[PATCH] arm-soc: Add Sigma Designs Tango4 port

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Fri Oct 2 10:13:34 PDT 2015

On Fri, Oct 02, 2015 at 06:33:48PM +0200, Mason wrote:
> On 02/10/2015 18:10, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> > Mason writes:
> > 
> >> +		intc: intc at e000 {
> >> +			compatible = "sigma,tango-intc";
> > 
> > Why do you insist on using other names than the ones I've been using for
> > months?  Just want to leave your own mark on the code?
> You're using "sigma,smp8640-intc".
> The SMP8640 is a Tango3 (MIPS-based) platform.

If it's the same device, then there's nothing wrong with re-using the
compatible.  The compatible property actually accepts multiple values,
so you can do:

			compatible = "sigma,tango4-intc", "sigma,smp8640-intc";

See the ePAPR spec - I'll include the relevent bit:

Property: compatible
Value type: <stringlist>
Description: The compatible property value consists of one or more strings
 that define the specific programming model for the device. This list of
 strings should be used by a client program for device driver selection.
 The property value consists of a concatenated list of null terminated
 strings, from most specific to most general. They allow a device to
 express its compatibility with a family of similar devices, potentially
 allowing a single device driver to match against several devices. ...
Example: compatible = "fsl,mpc8641-uart", "ns16550";
 In this example, an operating system would first try to locate a device
 driver that supported fsl,mpc8641-uart. If a driver was not found, it
 would then try to locate a driver that supported the more general
 ns16550 device type.

Note also that vendor prefixes should be listed in
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/vendor-prefixes.txt.  If it's not there,
you need to propose a separate patch (to the devicetree mailing list) to
add it, which must be done with their agreement.  Right now, the use of
"sigma" as a prefix is entirely non-standard and not acceptable in DT
files until this is done.

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