[PATCH 01/15] drivers: phy: add generic PHY framework

Kishon Vijay Abraham I kishon at ti.com
Thu Jul 25 01:11:15 EDT 2013


On Thursday 25 July 2013 12:02 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 July 2013, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>> On Tuesday 23 of July 2013 17:14:20 Alan Stern wrote:
>>> On Tue, 23 Jul 2013, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>>>> Where would you want to have those phy_address arrays stored? There
>>>> are no board files when booting with DT. Not even saying that you
>>>> don't need to use any hacky schemes like this when you have DT that
>>>> nicely specifies relations between devices.
>>> If everybody agrees DT has a nice scheme for specifying relations
>>> between devices, why not use that same scheme in the PHY core?
>> It is already used, for cases when consumer device has a DT node attached. 
>> In non-DT case this kind lookup translates loosely to something that is 
>> being done in regulator framework - you can't bind devices by pointers, 
>> because you don't have those pointers, so you need to use device names.
> Sorry for jumping in to the middle of the discussion, but why does a *new*
> framework even bother defining an interface for board files?
> Can't we just drop any interfaces for platform data passing in the phy
> framework and put the burden of adding those to anyone who actually needs
> them? All the platforms we are concerned with here (exynos and omap,
> plus new platforms) can be booted using DT anyway.

The OMAP3 platforms still needs to be supported for non-dt :-s


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