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* Software Delegated Exception Interface (SDEI)
Firmware implementing the SDEI functions described in ARM document number
ARM DEN 0054A ("Software Delegated Exception Interface") can be used by
Linux to receive notification of events such as those generated by
firmware-first error handling, or from an IRQ that has been promoted to
a firmware-assisted NMI.
The interface provides a number of API functions for registering callbacks
and enabling/disabling events. Functions are invoked by trapping to the
privilege level of the SDEI firmware (specified as part of the binding
below) and passing arguments in a manner specified by the "SMC Calling
Convention (ARM DEN 0028B):
r0 => 32-bit Function ID / return value
{r1 - r3} => Parameters
Note that the immediate field of the trapping instruction must be set
to #0.
The SDEI_EVENT_REGISTER function registers a callback in the kernel
text to handle the specified event number.
The sdei node should be a child node of '/firmware' and have required
- compatible : should contain:
* "arm,sdei-1.0" : For implementations complying to SDEI version 1.x.
- method : The method of calling the SDEI firmware. Permitted
values are:
* "smc" : SMC #0, with the register assignments specified in this
* "hvc" : HVC #0, with the register assignments specified in this
firmware {
sdei {
compatible = "arm,sdei-1.0";
method = "smc";