[PATCH 1/3] arm: spear600: Add missing interrupt-parent of rtc

Rob Herring robh+dt at kernel.org
Fri Jan 12 12:45:46 PST 2018

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:56 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 4:23 AM, Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 7:22 PM, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar at linaro.org> wrote:
>>>> On 11-01-18, 18:07, Olof Johansson wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:28:51AM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
>>>>> > The interrupt-parent of rtc was missing, add it.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Fixes: 8113ba917dfa ("ARM: SPEAr: DT: Update device nodes")
>>>>> > Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org # v3.8+
>>>>> > Reported-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
>>>>> > Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar at linaro.org>
>>>>> Applied to next/dt. Is stable really needed on this? It's been broken since
>>>>> pretty much forever, and nobody has complained... :)
>>>> Not sure. Just thought it may be useful for someone somewhere :)
>>> Ok. Left the tags there, but didn't merge into fixes since we're late
>>> in -rc and this didn't seem critical at this time.
>> My plan was to have these in the fixes branch in the hope of making
>> it to a clean build for 4.15 after all, they fix warnings that got introduced
>> by the updated dtc checks in 4.15-rc1.
>> We are getting fairly close, but it seems we still miss a few, so we
>> might as well give up at this point. The remaining fixes should be easy
>> to backport into v4.15.y if we decide to do it, of further back even.
>> For v4.14 and before, the in-kernel copy of dtc won't warn, but mainline
>> dtc will.
>> Greg, let me know your thoughts on this for the upcoming 4.15.y
>> release. We had hundreds of dtc warnings in 4.15-rc1, many of them
>> about important bugs, now we're down to a couple of warnings
>> for platforms we don't care about much, and I expect the last of
>> these fixes to land in 4.16-rc1 or maybe -rc2. Shall we backport
>> them all to get a clean 4.15.y release?
> I think it makes more sense to disable the warnings than to backport a
> bunch of warning fixes this late. The code is working, has worked for
> a long time it's just that Rob enabled the warnings by default. We can
> keep them enabled for 4.16.

In some cases "working" was what's in the DT is unused by the kernel
because the DT is broken. That's why this round was not off by

It looks to me to be somewhere less than 5 fixes remaining (BTW, why
is there no arm32 allmodconfig build on kernelci.org? That or
allyesconfig are the only ways to build all dtbs). It would also be an
exception to the the stable process because that patch would not be in
Linus' tree.

>> Note: there was at least one dtc warning fix that caused a serious
>> regression in code that relied on a device probe to fail because of
>> an invalid node (a fix is still in the works for 4.15), though generally
>> the fixes are really harmless and can only make things better.
> Exactly why picking up warning fixes this late is probably not a great idea.

Applying them now for 4.15 would be late, but tagging them as fixes in
4.16 would not be late (other than the normal problem that things get
applied to stable before sufficient testing in master).

I have more dtc checks in the works (nothing for 4.16 :) ). I'd like
the process to work better. I'm not going to fix all the warnings. I
don't think Arnd should either. Turning them off by default hasn't
worked great either. For some, I'm not sure we can ever get to warning
free, but I'd like new stuff to have warnings enabled and no one
builds with W=1. We could put together tooling to just show new
warnings, but someone has to run it and enforce it. I could stick dtc
updates into linux-next for multiple cycles before sending to Linus.


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