[PATCH 00/15] musb: Add support for the Allwinner sunxi musb controller

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Tue Mar 10 15:35:15 PDT 2015


On 03/10/2015 06:41 PM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 09, 2015 at 09:40:13PM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> This patch set has been a while in the making, so I'm very happy to present
>> the end result here, and I hope everyone likes it.
>> Before talking about merging this there are 2 things which I would like to
>> point out:
>> a) The musb controller in the sunxi SoCs uses some SRAM which needs to be
>> mapped to the musb controller by poking some bits in the SRAM controller,
>> just like the EMAC patches which were send a while back I've chosen to use
>> syscon for this, actually 2 of the patches in this set come directly from the
>> SRAM mapping patchset for the EMAC.
>> I know that Maxime is not 100% in favor of using syscon:
>> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2015-January/320221.html
>> But I disagree with his arguments for writing a special driver for the SRAM
>> controller:
> And I disagree with your disagreement :)
>> 1) syscon was specifically designed for global system control registers like
>> this and is fine to use as long as there are no conflicts where 1 bit is of
>> interest to multiple drivers, and there is no such conflict here
> No. Syscon has been designed for being lazy.
> This is a huge abstraction non-sense. You have to put all the logic of
> dealing with some external register layout in clients drivers,
> including dealing with the different revisions/SoC that are different
> from that aspect, and duplicating that code across all client drivers.
>> 2) Maxime's other arguments seem to boil down to it would be nice / prettier
>> to have a specific driver for this, without really proving a hard need for
>> such a driver. But writing such a driver is going to be a lot of work, and
>> we've a ton of other work to do, and as said there is no real need for a
>> separate driver, syscon works fine for this.
> Actually, I already wrote some prototype for this. I'll clean this up
> and send it tonight/tomorrow.

Ok, lets see your prototype and then we'll go from there.



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