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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND v4 03/15] PCI: dwc: Convert to using native IP-core versions representation
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On 28/07/2022 16:24, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 05:39:35PM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:
>> Since DWC PCIe v4.70a the controller version can be read from the
>> PORT_LOGIC.PCIE_VERSION_OFF register. Version is represented in the FourCC
>> format [1]. It's standard versioning approach for the Synopsys DWC
>> IP-cores. Moreover some of the DWC kernel drivers already make use of it
>> to fixup version-dependent functionality (See DWC USB3, Stmicro STMMAC or
>> recent DW SPI driver).
>
> These references to other drivers might be useful, but without a
> function name or file name, I can't easily find them.
>
>> In order to preserve the standard version
>> representation and prevent the data conversion back and forth, we suggest
>> to preserve the native version representation in the DWC PCIe driver too
>> in the same way as it has already been done in the rest of the DWC
>> drivers. IP-core version reading from the CSR will be introduced in the
>> next commit together with a simple macro-based API to use it.
>>
>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FourCC
>

I'm currently looking at a OF based dw-apb-timers-pwm driver, so also
would like to follow this.

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