[PATCH 3/3] clk: meson-g12a: Add EE Clock controller driver

Kevin Hilman khilman at baylibre.com
Mon Jul 16 06:38:29 PDT 2018

Jerome Brunet <jbrunet at baylibre.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2018-07-10 at 09:21 +0800, Yixun Lan wrote:
>> On 07/10/18 05:53, Martin Blumenstingl wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:14 PM Jian Hu <jian.hu at amlogic.com> wrote:


>> > > +
>> > > +static const struct of_device_id clkc_match_table[] = {
>> > > +       { .compatible = "amlogic,g12a-clkc" },
>> > 
>> > I wonder if that should be "amlogic,meson-g12a-clkc" (I know that AXG
>> > and GXBB/GXL/GXM omit the "meson-" prefix, but I am not sure if that's
>> > correct - I'll CC Rob Herring on the dt-bindings patch)
>> > 
>> we're fine with either way, since the g12a is recently new added SoC.
>> but I guess those old compatibles which already exist won't be changed,
>> as it will break the DT
> Yes, I doubt we are going to change the compatibles. With or without the meson
> prefix, I suppose it going to stay that way.

Correct, we will not change existing compatibles.  Adding new ones for
clarity is fine though.

> It is worth thinking about it for new drivers though.
> We already have the "amlogic,", so do we really to prefix even more with "meson-
> "
> Also, if we were really strict about that scheme, should meson8b compatible be
> "amlogic,meson-meson8b-foo-bar" ... the SoC is meson8b, not just 8b after all ?
> For the particular case of the clock controller, I don't care very much, as long
> as the compatible is coherent with documentation.
> I might have a preference for the current compatible ... just for consistency
> with the other clock controllers.

In hindsight, I think using the "meson" prefix was a mistake.  It's
redunant, IMO, but it's how we've been doing things for all the drivers,
except for drivers/clk, which, honestly, I hadn't even noticed until

As Jerome said, I think consistency is an important goal, so leaving off
the "meson-" for drivers/clk is fine with me.

Also for consistency, for the rest of the drivers, keeping "meson-" is
probably the right thing to do.

However, patches would be welcome to add compatibles without the "meson"
for the rest of the drivers & documentation as well, but please do not
remove any compatibles.


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