[PATCH v4 3/5] net: ethernet: cpsw: introduce ti,am3352-cpsw compatible string

Mugunthan V N mugunthanvnm at ti.com
Mon Aug 26 01:59:43 EDT 2013

On Saturday 24 August 2013 01:24 AM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
> On Friday 23 August 2013 02:29 PM, Mugunthan V N wrote:
>> On Friday 23 August 2013 11:40 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>> On Friday 23 August 2013 01:39 PM, Sekhar Nori wrote:
>>>> On 8/23/2013 10:58 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>> On Friday 23 August 2013 01:24 PM, Daniel Mack wrote:
>>>>>> On 23.08.2013 19:19, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>>> On Friday 23 August 2013 01:09 PM, Sekhar Nori wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 8/23/2013 10:26 PM, Santosh Shilimkar wrote:
>>>>>>>>> So just stick the IP version or call it cpsw-v1... cpsw-v2 etc.
>>>>>>>> If this could be handled using IP version then the right way would be to
>>>>>>>> just read the IP version from hardware and use it. No need of DT property.
>>>>>>> Thats fine as well but I thought the patch needed additional properties like
>>>>>>> CM reg-address come from DT and hence the separate compatible. If you can
>>>>>>> manage without that, thats even better.
>>>>>> We can't, that's the whole point :)
>>>>> I saw that from the patch :)
>>>>>> Well, theoretically, we could for now, but that's not a clean solution.
>>>>>> Again: the problem here is that the control port is separated from the
>>>>>> cpsw core, and so we have to implement something specific for the AM3352
>>>>>> SoC. I know that's a violation of clean and generic driver ideas, but
>>>>>> there's no way we can assume that every cpsw v2 ip block has a control
>>>>>> port that is compatible to the one found on am335x chips.
>>>>> But there is a possibility that other SOC will just use the same
>>>>> control module approach. So using a revision IP is just fine. BTW,
>>>> But this is misleading because it makes appear like the same compatible
>>>> can be used on on another SoC like DRA7 which probably has the same
>>>> version of IP but a different control module implementation, when in
>>>> practice it cannot.
>>>> The fact is we are doing something SoC specific in the driver and we
>>>> cannot hide that behind IP versions. If really in practice there comes
>>>> another SoC with the same control module definition then it can always
>>>> use ti,am3352-cpsw compatible as well. The compatible name does not
>>>> preclude its usage.
>>> My point was the CPSW needs a feature which is implemented using
>>> control module rather than within the IP itself. Its an implementation
>>> detail. As such the additional feature makes sense for that IP. O.w
>>> there was no need to do any monkeying with control module.
>>> E.g
>>> MMC card detect is a basic functionality, implemented by various types
>>> like control module, PMIC or MMC IP itself. As such the driver need
>>> that support and all the implementation details needs to still handled
>>> to make that part work.
>> CPSW core as such understands only GMII/MII signals, there is an
>> additional module which converts GMII/MII signals to RGMII/RMII signals
>> respectively which is called as CPRGMII/CPRMII as specified in the
>> AM335x TRM in Figure 14-1. Ethernet Switch Integration.
>> So to control this sub-module, the control register is used and this has
>> to be configured according to the EVM design like what mode of phy is
>> connected. CPRGMII and CPRMII is no way related to CPSW core.
> Ok then why are you polluting cpsw driver with that code which
> not realted to CPSW as you said above. You are contradicting what
> you said by supporting the SOC usage in the core CPSW driver.
This patch series is not from me and because of the reason I mentioned
about control module driver, so that cpsw driver can make use control
module apis to select phy mode and control module driver takes care of
SoC specific register offsets and definitions, but now it is not
possible as it is not acceptable in mainline. So other way is to keep
these in driver itself as it is done in this patch series with SoC

Mugunthan V N

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