[PATCH 04/14] bus: mvebu-mbus: Add static window allocation to the DT binding

Ezequiel Garcia ezequiel.garcia at free-electrons.com
Wed Jun 12 17:36:21 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 03:26:42PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 06:12:22PM -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
> > 
> > This departs considerably from what I'm aiming right now.
> > 
> > Are you suggesting to not put *any* mapping in the mbus 'ranges' node in
> > the DT (other than internal-regs)?
> My view is that the ranges should be respected. If an address is
> present, it should be used, unless there is a conflict.
> If no address is present (unclear why anyone would do this, but OK)
> then demand allocate via the linux resource allocator through the
> of_bus stuff seems reasonable to me..
> Just to re-iterate Arnd's earlier comment: The DT representation
> must handle dynamic allocation, but we can defer implementing the
> kernel side until there is a need.
> It isn't clear to me there is a need.....

Right. And just to confirm: this kernel side dynamic implementation
will be completely independent of the MBus DT layout proposal.
So I think it's best to agree on this binding first.

I'll post a v2 with the progress I've made using the preprocessor.
Ezequiel García, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android Engineering

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