[PATCH] ARM: dts: sun7i: Add dts file for pcDuino 3 Nano board

Maxime Ripard maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com
Tue Jan 27 09:00:35 PST 2015

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 01:59:31PM +0000, Adam Sampson wrote:
> Hi Maxime,
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:09:21AM +0100, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > If you read Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt, the pattern to follow is:
> > "devicename:colour:function"
> > so it should rather be pcduino3-nano:green:usr1 and usr2, or some
> > other thing.
> How about pcduino3-nano:green:usr-led3/4? Or ...:usr1/2, and a comment
> in the .dts explaining how they're labelled on the board?

The latter looks better yes. tx and rx would do too, if you know what
tx and what rx we're talking about here.

> There are a couple of other sunxi boards that have the same problem
> (multiple user-controllable LEDs of the same colour):
> sun4i-a10-marsboard.dts: label = "marsboard:red1:usr";
> sun4i-a10-marsboard.dts: label = "marsboard:red2:usr";
> sun4i-a10-marsboard.dts: label = "marsboard:red3:usr";
> sun4i-a10-marsboard.dts: label = "marsboard:red4:usr";
> sun9i-a80-optimus.dts: label = "optimus:led2:usr";
> sun9i-a80-optimus.dts: label = "optimus:led4:usr";

Thing is, it's too late for those. If we change the label, we would
break the user space scripts that might depend on these names.

> > > More generally, is it correct to add nodes like these (uart2, spi0,
> > > i2c2) for features that appear on the Arduino GPIO headers?
> > If those pins are specifically dedicated to this feature, then yes.
> They're multipurpose pins on Arduino-compatible headers:
> http://learn.linksprite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/pcDuino3-Nano_header-Model.jpg
> How you want them to be configured will depend on what you have plugged
> in; for example, some Arduino add-on boards will expect J11 P1/2 to be
> serial RX/TX and some will expect them to be GPIOs. So should we
> configure i2c2 etc. by default (and let the user turn them into GPIOs
> if required), or just provide the GPIOs (and require the user to adjust
> the .dts)?

None of the above, if there's no hardware default, we won't enforce
any default either. This is a case for the DT overlays.


Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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