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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] dmaengine: sun6i: Add support for Allwinner A64
Hi Maxime,

On 08/09/17 15:39, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 09:14:52AM +0100, André Przywara wrote:
>>> And obviously, while maintaining the stability of the binding of those
>>> hundreds properties.
>>> Or, you can base all this on the compatible, and be done with it once
>>> and for all.
>> What I am after is to cover SoCs which *don't* have differences in their
>> register layout, for instance A83T, H3, A64, R40.
>> In an ideal world we could have reused the H3 compatible string,
>> adjusting the number of channels for each SoC in the DT.
>> So I see that having a generic compatible name will not fly, as we now
>> have differences which should not be modelled by DT properties.
>> But I still think we should try to cover those non-register differences
>> (number of channels) with a DT property, to allow reusing the existing
>> driver code whenever possible. As is stands with this series, the R40
>> support should just be a matter of:
>> compatible = "allwinner,sun8i-r40-dma",
>> "allwinner,sun50i-a64-dma";
> I just suggested the exact same thing, and then saw your mail, so I
> guess we have an agreement :)

Yes, I was thinking so as well.
Since my DeLorean is in the garage ;-) we have no other choice than
doing so.
My original suggestion for a generic name was based on my naive reading
of the existing code, which *looked like* it would be all compatible.
But as we know better now, this is the way to go.


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