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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 0/6] Driver for at91 usart in spi mode
On 11/09/2018 23:43:02+0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > I haven't read it, but I believe it's not unlike Renesas SCIF, which is
> > served by both drivers/tty/serial/sh-sci.c and drivers/spi/spi-sh-sci.c.
> > But the latter is not used from DT, so we haven't experienced (and solved)
> > the similar issue yet.
> >
> > Would it work if the UART driver and SPI driver would match against the
> > same compatible value, but the UART driver would do in its probe()
> > function:
> >
> > device_property_read_u32(&pdev->dev, "atmel,usart-mode", &opmode);
> > if (opmode != AT91_USART_MODE_SERIAL)
> > return ENODEV;
> >
> > while the SPI driver would do:
> >
> > device_property_read_u32(&pdev->dev, "atmel,usart-mode", &opmode);
> > if (opmode != AT91_USART_MODE_SPI)
> > return ENODEV;
> >
> > ? No MFD driver involved.
>
> I haven't looked at the code in a while, but if memory serves I
> believe platform code gives up once it has found its first match, so
> by doing this, one of the drivers will never be matched/probed.
>
> It's midnight here, so cracking out the datasheet isn't going to
> happen just now, but it's my current belief that if the IP serves 2
> very different modes of operation, even if the registers are in a
> shared space, they could have their own compatible strings in DT.
>
> That is what the MFD driver provides after all. Why would it be okay
> to allocate different compatible strings from the MFD, but not in the
> Device Tree?
>
> It would be the easiest solution.
>
> Has Rob commented on this yet?
>

V4 of the bindings were acked by Rob and you:
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10428087/


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Alexandre Belloni, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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