[PATCH] gianfar: prevent resource conflict

Renaud Barbier renaud.barbier at ge.com
Tue Jun 4 13:01:29 EDT 2013

Hello Sacha,
I applied your patch and try it on our mpc8544 based board
with a few modification.
This board uses eTSEC1. This means all 3 regions have the same
base address.

I just did the following update to your patch.
It only maps the eTSEC registers and mdio bus registers.

  static int fsl_phy_init(void)
          add_generic_device("gfar-phy", 0, NULL, MDIO_BASE_ADDR, 0x1000,
                          IORESOURCE_MEM, NULL);
          return 0;


   int fsl_eth_init(int num, struct gfar_info_struct *gf)

          printf("FSL_ETH_INIT: num = %d, 0x%x\n", num - 1,
                          GFAR_BASE_ADDR + (num - 1) * 0x1000);
          add_generic_device("gfar", num - 1, NULL,
                          GFAR_BASE_ADDR + (num - 1) * 0x1000, 0x1000,
                          IORESOURCE_MEM, gf);

           return 0;

I added a few debug messages in request_region and got:

barebox 2013.05.0-00706-g87df6ec-dirty #13 Tue Jun 4 17:17:34 BST 2013

Board: DA923RC

dev_request_mem_region:got resource
request_region:name = gfar-phy0, parent = 1ffa6494
request_region ok: 0xe0024000:0xe0024fff
gfar_phy_probe:phy->regs= e0024000, 0
gfar_phy_probe: id = 0
mdio_bus: miibus0: probed
FSL_ETH_INIT: num = 0, 0xe0024000
dev_request_mem_region:got resource
request_region:name = gfar0, parent = 1ffa6494
request_region: 0xe0024000:0xe0024fff conflicts with 0xe0024000:0xe0024fff
gfar_probe:priv->regs 00000000, 0
gfar_halt:regs = 00000000

Even though, two devices have been added, both have the same parent 
iomem and the same region is compared. A conflict is then detected.
When gfar_probe requests its Ethernet register region, NULL is returned.

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