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SubjectRe: [RFC] ARM: memory: da8xx-ddrctl: new driver
On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:35:30AM -0700, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> writes:
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 06:46:36PM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> >> +static int da8xx_ddrctl_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >> +{
> >> + const struct da8xx_ddrctl_config_knob *knob;
> >> + const struct da8xx_ddrctl_setting *setting;
> >> + u32 regprop[2], base, memsize, reg;
> >> + struct device_node *node, *parent;
> >> + void __iomem *ddrctl;
> >> + const char *board;
> >> + struct device *dev;
> >> + int ret;
> >> +
> >> + dev = &pdev->dev;
> >> + node = dev->of_node;
> >> +
> >> + /* Find the board name. */
> >> + for (parent = node;
> >> + !of_node_is_root(parent);
> >> + parent = of_get_parent(parent));
> >> +
> >> + ret = of_property_read_string(parent, "compatible", &board);
> >> + if (ret) {
> >> + dev_err(dev, "unable to read the soc model\n");
> >> + return ret;
> >> + }
> >
> > I can see that you want to expose sysfs knobs for this, but is it really
> > necessary to match boards like this? It's very fragile, and commits us
> > to maintaining a database of board data (i.e. a board file).
> >
> > I am very much not keen on that.
>
> The original proposal[1] was to create DT properties reflecting the
> various knobs in the DDR Controller, but that was frowned upon since
> that was more HW configuration than hardware description.
>
> That resulted in this approach which keeps the HW configuration values
> in the driver, and selectable based on DT compatible.
>
> IMO, neither aproach is pretty. From a DT maintainer perspective, can
> you comment on your preference?

From my PoV, it really depends on *why* we need this. What does the
tuning gain us, and is it specific to a given use-case?

Thanks,
Mark.

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