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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] spi: mediatek: Add spi bus for Mediatek MT8173
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On Wed, 2015-05-13 at 12:10 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 05:26:06PM +0800, Yingjoe Chen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 17:05 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
>
> > > > > There were three compatible strings listed in the DT binding but only
> > > > > two here.
>
> > > > And I test it's ok on MT8135 platform. So I add struct of_device_id
> > > > mtk_spi_of_match like this in spi driver code.
>
> > > You should list all the compatibles documented in the binding here, if
> > > some of them are the same just have them map to a single constant.
>
> > Just for clarification. If we want to add spi support for a new soc, say
> > mt8127, which we think is compatible to mt6589. Since it may turn out we
> > need special handling for this soc latter, it is suggested to write
> > compatible like this in mt8127.dtsi:
>
> > compatible = "mediatek,mt8127-spi",
> > "mediatek,mt6589-spi";
>
> > Device tree binding should list all possible compatible string in .dts,
> > so we'll have to add that to binding as well.
>
> > - mediatek,mt6589-spi: for mt6589 platforms
> > + - mediatek,mt8127-spi: for mt8127 platforms
>
> > Then we'll also need to add this to source code to reflect this.
>
> > { .compatible = "mediatek,mt6589-spi", .data = (void *)COMPAT_MT6589},
> > + { .compatible = "mediatek,mt8127-spi", .data = (void *)COMPAT_MT6589},
>
> > This seems to introduce lots of trivial patches just to add a compatible
> > device to me...
>
> Yes, but that's how DT works and as you say these patches are all
> trivial so it's not like they take any appreciable effort.

Yes, that's shouldn't be a big effort.
Thanks for clarification.

Joe.C




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