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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/4] dt-bindings: arm: coresight: Add new compatible for static replicator
Hi Suzuki,

On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 11:44:56AM +0100, Suzuki K Poulose wrote:
> On 04/06/2019 12:21 PM, Leo Yan wrote:
> > CoreSight uses below bindings for replicator:
> >
> > Static replicator, aka. non-configurable replicator:
> > "arm,coresight-replicator";
> >
> > Dynamic replicator, aka. configurable replicator:
> > "arm,coresight-dynamic-replicator", "arm,primecell";
> >
> > The compatible string "arm,coresight-replicator" is not an explicit
> > naming to express the replicator is 'static'. To unify the naming
> > convention, this patch introduces a new compatible string
> > "arm,coresight-static-replicator" for the static replicator; the
> > compatible string "arm,coresight-replicator" is still kept thus we
> > can support the old DT binding, but tag it as obsolete and suggest
> > to use the new compatible string.
> >
> > As result CoreSight replicator have below bindings:
> >
> > Static replicator:
> > "arm,coresight-replicator"; (obsolete)
> > "arm,coresight-static-replicator";
> >
> > Dynamic replicator:
> > "arm,coresight-dynamic-replicator", "arm,primecell";
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <leo.yan@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt | 8 ++++++--
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
> > index f8aff65ab921..f8f794869af2 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
> > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt
> > @@ -69,7 +69,11 @@ its hardware characteristcs.
> > * compatible: Currently supported value is (note the absence of the
> > AMBA markee):
> > - - "arm,coresight-replicator"
> > + - Coresight Non-configurable Replicator, the compatible string
> > + "arm,coresight-replicator" is obsolete, keep it to support
>
> To make it more obvious : s/obsolete/OBSOLETE/
>
> > + the old DT bindings:
> > + "arm,coresight-replicator";
> > + "arm,coresight-static-replicator";
>
> nit: I would re-order the compatible strings to show the precedence of
> choice.
>
> e.g,
> - CoreSight non-configurable Replicator
> "arm,coresight-static-replicator";
> "arm,coresight-replicator"; (OBSOLETE. For
> backward compatibility. Will be removed )

The suggestion looks good to me since it's neat. Will do it.

> Also, please could we put a warning in the driver when we encounter it
> and request to update it ?

Will do.

Thanks for reviewing!
Leo Yan

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