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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: dts: keystone: use one to one address translations under netcp
On 9/3/15 7:26 AM, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> * santosh shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@oracle.com> [150902 08:55]:
>>
>> I suspected the same. I know back then we started with SERDES code
>> with NETCP but as you already know, its a separate block which
>> is needed for NIC card to work. Its more of phy and hence its
>> having different address space is not surprising.
>
> The point Santosh is making here though is that any drivers
> tinkering with registers belonging to a separate hardware block
> is a recipe for a long term maintenance nightmare with mysterious
> bugs popping up as things are not clocked or powered properly
> or become racy with other drivers.
>
> Each hardware block needs to have it's own driver and then the
> drivers can communicate using some Linux generic APIs like clock,
> regulator, phy, or mailbox frameworks.
>
Right !!

Regards,
Santosh





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