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SubjectRE: [v6, 3/5] dt: move guts devicetree doc out of powerpc directory
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Wood
> Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:16 AM
> To: Rob Herring; Yangbo Lu
> Cc: devicetree@vger.kernel.org; linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org; linux-
> clk@vger.kernel.org; linux-i2c@vger.kernel.org; iommu@lists.linux-
> foundation.org; netdev@vger.kernel.org; linux-mmc@vger.kernel.org;
> Russell King; Jochen Friedrich; Joerg Roedel; Claudiu Manoil;
> ulf.hansson@linaro.org; Bhupesh Sharma; Zhao Qiang; Kumar Gala; Santosh
> Shilimkar; Yang-Leo Li; Xiaobo Xie
> Subject: Re: [v6, 3/5] dt: move guts devicetree doc out of powerpc
> directory
>
> On 03/17/2016 12:06 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 06:08:49PM +0800, Yangbo Lu wrote:
> >> Move guts devicetree doc to
> >> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/fsl/
> >> since it's used by not only PowerPC but also ARM. And add a
> >> specification for 'little-endian' property.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Yangbo Lu <yangbo.lu@nxp.com>
> >> ---
> >> Changes for v2:
> >> - None
> >> Changes for v3:
> >> - None
> >> Changes for v4:
> >> - Added this patch
> >> Changes for v5:
> >> - Modified the description for little-endian property Changes for
> >> v6:
> >> - None
> >> ---
> >> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/{powerpc => soc}/fsl/guts.txt | 3
> >> +++
> >> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> >> rename Documentation/devicetree/bindings/{powerpc =>
> >> soc}/fsl/guts.txt (91%)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> similarity index 91%
> >> rename from Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> rename to Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> index b71b203..07adca9 100644
> >> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/powerpc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/soc/fsl/guts.txt
> >> @@ -25,6 +25,9 @@ Recommended properties:
> >> - fsl,liodn-bits : Indicates the number of defined bits in the LIODN
> >> registers, for those SOCs that have a PAMU device.
> >>
> >> + - little-endian : Indicates that the global utilities block is
> little
> >> + endian. The default is big endian.
> >
> > The default is "the native endianness of the system". So absence on an
> > ARM system would be LE.
>
> No. For this binding, the default is big-endian, because that's what
> existed for this device before an endian property was added.
>
> "endianness of the system" is not a well-defined concept.
>
> > This property is valid for any simple-bus device,
>
> Since when does simple-bus mean anything more than that the nodes
> underneath it can be used without bus-specific knowledge?
>
> > so it isn't really required to document per device. You can, but your
> > description had better match the documented behaviour.
>
> Documented where?
>
> In fact, Documentation/devicetree/bindings/common-properties.txt
> explicitly says of the endian properties, "If a binding supports these
> properties, then the binding should also specify the default behavior if
> none of these properties are present."
>
> -Scott

[Lu Yangbo-B47093] So, Rob, could you accept this patch after so much discussion?
:)

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