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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] ARM: mvebu: Added dts defintion for Lenovo Iomega ix4-300d NAS
On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 02:21:03PM +0200, Gregory CLEMENT wrote:
> On 24/07/2014 01:15, Jason Cooper wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 01:11:12AM +0200, Benoit Masson wrote:
> >> Le 24 juil. 2014 à 00:58, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> a écrit :
> >>
> >>>> For the marvell,mv78230-a0-i2c unfortunately i've spend 3 hours
> >>>> trying to understand this but it only works with this on the
> >>>> ix4-300d :(. There was multiple patch around this and maybe one
> >>>> broke the auto-detect part of this, I've tried compiling with some
> >>>> 3.10 or lower kernel but no luck here I still have to put this a0
> >>>> option.
> >>>
> >>> Lets first confirm you have an a0 SoC.
> >>>
> >>> At boot time, it should print:
> >>>
> >>> pr_info("MVEBU SoC ID=0x%X, Rev=0x%X\n", soc_dev_id, soc_rev);
> >>>
> >>> What revision do you have?
> >>>
> >>> If the auto detect code really is broken, Gregory will likely take a
> >>> look.
> >>
> >> I sure do,
> >>
> >> confirmed by u-boot output below:
> >>
> >> U-Boot 2009.08 (Mar 04 2013 - 11:13:04) Marvell version: 2.3.2 PQ
> >> U-Boot Addressing:
> >> Code:..00600000:006BFFF0
> >> BSS:..00708EC0
> >> Stack:..0x5fff70
> >> PageTable:.0x8e0000
> >> Heap address:.0x900000:0xe00000
> >> Board: DB-78230-BP rev 2.0 Wistron
> >> SoC: MV78230 A0
> >>
> >> From kernel I get:
> >>
> >> mvebu-soc-id: MVEBU SoC ID=0x7823, Rev=0x1
> >
> > Well, isn't that a peach? :) Gregory?
>
> A peach?? For me it is either a fruit or a princess, so I am puzzled!

Doc Holiday quote from the movie Tombstone. The full quote was "Well,
isn't that a peach of a hand?" while sitting at the poker table.

> Well about the issue, we patch the device tree for the i2c quirk only for
> the openblock AX3.

Ahhh, that's right. I need to slow down and dig a bit more. :(

> If I remember well it was because the device tree was already written
> for this board before we found there was an issue with the A0 version
> of the CPU.

No, it's because we didn't think any manufacturers would be silly enough
to use the a0 in production. That assumption worked out well. :-P

> The rule was that for new boards then they have to set the marvell,mv78230-a0-i2c
> compatible string. I also didn't expect that we found "new" product using the A0 version.
>
> We have 3 options now:
>
> - remove the check on the openblock AX3 board and always try to apply the quirck for A0 version
> - add a check for this new board in the mvebu_dt_init function
> - let the compatible string marvell,mv78230-a0-i2c in this dts
>
> I would prefer the option 1 but I fear that Arnd would prefer the 2 other options.

I like option 1 and 3. Option 3 is a *correct* description of the
hardware, and should be done. Option 1 makes Linux user-friendly for boards
that are exactly the same, but changed out SoC stepping mid-production.

Option 2 needs to be undone. We shouldn't need to change compiled code
for every new board that comes along. Which was the whole point of DT,
right?

thx,

Jason.
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