[PATCH] PCI: keystone: update to support multiple pci ports
arnd at arndb.de
Tue Sep 9 03:24:48 PDT 2014
On Monday 08 September 2014 11:52:47 Murali Karicheri wrote:
> On 09/05/2014 05:11 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > But the driver can only do root complex mode, and we would probably
> > want a completely different driver if we were to start supporting
> > endpoint mode.
> Good point! I will drop index#2 handling in the driver code and will
> handle the same in boot loader. But I have a question though. The
> original driver which is queued up for merge to v3.18 has index #2 for
> this reg offset and is documented in the DT documentation as
> index 2 is the base address and length of PCI mode configuration
> index 3 is the base address and length of PCI device ID register.
> Will this create any issue in terms of backward compatibility if I
> remove it and move index3 to index2 and update the code for the same? I
> assume since this patch also will likely be on the next branch soon, and
> gets merged together with original driver to v3.18, this should be fine.
> But for some reason, if this patch doesn't make to v3.18, then won't
> this break the backward compatibility?
> I think the other option is document index2 as obsolete and update the
> document and remove the code for handling it. Any suggestion?
Since the driver is not merged into Linus' tree yet and (more importantly)
has not been in a release yet, we can still fix it. Please just send a
patch on top to remove it now, it's not too late yet.
More information about the linux-arm-kernel