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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND] Documentation: devicetree: Fix Xilinx VDMA specification
On Wed, 2014-11-12 at 07:03PM +0100, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Am 12.11.2014 um 16:57 schrieb Sören Brinkmann:
> > On Wed, 2014-11-12 at 02:51PM +0100, Andreas Färber wrote:
> >> The specification requires xlnx,data-width, but example and driver use
> >> xlnx,datawidth. Change the specification to match the implementation.
> >
> > Isn't this the wrong way around? The bindings are considered API, so
> > shouldn't the driver be fixed to match the spec?
> In theory, patch review should've never let the two differ... ;)
> It's not my driver, so I fixed the perceived inconsistency the least
> invasive way; Michal and Srikanth seemed to concur at the time.
> > Are there already dts files out there using either of these options?
> In upstream, no. microblaze and virtex440 use a
> xlnx,include-datawidth-matching-0 property as precedence for the
> spelling, whereas there is an fsl,data-width and an unused msix-data-width.
> Downstream, yes: Beyond my own patch derived from the Parallella tree,
> there's some in the ADI tree. None in the Xilinx tree on quick check.
> I haven't encountered any using the documented xlnx,data-width - but
> this patch was authored pre 3.17, haven't ran a full Web search again.

grepping through linux-next shows some usage of xlnx,datawidth, but
only the single hit in Documentation for xlnx,data-width.
Other than VDMA the other hit seems to be just some DT
documentation which I can't find a driver for...
Anyhow, this patch is probably the best way of fixing this.

Reviewed-by: Soren Brinkmann <>

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