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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] serial: 8250: Add support for 8250/16550 as MFD function
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Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> writes:

> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 01:11:08PM +0200, Esben Haabendal wrote:
>> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> writes:
>>
>> >> I will try ad hold back with this thread until you get back to it.
>> >
>> > Ok, I have no idea what is going on here, sorry. This is a really long
>> > and meandering thread, and I can't even find the original patches in my
>> > queue.
>> >
>> > So can you resend things and we can start over? :)
>>
>> Will do.
>>
>> > But note, using a mfd for a uart seems VERY odd to me...
>>
>> Ok. In my case, I have a pcie card with an fpga which includes 5 uart
>> ports, 3 ethernet interfaces and a number of custom IP blocks.
>> I believe that an mfd driver for that pcie card in that case.
>
> I believe you need to fix that fpga to expose individual pci devices
> such that you can properly bind the individual devices to the expected
> drivers :)

Well, that is really out-of-scope of what I am doing here.

> Seriously, who makes such a broken fpga device that goes against the PCI
> spec that way? Well, not so much as "goes against it", as "ignores all
> of the proper ideas of the past 20 years for working with PCI devices".

Might be. But that is the firmware I have to work with here, and I
still hope we can find a good solution for implementing a driver without
having to maintain out-of-tree patches.

/Esben

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