arm: dts: update for 4.2-rcx

Murali Karicheri m-karicheri2 at
Thu Jul 16 09:50:24 PDT 2015

On 07/16/2015 12:40 PM, santosh shilimkar wrote:
> On 7/16/2015 7:53 AM, Murali Karicheri wrote:
>> Santosh,
>> Do you have my patch for ?
>> This one should be applied to v4.2-rc kernel with priority.
>> Please review and do the needful.
> Yes I have it for next merge window. It won't be qualified as a
> fix rather more of enhancement. Do you have also patches for
> board DTS files which enables PCIE. I can queue them together
> for next merge window.
No this is a fix for v4.2-rc. PCIe driver is not complete without having 
a SerDes driver. Currently the version we send is not accepted since the 
config blobs are used. On K2E EVM, this causes problem since the EVM has 
Marvell SATA controller present and with default values in the SerDes 
register, it seems to pass the PCIe link check, but causes issues since 
the configuration is not correct. The manifestation is that when EVM is 
booted with NFS rootfs, the boot hangs. We can't enable PCIe on this EVM 
since to work, SerDes driver has to be present as well. So by default, 
the PCIe DT binding should be disabled in SoC specific DTS. It can be 
enabled in the board specific DTS when the SerDes device driver is also 
present. We plan to upstream a common SerDes driver soon. But at this 
point this has to be disabled by default.

I can provide more details if needed in the patch commit description, 
but I though it is not correct to keep the PCIe DT bindings to be 
enabled in the SoC specific DTS to begin with. So this is a fix for v4.2-rc.


> Regards,
> Santosh

Murali Karicheri
Linux Kernel, Keystone

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