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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] serial/imx: add device tree support
On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 06:21:46PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Saturday 18 June 2011 17:19:12 Shawn Guo wrote:
> >
> > +Required properties:
> > +- compatible : should be "fsl,<soc>-uart", "fsl,imx-uart"
> > +- reg : address and length of the register set for the device
> > +- interrupts : should contain uart interrupt
> > +- id : should be the port ID defined by soc
> > +
> > +Optional properties:
> > +- fsl,has-rts-cts : indicate it has rts-cts
> > +- fsl,irda-mode : support irda mode
> > +
> > +Example:
> > +
> > +uart@73fbc000 {
> > + compatible = "fsl,imx51-uart", "fsl,imx-uart";
> > + reg = <0x73fbc000 0x4000>;
> > + interrupts = <31>;
> > + id = <1>;
> > + fsl,has-rts-cts;
> > +};
>
> Should this also support the "clock-frequency" property that 8250-style
> serial ports support [1]?
>
> For the flow-control properties, should we name that more generic? The
> same property certainly makes sense for other serial-ports if it does
> here. OTOH, I'm not sure it's actually reliable, because it also depends
> on whether the other side of the connection and the cable support hw flow
> control.

I'd like to see a few use cases before defining a common property.
That said, has-rts-cts does sound like a useful generic property.
Or maybe named "uart-has-rts-cts" to make it clear that it is a uart
specific binding?

g.

>
>
> Arnd
>
> [1] http://playground.sun.com/1275/bindings/devices/html/serial-1_0d.html#HDR9
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