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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 02/10] net: stmmac: Honor DT parameter to force DMA store and forward mode
On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 10:59:38AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Tomasz Figa <tomasz.figa@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 of December 2013 11:07:37 maxime.ripard wrote:
> >> On Sat, Dec 07, 2013 at 09:23:27AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> >> > Point taken. The current implementation will override settings passed from
> >> > platform data. ORing the two would be better.
> >>
> >> Platform_data and DT-based configuration are pretty unlikely to be
> >> used together, so ORing it doesn't have much sense.
> >
> > In fact, the recommended way is to always use platform data alone if it is
> > present or try to parse DT otherwise, so no mixing of data from these two
> > sources should be done.
>
> Would binding platform data with compatibles, as I did so in this patch
> series, be a bad idea then?

What I meant was that you'll either be probed will pdev->dev.of_node
or pdev->dev.platform_data filled, but not both at the same time, so
ORing it isn't really sensible.

But I don't see why you couldn't reuse the stmmac_platform_data
structure in your patch.

Maxime

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