lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2017]   [Feb]   [17]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] ARM: sun8i: a33: Mali improvements
On 17/02/2017 at 13:45:44 +0100, Tobias Jakobi wrote:
> > The device tree is a representation of the hardware itself. The state
> > of the driver support doesn't change the hardware you're running on,
> > just like your BIOS/UEFI on x86 won't change the device it reports to
> > Linux based on whether it has a driver for it.
> Like Emil already said, the new bindings and the DT entries are solely
> introduced to support a proprietary out-of-tree module.
>

Because device tree describes the hardware, the added binding doesn't
support any particular module. The eventually upstreamed drvier will
share the same bindings.

> The current workflow when introducing new DT entries is the following:
> - upstream a driver that uses the entries
> - THEN add the new entries
>

Exactly not, if you do that, checkpatch will complain loudly. Because
you must not add a driver using bindings that are not documented first.


--
Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://free-electrons.com

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2017-02-17 16:43    [W:0.054 / U:1.772 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site