[RFC PATCH v2 2/8] net: sparx5: add the basic sparx5 driver

Lars Povlsen lars.povlsen at microchip.com
Wed Dec 23 04:03:11 EST 2020

Alexandre Belloni writes:

> On 22/12/2020 16:01:22+0100, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> > The problem is that the switch core reset also affects (reset) the
>> > SGPIO controller.
>> >
>> > We tried to put this in the reset driver, but it was rejected. If the
>> > reset is done at probe time, the SGPIO driver may already have
>> > initialized state.
>> >
>> > The switch core reset will then reset all SGPIO registers.
>> Ah, O.K. Dumb question. Why is the SGPIO driver a separate driver? It
>> sounds like it should be embedded inside this driver if it is sharing
>> hardware.
>> Another option would be to look at the reset subsystem, and have this
>> driver export a reset controller, which the SGPIO driver can bind to.
>> Given that the GPIO driver has been merged, if this will work, it is
>> probably a better solution.
> That was my suggestion. Then you can ensure from the reset controller
> driver that this is done exactly once, either from the sgpio driver or
> from the switchdev driver. IIRC, the sgpio from the other SoCs are not
> affected by the reset.

I will take a look to see if we can change the implementation to use a
reset controller.


Lars Povlsen,

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