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QorIQ DPAA Buffer Manager Device Tree Bindings
Copyright (C) 2008 - 2014 Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
- BMan Node
- BMan Private Memory Node
- Example
BMan Node
The Buffer Manager is part of the Data-Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA).
BMan supports hardware allocation and deallocation of buffers belonging to pools
originally created by software with configurable depletion thresholds. This
binding covers the CCSR space programming model
- compatible
Usage: Required
Value type: <stringlist>
Definition: Must include "fsl,bman"
May include "fsl,<SoC>-bman"
- reg
Usage: Required
Value type: <prop-encoded-array>
Definition: Registers region within the CCSR address space
The BMan revision information is located in the BMAN_IP_REV_1/2 registers which
are located at offsets 0xbf8 and 0xbfc
- interrupts
Usage: Required
Value type: <prop-encoded-array>
Definition: Standard property. The error interrupt
- fsl,bman-portals
Usage: Required
Value type: <phandle>
Definition: Phandle to this BMan instance's portals
- fsl,liodn
Usage: See pamu.txt
Value type: <prop-encoded-array>
Definition: PAMU property used for static LIODN assignment
- fsl,iommu-parent
Usage: See pamu.txt
Value type: <phandle>
Definition: PAMU property used for dynamic LIODN assignment
For additional details about the PAMU/LIODN binding(s) see pamu.txt
Devices connected to a BMan instance via Direct Connect Portals (DCP) must link
to the respective BMan instance
- fsl,bman
Usage: Required
Value type: <prop-encoded-array>
Description: List of phandle and DCP index pairs, to the BMan instance
to which this device is connected via the DCP
BMan Private Memory Node
BMan requires a contiguous range of physical memory used for the backing store
for BMan Free Buffer Proxy Records (FBPR). This memory is reserved/allocated as a
node under the /reserved-memory node
The BMan FBPR memory node must be named "bman-fbpr"
- compatible
Usage: required
Value type: <stringlist>
Definition: Must inclide "fsl,bman-fbpr"
The following constraints are relevant to the FBPR private memory:
- The size must be 2^(size + 1), with size = 11..33. That is 4 KiB to
16 GiB
- The alignment must be a muliptle of the memory size
The size of the FBPR must be chosen by observing the hardware features configured
via the Reset Configuration Word (RCW) and that are relevant to a specific board
(e.g. number of MAC(s) pinned-out, number of offline/host command FMan ports,
etc.). The size configured in the DT must reflect the hardware capabilities and
not the specific needs of an application
For additional details about reserved memory regions see reserved-memory.txt
The example below shows a BMan FBPR dynamic allocation memory node
reserved-memory {
#address-cells = <2>;
#size-cells = <2>;
bman_fbpr: bman-fbpr {
compatible = "fsl,bman-fbpr";
alloc-ranges = <0 0 0x10 0>;
size = <0 0x1000000>;
alignment = <0 0x1000000>;
The example below shows a (P4080) BMan CCSR-space node
bportals: bman-portals@ff4000000 {
crypto@300000 {
fsl,bman = <&bman, 2>;
bman: bman@31a000 {
compatible = "fsl,bman";
reg = <0x31a000 0x1000>;
interrupts = <16 2 1 2>;
fsl,liodn = <0x17>;
fsl,bman-portals = <&bportals>;
memory-region = <&bman_fbpr>;
fman@400000 {
fsl,bman = <&bman, 0>;