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[v6,0/2] TTY: add rpmsg tty driver

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Arnaud POULIQUEN Sept. 4, 2019, 1:09 p.m. UTC
This patch set introduces a TTY console on top of the RPMsg framework which
enables the following use cases:
- Provide a console to communicate easily with the remote processor
- Provide an interface to get the remote processor log traces without
  ring buffer limitation.
- Ease the migration from MPU + MCU processors to multi core processors
  (MPU and MCU integrated in one processor)

An alternative of this proposed solution would consist in using the virtio
The drawback with that solution is that it requires a specific virtio buffer
(in addition to the one already used for RPMsg) which does not fit with remote
processors with little memory. The proposed solution allows to multiplex the
console with the other rpmsg services, optimizing the memory.

The first patch adds an API to the rpmsg framework ('get max transmission unit') and the
second one is the rpmsg tty driver itself.

-V5 to V6: 
	minor fixes reported by Suman Anna and sparse tools

-V4 to V5: 
	rework RPMSG channels to offer 2 modes: with and without flow control
	  - remove the use of the first message byte to differentiate data and control
	  - allow communication without flow control using a single RPMsg channel
	  - implement flow control with creating of 2 endpoints
		- default one for the control
		- second one for the data
	  - data endpoint address is transmitted to the remote side trougnt the control channel

-V3 to V4: 
	- reformat documentation in rst format
	- use tty_insert_flip_string_fixed_flag helper
	- suppress some poinrter check (overprotection)
	- move low_latency set from probe to activate ops. 
	- various corrections and improvements relative to Jiri's comments 

-V2 to V3:
	- suppress error return on rpmsg callback as not tested in rpmsg framework
	- change some flow messages level to debug
	- add missing out of memory checks

-V1 to V2:
	- modify message structure to allow to data transmission but also
	flow control
	- add documentation file to describe message structure for remote
	- add dtr/rts management
	- disable termios modes that generates non optimized behavior on RPMsg
	- replace rpmsg_send by rpmsg_trysend to not block the write
	- suppress useless spinlock on read
	- miscellaneous fixes to improve robustness

Arnaud Pouliquen (2):
  rpmsg: core: add API to get message length
  tty: add rpmsg driver

 Documentation/serial/tty_rpmsg.rst |  45 ++++
 drivers/rpmsg/rpmsg_core.c         |  21 ++
 drivers/rpmsg/rpmsg_internal.h     |   2 +
 drivers/rpmsg/virtio_rpmsg_bus.c   |  10 +
 drivers/tty/Kconfig                |   9 +
 drivers/tty/Makefile               |   1 +
 drivers/tty/rpmsg_tty.c            | 418 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 include/linux/rpmsg.h              |  10 +
 8 files changed, 516 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/serial/tty_rpmsg.rst
 create mode 100644 drivers/tty/rpmsg_tty.c