[PATCHv4 2/9] i2c: mv64xxx: make the registers offset configurable

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 11:03:12 EDT 2013

On 06/12/13 16:44, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi Russel,
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 02:57:35PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:07:11AM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>>> The Allwinner i2c controller uses the same logic as the Marvell one, but
>>> with slightly different register offsets.
>>> Introduce a structure that will be passed by either the pdata or
>>> associated to the compatible strings, and that holds the various
>>> registers that might be needed.
>> I don't like this change.  It introduces further indirection where it's
>> not really necessary, and it's also using platform data to specify this
>> which is in the opposite direction to what's required for moving towards
>> DT.
> Well, some users of this aren't converted to DT, hence why I made the
> changes to the platform_data.

Actually, this is not quite true. Yes of course, there are still users
of non-DT Marvell SoCs and it is still in the progress of full-DT. But
also ppc is using DT, except that they parse it and put in in
platform_data. Reasonable since back then, there was no global DT API

IMHO for the time in between (i.e. now) check for pdev->dev.of_node
and !pdev->dev.platform_data will allow you to distinguish all users

- non-DT has platform_data set only
- ppc DT has of_node and platform_data set
- pure DT has of_node set only

This will allow you to limit your register offset modifications to
Allwinner exclusively and for pure DT (if that is what you want for

Checkout mv643xx_eth in net-next where the above discrimination
strategy was chosen.

>> I'd suggest making the default register offsets be the drivers existing
>> offsets, and allowing it to be overriden.  That nicely sorts out the
>> next comment below, and also gets rid of it in platform data.  Moreover,
>> if you're going to re-use this driver, you should do it via a different
>> "compatible" name in DT, which the driver can then use to identify the
>> different register set layout.
> The logic here will change quite a bit in the next iteration thanks to
> the comments I received.
> I'm now using a platform_device_id structure to match the name of the
> driver just like what was done with the DT in that patchset. This also
> removes the need to add the regs field to the platform data and ...

Also here, if Allwinner is pure DT, you can call some
mv643xx_i2c_of_probe() for pure DT only with the above discrimination.


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