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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] net/fec: add device tree support
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> On Saturday 18 June 2011 17:19:13 Shawn Guo wrote:
>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/fsl-fec.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/fsl-fec.txt
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 0000000..705111d
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/net/fsl-fec.txt
>> @@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
>> +* Freescale Fast Ethernet Controller (FEC)
>> +
>> +Required properties:
>> +- compatible : should be "fsl,<soc>-fec", "fsl,fec"
>> +- reg : address and length of the register set for the device
>> +- interrupts : should contain fec interrupt
>> +
>> +Example:
>> +
>> +fec@83fec000 {
>> +     compatible = "fsl,imx51-fec", "fsl,fec";
>> +     reg = <0x83fec000 0x4000>;
>> +     interrupts = <87>;
>> +};
>
> How about also adding device_type="network" as required here, so you
> inherit the attributes like "local-mac-address".

local-mac-address should be used regardless. "device_type" only makes
sense when a platform uses real OpenFirmware with the runtime services
api. It should not be used with the flat tree.

> I would also suggest adding a call to of_get_mac_address() so you
> can read the address out of the device tree when it is not configured
> in hardware. Today, the driver relies on a module parameter or
> platform_data on hardware with a mac address set.

Yes, of_get_mac_address() is the right thing to do.

g.
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