[PATCH] dt-bindings: Drop redundant minItems/maxItems

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue Jun 22 01:17:28 PDT 2021

Hi Rob,

On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 9:16 PM Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org> wrote:
> If a property has an 'items' list, then a 'minItems' or 'maxItems' with the
> same size as the list is redundant and can be dropped. Note that is DT
> schema specific behavior and not standard json-schema behavior. The tooling
> will fixup the final schema adding any unspecified minItems/maxItems.
> This condition is partially checked with the meta-schema already, but
> only if both 'minItems' and 'maxItems' are equal to the 'items' length.
> An improved meta-schema is pending.

> Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org>

> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stm32-dwmac.yaml
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/stm32-dwmac.yaml
> @@ -46,7 +46,6 @@ properties:
>    clocks:
>      minItems: 3
> -    maxItems: 5
>      items:
>        - description: GMAC main clock
>        - description: MAC TX clock

While resolving the conflict with commit fea99822914039c6
("dt-bindings: net: document ptp_ref clk in dwmac") in soc/for-next,
I noticed the following construct for clock-names:

    minItems: 3
    maxItems: 6
        - stmmaceth
        - mac-clk-tx
        - mac-clk-rx
        - ethstp
        - eth-ck
        - ptp_ref

Should this use items instead of enum, and drop maxItems, or is this
a valid construct to support specifying the clocks in random order?
If the latter, it does mean that the order of clock-names may not
match the order of the clock descriptions.



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