[PATCH v12 0/6] Driver for at91 usart in spi mode

Alexandre Belloni alexandre.belloni at bootlin.com
Tue Sep 11 02:39:17 PDT 2018


On 11/09/2018 10:33:56+0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Sep 2018, Radu Pirea wrote:
> > Radu Pirea (6):
> >   MAINTAINERS: add at91 usart mfd driver
> >   dt-bindings: add binding for atmel-usart in SPI mode
> >   mfd: at91-usart: added mfd driver for usart
> >   MAINTAINERS: add at91 usart spi driver
> >   spi: at91-usart: add driver for at91-usart as spi
> >   tty/serial: atmel: change the driver to work under at91-usart mfd
> > 
> >  .../bindings/{serial => mfd}/atmel-usart.txt  |  25 +-
> >  MAINTAINERS                                   |  16 +
> >  drivers/mfd/Kconfig                           |   9 +
> >  drivers/mfd/Makefile                          |   1 +
> >  drivers/mfd/at91-usart.c                      |  71 +++
> >  drivers/spi/Kconfig                           |   8 +
> >  drivers/spi/Makefile                          |   1 +
> >  drivers/spi/spi-at91-usart.c                  | 432 ++++++++++++++++++
> >  drivers/tty/serial/Kconfig                    |   1 +
> >  drivers/tty/serial/atmel_serial.c             |  42 +-
> >  include/dt-bindings/mfd/at91-usart.h          |  17 +
> >  11 files changed, 606 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> >  rename Documentation/devicetree/bindings/{serial => mfd}/atmel-usart.txt (76%)
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/mfd/at91-usart.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/spi/spi-at91-usart.c
> >  create mode 100644 include/dt-bindings/mfd/at91-usart.h
> 
> Seeing as this patch-set has caused some issues this morning, I took
> the liberty to peruse back into its history to figure out where things
> started to go wrong.  I also re-reviewed the MFD driver - and I'm glad
> I did!
> 
> My Acked-by has been attached to the MFD portion since v5, which is
> why the code hasn't caught my eye before today.  I reviewed the
> relocation of the *binding document* (serial => mfd with no changes)
> in v4 and nothing else.  It appears as though you mistakenly added it
> to the *MFD driver* instead.  This explains my confusion in v10 when I
> told you I'd already reviewed the binding document.
> 
> As I said, I have re-reviewed the MFD driver and I'm afraid to say
> that I do not like what I see.  Besides the missing header file and
> the whitespace tabbing errors, I do not agree with the implementation.
> Using MFD as a shim to hack around driver selection is not a valid
> use-case.
> 
> What's stopping you from just using the compatible string directly to
> select which driver you need to probe?
> 

Then you'd have multiple compatible strings for the same IP which is a
big no-no.


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Alexandre Belloni, Bootlin
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