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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] dt-binding: spi: Document Renesas R-Car RPC controller bindings
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On 11/19/2018 03:43 PM, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:14:07 +0100
> Marek Vasut <marek.vasut@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 11/19/2018 03:10 PM, Boris Brezillon wrote:
>>> On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:49:31 +0100
>>> Marek Vasut <marek.vasut@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 11/19/2018 11:01 AM, Mason Yang wrote:
>>>>> Document the bindings used by the Renesas R-Car D3 RPC controller.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Mason Yang <masonccyang@mxic.com.tw>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> .../devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-renesas-rpc.txt | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>> 1 file changed, 33 insertions(+)
>>>>> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-renesas-rpc.txt
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-renesas-rpc.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-renesas-rpc.txt
>>>>> new file mode 100644
>>>>> index 0000000..8286cc8
>>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/spi/spi-renesas-rpc.txt
>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,33 @@
>>>>> +Renesas R-Car D3 RPC controller Device Tree Bindings
>>>>> +----------------------------------------------------
>>>>> +
>>>>> +Required properties:
>>>>> +- compatible: should be "renesas,rpc-r8a77995"
>>>>> +- #address-cells: should be 1
>>>>> +- #size-cells: should be 0
>>>>> +- reg: should contain 2 entries, one for the registers and one for the direct
>>>>> + mapping area
>>>>> +- reg-names: should contain "rpc_regs" and "dirmap"
>>>>> +- interrupts: interrupt line connected to the RPC SPI controller
>>>>
>>>> Do you also plan to support the RPC HF mode ? And if so, how would that
>>>> look in the bindings ?
>>>
>>> Not sure this approach is still accepted, but that's how we solved the
>>> problem for the flexcom block [1].
>>>
>>> [1]https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v4.20-rc3/source/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mfd/atmel-flexcom.txt
>>
>> That looks pretty horrible.
>>
>> In U-Boot we check whether the device hanging under the controller node
>> is JEDEC SPI flash or CFI flash and based on that decide what the config
>> of the controller should be (SPI or HF). Not sure that's much better,but
>> at least it doesn't need extra nodes which do not really represent any
>> kind of real hardware.
>>
>
> The subnodes are not needed, you can just have a property that tells in
> which mode the controller is supposed to operate, and the MFD would
> create a sub-device that points to the same device_node.

Do you even need a dedicated property ? I think you can decide purely on
what node is hanging under the controller (jedec spi nor or cfi nor).

> Or we can have
> a single driver that decides what to declare (a spi_controller or flash
> controller), but you'd still have to decide where to place this
> driver...

I'd definitely prefer a single driver.

--
Best regards,
Marek Vasut

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