, MDIO, PHYs nodes and they
> >> need to be in the correct order [MDIO needs to attach before
> >> BGX]).  
> > If this is the case the code is broken. It should just work with
> > the vendor dtb and GENERIC.  
> Thanks for quick evaluation but please see comment below.
> >
> > We already have to handle this in other parts of the code by having
> > the dependent drivers on an earlier pass than later drivers.  
> MDIO is a platform device whereas BGX, NICPF (physical function) and
> NICVF (virtual function) are devices on PCI.
> Therefore if the PCIB is placed prior to MDIO in DTB all devices on
> this PCI bridge will be attached before MDIO is attached.
> As far as I know there is no straightforward way to create a logical
> relation between device on PCI and platform devices enumerated using
> DTB.
> That is why we asked Cavium to change the order in their DTBs.
> Of course if you know how to workaround that I would be happy to apply
> this change to "unbreak" the existing code.

No need, I've fixed it in r290448.


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