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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] dt-bindings: added new pwm-sifive driver documentation
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Am 29.04.2018 um 22:51 schrieb Wesley Terpstra:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:54 PM, Thierry Reding
> <thierry.reding@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 03:59:56PM -0700, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
>>> +Required properties:
>>> +- compatible: should be "sifive,pwm0"
>>
>> Why not simply "sifive,pwm"? If this is supposed to be some sort of
>> version number, then it is more customary to use the name of the first
>> SoC that integrates the IP. There are some exceptions, like for example
>> when the IP is third-party and is integrated in a number of different
>> SoCs. In such cases the IP is often properly versioned. But that doesn't
>> seem to be the case here.
>
> It is indeed a version number. The first SoC which integrated this IP
> cannot run linux. We've put a version number like this into all of our
> IP blocks. Isn't an increasing number, which clearly indicates
> increased functionality, better than a reference to a sequence of SoCs
> whose relationships are not all that clear?

"pwm0" sounds like a zero-indexed instance of some pwm block. If 0 is
the version here, I'd suggest to make it "pwm-0" for example - you might
want to take a look at the Xilinx bindings, which use a strict x.yy suffix.

Most SoCs don't have clearly versioned IP though, that's why for
community-contributed bindings the first SoC we encounter the IP in
usually gets the name.

Regards,
Andreas

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