[PATCH v9 4/6] Documentation: DT: PL011: hi6220: add compatible string for Hisilicon designed UART

Bintian bintian.wang at huawei.com
Tue Jun 2 04:46:07 PDT 2015

Hello Russell,

On 2015/6/2 19:24, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 02, 2015 at 06:55:20PM +0800, Bintian wrote:
>> On 2015/6/2 16:59, Linus Walleij wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 3:50 AM, Bintian Wang <bintian.wang at huawei.com> wrote:
>>>> Hisilicon does some performance enhancements based on PL011(e.g. larger
>>>> FIFO length), so add one compatible string "hisilicon,hi6220-uart" for
>>> That compatible string in the commit message is not even
>>> the same as in the patch.
>> The UART0 is PL011 compatible, the UART1/2 have some performance
>> enhancements features, so based on Mark's suggestion and I add this
>> compatible string just for future use.
> Please don't submit it with this series.
> This patch should not be part of this series, it should be part of the
> series which modifies the PL011 driver, so it can be reviewed along with
> those changes.
I agree with you and it's OK to me to remove this patch now.

Could you help to ack the reset patches or I should send the version 10
without this patch?

> Until then, I'm going to NAK this patch.
> The thing that worries me though is that the subject line says this
> is a "Hisilicon *designed* UART".  If Hisilicon _designed_ this UART,
> presumably they have changed the *vendor* field of the UART ID _not_
> to indicate that ARM Ltd designed it?
> If they've merely modified the parameters, and given the ARM Ltd PL011
> a larger fifo, then there isn't really much of a problem - we've been
> here before, except the vendor has had a real vendor ID for the field
> (in the case of ST), plus we've had different FIFO lengths for ARM
> hardware too (32 bytes instead of 16 for revision 3 and above.)
I think there is problem with my subject description, it's ARM designed
indeed and Hisilicon just did some performance enhancements but not for
UART0 in hi6220.

> Lastly, if you're not having to modify the PL011 driver in any way,
> you don't need to have a compatible.  In any case, you _shouldn't_ for
> AMBA devices.  AMBA does not match drivers based on OF compatible
> strings, so using OF compatible strings with the AMBA bus is just wrong.
> The AMBA compatible strings are there so that the generic OF code knows
> how to create the devices.

Thank you Russell.



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