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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 03/16] mfd: mfd-core: match device tree node against reg property
On Mon, 25 May 2020, Michael Walle wrote:

> Am 2020-05-15 12:28, schrieb Lee Jones:
> > On Thu, 30 Apr 2020, Michael Walle wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Lee,
> > >
> > > Am 2020-04-23 19:45, schrieb Michael Walle:
> > > > There might be multiple children with the device tree compatible, for
> > > > example if a MFD has multiple instances of the same function. In this
> > > > case only the first is matched and the other children get a wrong
> > > > of_node reference.
> > > > Add a new option to match also against the unit address of the child
> > > > node. Additonally, a new helper OF_MFD_CELL_REG is added.
> > >
> > >
> > > Do you think this is feasible? I guess this is the biggest uncertainty
> > > for me at the moment in this patch series.
> >
> > I think it sounds fine in principle. So long as it doesn't change the
> > existing behaviour when of_reg isn't set.
> >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/mfd/mfd-core.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++---------
> > > > include/linux/mfd/core.h | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++------
> > > > 2 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

[...]

> > > > diff --git a/include/linux/mfd/core.h b/include/linux/mfd/core.h
> > > > index d01d1299e49d..c2c0ad6b14f3 100644
> > > > --- a/include/linux/mfd/core.h
> > > > +++ b/include/linux/mfd/core.h
> > > > @@ -13,8 +13,11 @@
> > > > #include <linux/platform_device.h>
> > > >
> > > > #define MFD_RES_SIZE(arr) (sizeof(arr) / sizeof(struct resource))
> > > > +#define MFD_OF_REG_VALID BIT(31)
> >
> > What about 64bit platforms?
>
> The idea was to have this as a logical number. I.e. for now you may only
> have one subdevice per unique compatible string. In fact, if you have a
> look at the ab8500.c, there are multiple "stericsson,ab8500-pwm"
> subdevices. But there is only one DT node for all three of it. I guess
> this works as long as you don't use phandles to reference the pwm node
> in the device tree. Or you don't want to use device tree properties
> per subdevice (for example the "timeout-sec" of a watchdog device).
>
> So to circumvent this, I thought of having the unit-address (and thus
> the "reg" property) to differentiate between multiple subdevices. Now
> there is one special case for me: this board management controller
> might be upgradable and it might change internally. Thus I came up
> with that logical numbering of subdevices. Rob doesn't seem to be a
> fan of that, though. Therefore, having bit 31 as a valid indicator
> leaves you with 2^31 logical devices, which should be enough ;)
>
> Rob proposed to have the internal offset as the unit-address. But
> in that case I can also use devm_of_platform_populate() and don't
> need the OF_MFD_CELL_REG; I'd just parse the reg offset in each
> individual subdevice driver. But like I said, I wanted to keep the
> internal offsets out of the device tree.

Oh, I see what you're doing.

So you're adding an arbitrary ID to the device's reg property in DT?

How is this not a hack?

Why don't you use the full address for identification?

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Lee Jones [李琼斯]
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