How to handle named resources with DT?

Scott Wood scottwood at
Tue Aug 9 14:26:29 EDT 2011

On 08/09/2011 12:47 PM, Cousson, Benoit wrote:
> On 8/9/2011 7:23 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
>> There is no analogous mechanism for _byname in the device tree.  The
>> DT binding for a device must explicitly state what order the register
>> ranges are in.  The driver will need to be adapted.
> That seems to be a small regression for my point of view. Relying on the
> order is not super safe. This is not very readable either. That's for
> that exact reason that we changed our drivers to use
> platform_get_resource_byname. That's probably the reason why that API is
> there as well.
> For the same IP, the number of entries can vary depending of the SoC
> revision.
> By using the _byname, we can check if the resource is there or not
> without having to care about the position.

You could have a named u32 property that contains the reg index, e.g.:

dev {
	reg = <0x20000 0x200 0x24000 0x200>;
	foo-reg = <0>;
	bar-reg = <1>;


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