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authorAshwin Chaugule <ashwin.chaugule@linaro.org>2014-11-12 19:59:38 -0500
committerJassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@linaro.org>2014-11-27 12:51:09 +0530
commit86c22f8c9a3b71d42d38bfcd80372de72f573713 (patch)
treec8e30e35cfd742f46fb8e96a584954e895d4f36b /Documentation
parentmailbox/omap: adapt to the new mailbox framework (diff)
Mailbox: Add support for Platform Communication Channel
ACPI 5.0+ spec defines a generic mode of communication between the OS and a platform such as the BMC. This medium (PCC) is typically used by CPPC (ACPI CPU Performance management), RAS (ACPI reliability protocol) and MPST (ACPI Memory power states). This patch adds PCC support as a Mailbox Controller. As of ACPI v5.1 there is no provision for clients to lookup mailbox controllers in a way that Linux expects. e.g. in DT the clients can list the mailboxes they can associate with in the DT binding and then provide a unique index to lookup a channel within a mailbox. Since the ACPI spec doesn't have anything similar, we introduce a mailbox controller specific API so that when the client calls it, we know to lookup in the context of a specific controller. This also helps in keeping a consistent interface across DT and ACPI for such drivers. This patch implements basic PCC support using the ACPI v5.1 structures. IRQ mode support will be provided as follow up patches. Signed-off-by: Ashwin Chaugule <ashwin.chaugule@linaro.org> Reviewed-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Signed-off-by: Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh@linaro.org>
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