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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1 25/31] ARC: [plat-arcfpga] Hooking up platform to ARC UART
On Monday 07 January 2013, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 November 2012 07:46 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday 07 November 2012, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> (1) Although I don't need the container "fpga" I'm forced to - because
> of_platform_populate( ) -> of_match_node( ) expects the @match arg to be NOT NULL.
> So we pass of_default_bus_match_table and have the compat string "simple-bus" in
> the container. Per [1] it seemed it was possible to add the serial device directly
> w/o the container.

You could in theory make the serial port device itself be compatible to
somthing that is being probed by of_platform_populate, but putting it
under a bus is the preferred way. Usually each system has at least one
bus that devices are connected to and I would recommend to represent all
buses in the device tree like they are in hardware.

> (2) I need the following OF_DEV_AUXDATA to be able to "name" the device correctly
> so that the registered driver [4] can bind with device. How do I match the driver
> and devicetree node w/o this glue - it seems compatible="<manuf>,<model>" is not
> enough. This also requires the uart base address to be specified (otherwise
> of_dev_lookup() fails to identify the auxdata) which IMHO defeats the purpose of
> devicetree in first place.
> b
> static struct of_dev_auxdata arcuart_auxdata_lookup[] __initdata = {
> OF_DEV_AUXDATA("snps,arc-uart", UART0_BASE, "arc-uart", arc_uart_info),
> {}
> };

It should be enough to fill the drv->of_match_table member of the
platform_driver with the match table.

> (3) After above, driver's probe routine is getting called with platform_device->id
> = -1 and it seems of_device_add() is doing that purposely. How do I handle that.

What do you need the id for?

> (4) Is above standalone "interrupts" string OK, or do I have to explicitly
> instantiate the in-core intc as well. Since it is integral part of cpu, I really
> don't need any support code to explicitly instantiate it. Also it is not accessed
> via mem map - but special ARC instructions in aux address space of cpu.

Interrupts are a little tricky. You need to create a bindind for your interrupt
controller first and make the irqchip driver use irq domains in order for the
irq description in the device tree to be mapped into a linux-internal irq number.

In the simple case where you only have one irqchip in the system, you can use
a "legacy" irq domain that simply translates the numbers 1:1. In some cases,
it does make sense though (even with the legacy domain) to include additional
flags in the device tree irq descriptor, e.g. the irq polarity and
edge/level/message indication. Please read up on these and ask again if you have
more questions.


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