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

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Wed Sep 12 01:36:40 PDT 2018


On Wed, 12 Sep 2018, Alexandre Belloni wrote:

> On 11/09/2018 23:43:02+0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > > I haven't read it, but I believe it's not unlike Renesas SCIF, which is
> > > served by both drivers/tty/serial/sh-sci.c and drivers/spi/spi-sh-sci.c.
> > > But the latter is not used from DT, so we haven't experienced (and solved)
> > > the similar issue yet.
> > > 
> > > Would it work if the UART driver and SPI driver would match against the
> > > same compatible value, but the UART driver would do in its probe()
> > > function:
> > > 
> > >     device_property_read_u32(&pdev->dev, "atmel,usart-mode", &opmode);
> > >     if (opmode != AT91_USART_MODE_SERIAL)
> > >         return ENODEV;
> > > 
> > > while the SPI driver would do:
> > > 
> > >     device_property_read_u32(&pdev->dev, "atmel,usart-mode", &opmode);
> > >     if (opmode != AT91_USART_MODE_SPI)
> > >         return ENODEV;
> > > 
> > > ? No MFD driver involved.
> > 
> > I haven't looked at the code in a while, but if memory serves I
> > believe platform code gives up once it has found its first match, so
> > by doing this, one of the drivers will never be matched/probed.
> > 
> > It's midnight here, so cracking out the datasheet isn't going to
> > happen just now, but it's my current belief that if the IP serves 2
> > very different modes of operation, even if the registers are in a
> > shared space, they could have their own compatible strings in DT.
> > 
> > That is what the MFD driver provides after all.  Why would it be okay
> > to allocate different compatible strings from the MFD, but not in the
> > Device Tree?
> > 
> > It would be the easiest solution.
> > 
> > Has Rob commented on this yet?
> 
> V4 of the bindings were acked by Rob and you:
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10428087/

We didn't Ack the bindings.  We Acked the location change.

I mean, has Rob specifically spoken out about using a compatible
string for each function.

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