[PATCH] ARM: SPEAr600: Add device-tree support to SPEAr600 boards
arnd at arndb.de
Wed Mar 14 09:27:00 EDT 2012
On Wednesday 14 March 2012, Stefan Roese wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 March 2012 10:48:44 Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > I would suggest you convert these to DT next so you can remove the
> > > > amba_devs list. Which devices are these? If they are pl061 and
> > > > pl010/pl011, the binding should be really easy to do.
> > >
> > > Yes. I really wanted to do that. But from a quick look at the pl011
> > > driver (drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c), this driver doesn't support DT
> > > probing. I might have missed something here though. And ideas?
> > amba primecell devices don't actually need to register to a "compatible"
> > property, they are probed using the primecell ID, and the device tree
> > is just used to tell the system about memory and IRQ resources.
> Ahh, I see. Let me see, if I can get this working...
I just saw that there is a patch series for pl061 that Rob Herring did at
Please have a look at that branch first.
> > Don't worry about the the gpio and uart devices if they are not in the
> > first initial version. I do think that they should be done fairly soon
> > though, before we get into most of the other devices.
> > It's ok if you put a lot of the other devices in the dts file though,
> > like the ethernet device, it gives a better overview of what is actually
> > there, even if the driver does not actually use it yet.
> My initial idea was to push the devices once their DT support is accepted.
> Otherwise the bindings are still not settled.
Right, that makes sense. However, you can add a property containing
status = "disabled;
so that the device is visible in the source but no platform device gets
generated. That would have no consequences at run time but can be helpful
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