[PATCH v2 2/5] ARM: zynq: dt: Convert to preprocessor includes

Mike Looijmans mike.looijmans at topic.nl
Mon Apr 7 05:17:24 PDT 2014

On 04/07/2014 07:58 AM, Michal Simek wrote:
> Hi Soren,
> On 04/05/2014 01:14 AM, Soren Brinkmann wrote:
>> Convert all Zynq DT files to the dtc preprocessor include syntax.
>> This allows to include header files in the devicetrees like other
>> SoC-types already do.
>> Inspired-by: Steffen Trumtrar <s.trumtrar at pengutronix.de>
>> (http://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg319832.html)
>> Signed-off-by: Soren Brinkmann <soren.brinkmann at xilinx.com>
> These 4 patches needs more wider discussion if this is helpful or
> not. Currently I can't see any value in it because everything
> is just generated and fixed. I think I had the same discussion
> with Laurent some weeks ago regarding this.

I would be kinda neutral here. I'd consider it helpful, it improves 
readability (regardless of whether they are generated or hand crafted). That's 
convenient for things like interrupt sensitivity, I can't remember whether 4 
is level or edge type. On the other hand, the clock indices are just as much 
magic numbers as the memory addresses. If I suspect an error in that area, I'd 
start by lokking in /sys/kernel/debug/clk but wouldn't start in the DT.

> IRC the origin idea to use this was especially for people who
> writing these DTS by hand which is not our case - at least
> for majority of our customers.

I write them by hand. Is there any other way?


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