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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64: dts: qcom: add IPA qcom,qmp property
On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 5:27 AM Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On 2/2/22 11:06 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 Feb 2022 08:07:23 -0600 Alex Elder wrote:
> >> At least three platforms require the "qcom,qmp" property to be
> >> specified, so the IPA driver can request register retention across
> >> power collapse. Update DTS files accordingly.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org>
> >> ---
> >>
> >> Dave, Jakub, please let Bjorn take this through the Qualcomm tree.
> >
> > I don't know much about DT but the patch defining the property is
> > targeting net - will it not cause validation errors? Or Bjorn knows
> > to wait for the fixes to propagate? Or it doesn't matter? :)
>
> It might matter sometimes, but in this case it does not.
>
> If the DT property is present but never referenced by the
> code, it doesn't matter.
>
> The code in this patch looks up the DT property, and its
> behavior is affected by whether the property is there
> or not. If it's not there, it's treated as an error
> that can be safely ignored.
>
> In the case this fix is actually needed, we'll need
> both the code present and DT property defined. If
> the code is there but not the property, it's OK, but
> the bug won't be fixed quite yet.

If there's only one possible node that qcom,qmp points to, you can
just get the node by its compatible (of_find_compatible_node()). Then
you don't need a DT update to make things work. Of course, this
doesn't work too well if there are 10 possible compatibles without a
common fallback compatible.

Rob

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