[PATCH] ARM: omap_hwmod: Fix up resource names when booted with devicetree

Benoit Cousson b-cousson at ti.com
Thu Sep 6 03:37:29 EDT 2012

Hi Vaibhav,

On 09/05/2012 10:05 PM, Vaibhav Hiremath wrote:
> On 9/5/2012 7:57 PM, Benoit Cousson wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> On 08/24/2012 06:20 PM, Peter Ujfalusi wrote:
>>> Hi Paul,
>>> On 08/24/2012 06:38 PM, Paul Walmsley wrote:
>>>> Do we need both this one and your '[PATCH] driver core: Check if r->name 
>>>> is valid in platform_get_resource_byname()' ?  Or would that second patch 
>>>> be enough?  Is the crash happening in the platform_get_resource_byname() 
>>>> iterator?
>>> The crash happens in platform_get_resource_byname(). What I see as a problem
>>> that when we boot without DT the r->name is configured for the hwmods. If we
>>> boot with DT we discard the resources created by the OF (which also have the
>>> r->name configured). We replace the resources from hwmods but we do not fix up
>>> the resource names (which is done in other cases).
>>> I have sent the patch for the drivers core as well since I think it is a good
>>> practice anyway to check for NULL pointer before strcmp().
>>> Either is good, but IMHO we should fix this in omap_hwmod (at least).
>> Yes, clearly we do have a corner case today due to the mix of hwmod /
>> DTS resource management.
>> - Legacy boot + hwmod resources is OK
>> - DTS boot with DTS resources will be OK
>> - DTS boot with hwmod resources is not OK since the resource name will
>>   not be populated in the case resources are not named :-(
>> If you are OK, I'll take that patch along with Vaibhav one to handle
>> properly the resources from DTS long with the DTS patches I'm queuing
>> for 3.7.
> Benoit,
> Note that this patch will add device name to all resources, since none
> of the resource will have name property and may break drivers;
> especially after my patch which respects DT resources.

So you do have to add the name in the DTS if the driver is expecting that.

> Also I just read the thread you started sometime back on _byname api,
> not sure that was the conclusion, but it seems like it is not
> recommended to use _byname. The driver should be fixed while converting
> to DT.

No the DT name for reg and interrupt was accepted and Peter is taking advantage on that.
The only missing binding is the DMA now.

Here is what Peter did.

 			compatible = "ti,omap4-mcpdm";
 			reg = <0x40132000 0x7f>, /* MPU private access */
 			      <0x49032000 0x7f>; /* L3 Interconnect */
+			reg-names = "mpu", "dma";
 			interrupts = <0 112 0x4>;
 			interrupt-parent = <&gic>;
 			ti,hwmods = "mcpdm";


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