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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: dts: at91: add serial MFD sub-node for usart
On 30.10.2020 15:38, Nicolas Ferre wrote:
> On 30/10/2020 at 12:07, Codrin Ciubotariu wrote:
>> The "atmel,at91sam9260-usart" driver is a MFD driver, so it needs
>> sub-nodes
>> to match the registered platform device. For this reason, we add a serial
>> subnode to all the "atmel,at91sam9260-usart" serial compatible nods. This
>> will also remove the boot warning:
>> "atmel_usart_serial: Failed to locate of_node [id: -2]"
> I don't remember this warning was raised previously even if the MFD
> driver was added a while ago (Sept. 2018).
> I would say it's due to 466a62d7642f ("mfd: core: Make a best effort
> attempt to match devices with the correct of_nodes") which was added on
> mid August and corrected with 22380b65dc70 ("mfd: mfd-core: Ensure
> disabled devices are ignored without error") but maybe not covering our
> case.

Well, it's not covering our enabled devices.

> So, well, I don't know what's the best option to this change. Moreover,
> I would say that all other USART related properties go into the child
> not if there is a need for one.
> Lee, I suspect that we're not the only ones experiencing this ugly
> warning during the boot log: can you point us out how to deal with it
> for our existing atmel_serial.c users?

My understading is that platform devices registered by MFD should have a
correspondig DT node. The parrent properties are also available for the
other usart device (usart-spi), so I think we should keep them in the

Best regards,

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