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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] arm64: dts: qcom: sc7180: Use 'ranges' in arm,armv7-timer-mem node
Quoting Douglas Anderson (2019-12-12 11:35:43)
> Running `make dtbs_check` yells:
> arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sc7180-idp.dt.yaml: timer@17c20000: #size-cells:0:0: 1 was expected
> It appears that someone was trying to assert the fact that sub-nodes
> describing frames would never have a size that's more than 32-bits
> big. That's certainly true in the case of sc7180.
> I guess this is a hint that it's time to do the thing that nobody
> seems to do but that "writing-bindings.txt" says we should all do.
> Specifically it says: "DO use non-empty 'ranges' to limit the size of
> child buses/devices". That means we should probably limit the

It got cut off here. I'm waiting to find out what it is!!

> I believe that this patch is the way to do it and there should be no
> bad side effects here. I believe that since we're far enough down
> (not trying to describe an actual device, just some sub-pieces) that
> this won't cause us to run into the problems that caused us to
> increase the soc-level #address-cells and #size-cells to 2 in sdm845
> in commit bede7d2dc8f3 ("arm64: dts: qcom: sdm845: Increase address
> and size cells for soc").
> I can at least confirm that "arch_mem_timer" seems to keep getting
> interrupts in "/proc/interrupts" after this change.
> Fixes: 90db71e48070 ("arm64: dts: sc7180: Add minimal dts/dtsi files for SC7180 soc")
> Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <>
> ---

This pattern exists in most of the qcom dts files. Can you fix all the
arm,armv7-timer-mem nodes. Maybe the binding has the same problem too in
the example.

> arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sc7180.dtsi | 36 ++++++++++++++--------------
> 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)

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