[PATCH] serial: i.MX: evaluate linux,stdout-path property
s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Thu Oct 4 09:12:42 EDT 2012
On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 07:44:45AM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On 10/04/2012 05:39 AM, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> > devicetrees may have the linux,stdout-path property to specify the
> > console. This patch adds support to the i.MX serial driver for this.
> > Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de>
> > ---
> > I was originally looking for a more generic way to handle this, but
> > since a struct console has no device associated to it, it's not
> > possible to match a console with a device in a generic way. So we
> Could we add a device ptr to struct console?
I think not. Looking at some drivers they register a console very early
when there is no device available (even if there will be a device later
when the uart driver probes)
> > #ifdef CONFIG_OF
> > /*
> > + * Check if this device matches the linux,stdout-path property
> > + * in the chosen node. return true if yes, false otherwise
> > + */
> > +static int serial_imx_is_stdoutpath(struct platform_device *pdev)
> Couldn't this function be generic? Just move
> IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_SERIAL_IMX_CONSOLE) outside this function. Arguably,
> the presence of the property or not could replace the config option all
> And use a struct device so this can work with devices other than
> platform devices (i.e. amba).
Ok, makes sense.
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