Re: [PATCH 4/9] arm64: dts: qcom: msm8916: Reserve firmware memory dynamically

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On 11.09.2023 19:41, Stephan Gerhold wrote:
> Most of the reserved firmware memory on MSM8916 can be relocated when
> respecting the required alignment. To avoid having to precompute the
> reserved memory regions in every board DT, describe the actual
> requirements (size, alignment, alloc-ranges) using the dynamic reserved
> memory allocation.
> This approach has several advantages:
>  1. We can define "templates" for the reserved memory regions in
>     msm8916.dtsi and keep only device-specific details in the board DT.
>     This is useful for the "mpss" region size for example, which varies
>     from device to device. It is no longer necessary to redefine all
>     firmware regions to shift their addresses.
>  2. When some of the functionality (e.g. WCNSS, Modem, Venus) is not
>     enabled or needed for a device, the reserved memory can stay
>     disabled, freeing up the unused reservation for Linux.
>  3. Devices with special requirements for one of the firmware regions
>     are handled automatically. For example, msm8916-longcheer-l8150
>     has non-relocatable "wcnss" firmware that must be loaded exactly
>     at address 0x8b600000. When this is defined as a static region,
>     the other dynamic allocations automatically adjust to a different
>     place with suitable alignment.
> All in all this approach significantly reduces the boilerplate necessary
> to define the different firmware regions, and makes it easier to enable
> functionality on the different devices.
> Signed-off-by: Stephan Gerhold <stephan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---

>  		mpss_mem: mpss@86800000 {
> +			/*
> +			 * The memory region for the mpss firmware is generally
> +			 * relocatable and could be allocated dynamically.
> +			 * However, many firmware versions tend to fail when
> +			 * loaded to some special addresses, so it is hard to
> +			 * define reliable alloc-ranges.
> +			 *
> +			 * alignment = <0x0 0x400000>;
> +			 * alloc-ranges = <0x0 0x86800000 0x0 0x8000000>;
> +			 */
Do we know of any devices that this would actually work on?


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