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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tpm: remove type and name fields from the I2C Infineon OF table entries
On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 06:39:16PM +0100, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> The commit 21dc02eab989 ("tpm/tpm_i2c_infineon.c: Add OF attributes type
> and name to the of_device_id table entries") added type and name fields
> to the OF device ID table entries for the I2C Infineon TPM driver.
> The only justification for the change in the commit message is that it's
> probably a good idea to have these fields populated in the OF entries.
> But I don't think that's true. In fact, I believe that's not correct to
> add these fields for the following reasons:
> * The struct of_device_id .type field matches the device_type property
> in the Device Tree nodes. The ePAPR document says that new use of the
> property is deprecated and should only be included in cpu and memory
> nodes for compatibility with the IEEE 1275-derived Device Trees.
> Also, mainline Device Tree source files don't include this property
> in the TPM nodes defined.
> * The struct of_device_id .name field matches the Device Tree node name
> but the ePAPR document says that the node name should be generic and
> reflect the function of the device, not it's programming model. So in
> the case of TPM chips, it should just be "tpm" but the name fields are
> set in the OF table entries to the actual device model (i.e: slb9645tt).
> Now, from a practical point of view this means that the OF module aliases
> for the supported devices include the name and type of the device entries:
> $ modinfo drivers/char/tpm/tpm_i2c_infineon.ko | grep alias
> alias: of:Nslb9645ttTtpm*Cinfineon,slb9645ttC*
> alias: of:Nslb9645ttTtpm*Cinfineon,slb9645tt
> alias: of:Nslb9635ttTtpm*Cinfineon,slb9635ttC*
> alias: of:Nslb9635ttTtpm*Cinfineon,slb9635tt
> alias: of:Ntpm_i2c_infineonTtpm*Cinfineon,tpm_i2c_infineonC*
> alias: of:Ntpm_i2c_infineonTtpm*Cinfineon,tpm_i2c_infineon
> But since the device_type isn't set in the tpm DT nodes and the node name
> is a generic one, the reported MODALIAS when a device is registered via OF
> won't match the driver's module aliases:
> $ cat /sys/class/tpm/tpm0/device/modalias
> of:NtpmT<NULL>Cinfineon,slb9645tt
> So remove these fields from the OF entries to allow the module aliases to
> match the MODALIAS reported by the kernel when the device is registered:
> $ modinfo drivers/char/tpm/tpm_i2c_infineon.ko | grep alias
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,slb9645ttC*
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,slb9645tt
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,slb9635ttC*
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,slb9635tt
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,tpm_i2c_infineonC*
> alias: of:N*T*Cinfineon,tpm_i2c_infineon
> Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>

I concur

Reviewed-by: Jason Gunthorpe <>


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