[PATCH 5/5] rtc: at91sam9: add DT bindings documentation

Johan Hovold johan at kernel.org
Wed Sep 10 08:52:36 PDT 2014

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 05:31:14PM +0200, Boris BREZILLON wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:07:02 +0200
> Johan Hovold <johan at kernel.org> wrote:

> > Yes, this essentially what I suggested in the thread (and my last reply)
> > and relying on syscon rather than a custom driver seems like a good
> > idea. It would allow early access to the registers too with the recently
> > proposed changes. It would not guarantee any kind of exclusivity,
> > though, but I guess that's tolerable?
> Yep, that's one of the concern I had with the syscon/regmap
> approach :-(, but I guess I'll give this solution a try and post a new
> version of this series ;-).

Perhaps we should see what Nicolas and Jean-Christophe says before
rushing into anything (again). ;)

I remember J-C considered loosing track of what was using a particular
backup register to be a regression. But I guess you can't have it both
ways (e.g. if you also want the early access soon provided by syscon).

I'll refresh my rtt and gmbr-node patches meanwhile, as they should be
needed in some form at least.

> Can we just leave the rtt as an rtc problem on the side for now and bind
> it to the rtc-at91sam9 driver.
> If we ever decide to add a new driver using the RTT for another purpose
> we will still be able to reference the RTT block like this (and keep
> the existing rtt node definition):
> rtt-based-rtc {
> 	compatible = "atmel,rtt-rtc";
> 	atmel,rtt = <&rtt>;
> 	atmel,time-reg = <&gpbr 0x0>;
> }

But why not do this from the start?

> rtt-based-xdev {
> 	compatible = "atmel,rtt-xdev";
> 	atmel,rtt = <&rtt>;
> 	/*...*/
> }


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