[PATCH v2 2/2] USB: doc: Binding document for ehci-platform driver

Alan Stern stern at rowland.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 25 10:36:14 EDT 2012

On Thu, 25 Oct 2012, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 08:55:27AM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> > >> So by listing "usb-ehci" in its device ID table, a driver would
> > >> essentially be saying that it can handle _all_ USB EHCI controllers.  
> > 
> > 
> > Actually, it means that the driver can handle at least USB EHCI
> > controllers that are 100% compatible with the EHCI spec (requiring
> > nothing extra).  The driver might be able to handle almost-compatible
> > controllers, possibly with the help of additional properties.
> > 
> > If a DT node lists "usb-ehci" as a "fallback", it's not guaranteed that
> > a given version of that driver will work, but it's worth a try in the
> > event that no more-specific driver is matched.
> Not sure fallback is a good term here. The of parses the compatible from left
> to right. If the device specific entry is not found (in the driver) then end
> up with usb-ehci. If we need a quirk later on we add the device specific entry
> to the driver (which will match before usb-ehci is found) and we could use
> this entry to apply the quirk. That way you can apply quirks without touch the
> firmware / device tree.

What happens if the drivers get probed in the wrong order?  That is, if 
ehci-platform gets probed before ehci-spear (or whatever)?

Alan Stern

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