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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] HISI LPC: Add ACPI UART support
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On 03/05/2018 17:56, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-05-03 at 23:08 +0800, John Garry wrote:
>> On the Huawei D03 development board the system UART is
>> the UART connected on the LPC bus.
>>
>> The profile for the device driver required for this HW
>> would be as follows:
>> - platform driver
>> - supports 16550
>> - supports ACPI
>> - supports polling mode
>> - supports IO space
>>
>> In principle we should use the PNP driver (8250_dw.c) for
>> 8250-devices with ACPI FW. However since this host driver
>> does not support PNP devices, and modifying the PNP core
>> code to support it is not worth the effort, use the generic
>> 8250 isa driver.
>>
>> For this, we need to setup the MFD cell platform data for
>> a serial 8250 Port.
>>
>> In addition to this change, we also make the following
>> changes:
>> - set child ACPI device as enumerated. This fixes a conflict
>> in serdev setup for the UART
>> - use platform device ID auto for creating the uart child
>> platform device to avoid conflict with platform devices
>> created for serial8250_isa_devs from 8250_core.c
>

Hi Andy,

>> + mfd_cell->platform_data = devm_kmemdup(hostdev, &ref_port,
>> + sizeof(ref_port),
>> GFP_KERNEL);
>
> Isn't this done by MFD core?

It does, but what we are copying from is on the stack and could be
overwritten by the point we call the mfd_add_devices(). But this could
be improved.

BTW, As seen in other discussion, future of MFD usage is in doubt, so
all this may be dropped.

Thanks very much,
John

>
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