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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] gpio: dt-bindings: Add documentation for gpio controllers on Armada 7K/8K
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Hi Rob,

On mer., mai 31 2017, Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement@free-electrons.com> wrote:

> Hi Rob,
>
> On mer., mai 31 2017, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Required properties:
>>>
>>> -- compatible : Should be "marvell,orion-gpio", "marvell,mv78200-gpio"
>>> - or "marvell,armadaxp-gpio". "marvell,orion-gpio" should be used for
>>> - Orion, Kirkwood, Dove, Discovery (except MV78200) and Armada
>>> - 370. "marvell,mv78200-gpio" should be used for the Discovery
>>> - MV78200. "marvel,armadaxp-gpio" should be used for all Armada XP
>>> - SoCs (MV78230, MV78260, MV78460).
>>> +- compatible : Should be "marvell,orion-gpio", "marvell,mv78200-gpio",
>>> + "marvell,armadaxp-gpio" or "marvell,armada-8k-gpio".
>>> +
>>> + "marvell,orion-gpio" should be used for Orion, Kirkwood, Dove,
>>> + Discovery (except MV78200) and Armada 370. "marvell,mv78200-gpio"
>>> + should be used for the Discovery MV78200.
>>> +
>>> + "marvel,armadaxp-gpio" should be used for all Armada XP SoCs
>>> + (MV78230, MV78260, MV78460).
>>> +
>>> + "marvell,armada-8k-gpio" should be used for the Armada 7K and 8K
>>> + SoCs (either from AP or CP), see
>>> + Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/marvell/cp110-system-controller0.txt
>>> + and
>>> + Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/marvell/ap806-system-controller.txt
>>> + for specific details about the offset property.
>>>
>>> - reg: Address and length of the register set for the device. Only one
>>> entry is expected, except for the "marvell,armadaxp-gpio" variant
>>> for which two entries are expected: one for the general registers,
>>> - one for the per-cpu registers.
>>> + one for the per-cpu registers. Not used for marvell,armada-8k-gpio.
>>
>> Why can't use you use reg instead of offset?
>
> I looked for how the other syscon user did, and I found the offset
> usage. So I assumed it was the way to do it. But if you wan I can use a
> reg property.

I had a closer looked to the binding when syscon is used with several
subnodes. And actually the reg usage is very uncommon, I only find it in
drivers/regulator/pbias-regulator.c but for legacy.

I am not sure that we have any benefit with this reg property: we won't
use the length of the register and we need to add a range property in
the parent node.

An other way to pass this information is to have a different compatible
string which will match the different offset available. In this case the
reg property won't be used in a syscon node. However, while it makes
sens for the difference between AP806 and CP110, it would be strange to
have a different compatible string for gpio bank 1 and gpio bank 2.

So, in the end I would prefer to use the offset. From my point of view
it is better to not use the reg property for two different purposes:
mmio address vs offset in a syscon.

But if you think that from the point of view of the device tree
compliance we have to use the reg property, of course I will change it.

Thanks,

Gregory

>
> Gregory
>
>>
>> Rob
>
> --
> Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
> Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
> development, consulting, training and support.
> http://free-electrons.com
>
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Gregory Clement, Free Electrons
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development, consulting, training and support.
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