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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/9] eeprom: Add bindings for simple eeprom framework
On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 08:10:06AM +0100, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:30:30PM +0000, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
> > This patch adds bindings for simple eeprom framework which allows eeprom
> > consumers to talk to eeprom providers to get access to eeprom cell data.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com>
> > [Maxime Ripard: intial version of eeprom framework]
> > Signed-off-by: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > .../devicetree/bindings/eeprom/eeprom.txt | 70 ++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 70 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/eeprom/eeprom.txt
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/eeprom/eeprom.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/eeprom/eeprom.txt
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..8348d18
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/eeprom/eeprom.txt
> > @@ -0,0 +1,70 @@
> > += EEPROM Data Device Tree Bindings =
> > +
> > +This binding is intended to represent the location of hardware
> > +configuration data stored in EEPROMs.
> > +
> > +On a significant proportion of boards, the manufacturer has stored
> > +some data on an EEPROM-like device, for the OS to be able to retrieve
> > +these information and act upon it. Obviously, the OS has to know
> > +about where to retrieve these data from, and where they are stored on
> > +the storage device.
> > +
> > +This document is here to document this.
> > +
> > += Data providers =
> > +Contains bindings specific to provider drivers and data cells as children
> > +to this node.
> > +
> > += Data cells =
> > +These are the child nodes of the provider which contain data cell
> > +information like offset and size in eeprom provider.
> > +
> > +Required properties:
> > +reg: specifies the offset in byte within that storage device, and the length
> > + in bytes of the data we care about.
> > + There could be more then one offset-length pairs in this property.
> > +
> > +Optional properties:
> > +As required by specific data parsers/interpreters.
> > +
> > +For example:
> > +
> > + /* Provider */
> > + qfprom: qfprom@00700000 {
> > + compatible = "qcom,qfprom";
> > + reg = <0x00700000 0x1000>;
> > + ...
> > +
> > + /* Data cells */
> > + tsens_calibration: calib@404 {
> > + reg = <0x404 0x10>;
> > + };
> > +
> > + serial_number: sn {
> > + reg = <0x104 0x4>, <0x204 0x4>, <0x30c 0x4>;
> > +
> > + };
> > + ...
> > + };
> > +
> > += Data consumers =
> > +Are device nodes which consume eeprom data cells.
> > +
> > +Required properties:
> > +
> > +eeproms: List of phandle and data cell the device might be interested in.
> > +
> > +Optional properties:
> > +
> > +eeprom-names: List of data cell name strings sorted in the same order
> > + as the eeproms property. Consumers drivers will use
> > + eeprom-names to differentiate between multiple cells,
> > + and hence being able to know what these cells are for.
> > +
> > +For example:
> > +
> > + tsens {
> > + ...
> > + eeproms = <&tsens_calibration>;
> > + eeprom-names = "calibration";
> > + };
>
> This is somewhat complicated. Also having 'eeprom' in the binding is not
> nice since it could be FRAM or something else. How about:
>
> tsens {
> calibration = <&tsens_calibration>;
> };

A similar property was suggested the first time we discussed it, and
it turned out eventually that the construct you commented about was
actually preferred.

I guess we can always change the property name to something more
generic though.

--
Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
http://free-electrons.com
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