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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 04/10] usb: dwc3: use quirks to know if a particualr platform doesn't have PHY
Hi,

On Thursday 05 December 2013 01:28 PM, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 12:04:46PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
>> On Wednesday 04 December 2013 08:10 PM, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 03:31:24PM +0530, Kishon Vijay Abraham I wrote:
>>>> There can be systems which does not have an external phy, so get
>>>> phy only if no quirks are added that indicates the PHY is not present.
>>>> Introduced two quirk flags to indicate the *absence* of usb2 phy and
>>>> usb3 phy. Also remove checking if return value is -ENXIO since it's now
>>>> changed to always enable usb_phy layer.
>>>
>>> Can you guys explain why is something like this needed? Like with
>>> clocks and gpios, the device drivers shouldn't need to care any more
>>> if the platform has the phys or not. -ENODEV tells you your platform
>>
>> Shouldn't we report if a particular platform needs a PHY and not able to get
>> it. How will a user know if a particular controller is not working because it's
>> not able to get and initialize the PHYs? Don't you think in such cases it's
>> better to fail (and return from probe) because the controller will not work
>> anyway without the PHY?
>
> My point is that you do not need to separately tell this to the driver
> like you do with the quirks (if you did, then you would need to fix
> your framework and not hack the drivers).
>
> Like I said, ENODEV tells you that there is no phy on this platform
> for you, allowing you to safely continue. If your phy driver is not
> loaded, the framework already returns EPROBE_DEFER, right. Any other

right. but that doesn't consider broken dt data. With quirks we'll able
to tell if a controller in a particular platform has PHY or not without
depending on the dt data.
> error when getting the phy you can consider critical. They are the
> errors telling you that you do need a phy on this platform, but
> something actually went wrong when getting it.
Not on all scenarios though :-s

Thanks
Kishon


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