[PATCH] ARM: dts: tegra: move serial aliases to per-board

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Tue Nov 11 14:45:09 PST 2014

[again in plain text mode. Sigh]

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Stephen Warren <swarren at wwwdotorg.org> wrote:
> On 11/11/2014 01:49 PM, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> There are general changes pending to make the /aliases/serial* entries
>> number the serial ports on the system. On tegra, so far the ports have
>> been
>> just numbered dynamically as they are configured so that makes them
>> change.
>> To avoid this, add specific aliases per board to keep the old numbers.
>> This
>> allows us to change the numbering by default on future SoCs while keeping
>> the
>> numbering on existing boards.
> This change seems mostly OK to me. FWIW though, I had suggested this
> approach when the UART aliases were first added, and Laxman disagreed with
> it. See commit b6551bb933f9 "ARM: tegra: dts: add aliases and DMA requestor
> for serial controller", and its discussion:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/25/4. I've CC'd Laxman in case he still
> objects.
>> Signed-off-by: Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>
>> ---
>> Stephen/Thierry/Alex, as noticed this week we really should try to get
>> this in before the 3.19 merge window so that the global aliases change
>> can happen there without regression.
> How did we resolve the issue that patch causes with old DTs; namely that it
> causes a change in behaviour for those old DTs? On IRC, I'd wondered whether
> we should set a flag so the kernel ignored aliases for boards containing
> currently upstreamed Tegra SoCs so that issue wouldn't occur. If we did
> that, we wouldn't need this patch.

Another way could be to remove aliases from the kernel side during
booting if they're found. Anyway, feel free to send a patch to do that
if that's your preference.



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