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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] dt-bindings: power: reset: Add regmap support to the SYSCON reboot-mode bindings
Rob,
Any comment on my suggestion below?

Regards,
-Sergey

On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 10:50:53PM +0300, Sergey Semin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 05:14:25PM -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 7:03 AM Sergey Semin
> > <Sergey.Semin@baikalelectronics.ru> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 04:14:38PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 04:03:40PM +0300, Sergey.Semin@baikalelectronics.ru wrote:
> > > > > From: Serge Semin <Sergey.Semin@baikalelectronics.ru>
> > > > >
> > > > > Optional regmap property will be used to refer to a syscon-controller
> > > > > having a reboot tolerant register mapped.
> > > >
> > > > NAK. It should simply be a child node of the 'syscon-controller'.
> > >
> > > Hm, It's dilemma. The driver maintainer said ack, while you disagree.)
> > > So the code change will be merged while the doc-part won't? Lets discuss then
> > > to settle the issue.
> > >
> > > Why 'syscon-reboot' can be out of syscon-controller node, while
> > > 'syscon-reboot-mode' can't?
> >
> > Look at the history and you will see one was reviewed by DT
> > maintainers and one wasn't.
> >
> > > They both belong to the same usecase: save
> > > cause id and reboot. So having similar properties-set and declaring their
> > > nodes someplace nearby is natural.
> >
> > Which is what I'm asking for. Where else in the tree does it make
> > sense to locate the 'syscon-reboot-mode' node? Locate nodes where they
> > logically belong.
> >
> > > According to the driver 'syscon-reboot'
> > > can't lack the regmap property because it's mandatory, while here you refuse
> > > to have even optional support. Additionally in most of the cases the
> > > 'syscon-reboot' nodes aren't declared as a child of a system controller
> > > node. Why 'syscon-reboot-mode' can't work in a similar way?
> >
> > There's plenty of bad or "don't follow current best practice" examples
> > in the tree for all sorts of things. That is not a reason for doing
> > something in a new binding or adding to an existing one.
> >
> > Rob
>
> Alright. I see your point. What about I'd provide a sort of opposite
> implementation? I could make the "regmap"-phandle reference being optional
> in the !"syscon-reboot"! driver instead of adding the regmap-property
> support to the "syscon-reboot-mode" driver. So if regmap property isn't
> defined in the "syscon-reboot"-compatible node, the driver will try to
> get a syscon regmap from the parental node as it's done in the
> "syscon-reboot-mode" driver.
>
> Seeing you think that regmap-property-based design is a bad practice in
> this case, I also could mark the property as deprecated in the "syscon-reboot"
> dt schema and print a warning from the "syscon-reboot" driver if one is defined.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Regards,
> -Sergey

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