IPCC device tree configuration

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Applicable for STM32MP15x lines

1. Article purpose[edit source]

This article explains how to configure the IPCC internal peripheral controlled by the Linux Mailbox framework.

The configuration is performed using the device tree mechanism that provides a hardware description of the IPCC peripheral, used by the STM32 IPCC Linux driver.

2. DT bindings documentation[edit source]

The IPCC internal peripheral is represented by:

  • The Generic mailbox device tree bindings[1]
  • The STM32 IPCC device tree bindings[2]

3. DT configuration[edit source]

This hardware description is a combination of the STM32 microprocessor device tree files (.dtsi extension) and the board device tree files (.dts extension). See the Device tree for an explanation of the device tree file split.

STM32CubeMX can be used to generate the board device tree. Refer to How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX for more details.

3.1. DT configuration (STM32 level)[edit source]

The IPCC peripheral node is located in stm32mp151.dtsi [3] file.

ipcc: mailbox@4c001000 {
	compatible = "st,stm32mp1-ipcc";
	#mbox-cells = <1>;
	reg = <0x4c001000 0x400>;
	st,proc-id = <0>;
	interrupts-extended =
		<&exti 61 1>,
	interrupt-names = "rx", "tx";
	clocks = <&rcc IPCC>;
	power-domains = <&pd_core>;
	status = "disabled";
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This device tree part is related to STM32 microprocessors. It must be kept as it is, without being modified by the end-user.

3.2. DT configuration (board level)[edit source]

This part is used to enable the IPCC hardware on a board:

&ipcc {
	status = "okay";

3.3. DT configuration examples[edit source]

Below is an example of the remoteproc client using three mailbox channels:

&m4_rproc {
	mboxes = <&ipcc 0>, <&ipcc 1>, <&ipcc 2>;
	mbox-names = "vq0", "vq1", "shutdown";

4. How to configure the DT using STM32CubeMX[edit source]

The STM32CubeMX tool can be used to configure the STM32MPU device and get the corresponding platform configuration device tree files.
The STM32CubeMX may not support all the properties described in the above DT bindings documentation paragraph. In such a case, the tool inserts user sections in the generated device tree. These sections can then be edited to add some properties and they are preserved from one generation to another. Refer to STM32CubeMX user manual for more information.

5. References[edit source]

Refer to the following links for additional information: