[PATCH v9 4/6] Documentation: DT: PL011: hi6220: add compatible string for Hisilicon designed UART

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Tue Jun 2 01:59:28 PDT 2015

On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 3:50 AM, Bintian Wang <bintian.wang at huawei.com> wrote:

> Hisilicon does some performance enhancements based on PL011(e.g. larger
> FIFO length), so add one compatible string "hisilicon,hi6220-uart" for

That compatible string in the commit message is not even
the same as in the patch.

> future optimisations or workarounds works.
> Signed-off-by: Bintian Wang <bintian.wang at huawei.com>
> Suggested-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com>

Maybe I missed out on the earlier conversation, but do you
mean that the PrimeCell ID has not been properly set up
to something unique in this HiSilicon version of the PL011

Even if so: do not override the compatible string like this,
that is not the PrimeCell style.

Define an 8 bit vendor ID (like tha ASCII for 'H' 0x48
or whatever) and encode it for these variants, if the
hardware is just using the ARM default PrimeCell
ID, override it in the device tree like Broadcom
are doing in arch/arm/boot/dts/bcm2835.dtsi:

arm,primecell-periphid = <0x00241011>;

Maybe yours would be:

arm,primecell-periphid = <0x00048011>;

For a first HiSilicon variant, then do some

enum amba_vendor {
        AMBA_VENDOR_ARM = 0x41,

Then patch drivers/tty/serial/amba_pl011.c to add vendor_hisilicon
and a match table for 0x00048011 just like everyone else.

Linus Walleij

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