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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: ux500: Register pinctrl from platform code until it's been DT:ed
On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Lee Jones <> wrote:

> A way to link
> the mapping tables registered with a platform device to the driver started
> with Device Tree is missing. This can be over-come by several methods:
> a) Create a binding which takes a device name to tag onto a mapping. This
> can be used in the name based searches currently employed by pinctrl. This
> is the binding I was talking about in the commit log. In retrospect, I can
> see that this is not the correct solution.

This is what the generic bindings does. The binding already exists.
It's a matter of augmenting the device tree per se, and making sure
the static maps are not enabled if you have these nodes.

> b) Continue using Device Tree and force the 'pinctrl-db8500' device name
> which any string based searches will be expecting with AUXDATA(). We do
> similar things for clock-names already. However, this must be seen as a
> hacky work-around and it to be removed after full enablement has been taken
> place.
> c) Prevent the pinctrl driver from being started by Device Tree and allow
> platform code to register the device until we can populate the device tree
> with all of the mappings. This is the way you advised me to do it [see
> below] and it's what this patch tries to achieve.


>> examples of how to do this in for example:
>> arch/arm/boot/dts/tegra-seaboard.dts
> I don't see this file anywhere?

It's in my linux-next from yesterday, but any tegra-* with a "pinmux" node
will do the illustration I think?

>> Is the DT machinery really incapable of specifying
>> the device name to anything else than the bus name?
>> Can't you do this with AUX_DATA()? I've seen that done in the
>> past. For example you do:
>> OF_DEV_AUXDATA("st,nomadik-gpio", 0x8012e000, "gpio.0", NULL),
>> Can't you just:
>> OF_DEV_AUXDATA("stericsson,nmk_pinctrl", 0, "pinctrl-db8500", NULL),
>> And it will happily assign the "pinctrl-db8500" name to it's instantiated
>> device?
> Yes, this will work, see option 'b' above.

OK! Go for it.

Linus Walleij

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