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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v3 1/8] of: Mark interconnects property supplier as optional
+Saravana

On Wed, Mar 02, 2022 at 10:10:53PM +0100, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> In order to set their correct DMA address offset, some devices rely on
> the device-tree interconnects property which identifies an
> interconnect node that provides a dma-ranges property that can be used
> to set said offset.
>
> Since that logic is all handled by the generic openfirmware and driver
> code, the device-tree description could be enough to properly set
> the offset.
>
> However the interconnects property is currently not marked as
> optional, which implies that a driver for the corresponding node
> must be loaded as a requirement. When no such driver exists, this
> results in an endless EPROBE_DEFER which gets propagated to the
> calling driver. This ends up in the driver never loading.
>
> Marking the interconnects property as optional makes it possible
> to load the driver in that situation, since the EPROBE_DEFER return
> code will no longer be propagated to the driver.
>
> There might however be undesirable consequences with this change,
> which I do not fully grasp at this point.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Kocialkowski <paul.kocialkowski@bootlin.com>
> ---
> drivers/of/property.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/of/property.c b/drivers/of/property.c
> index 8e90071de6ed..ef7c56b510e8 100644
> --- a/drivers/of/property.c
> +++ b/drivers/of/property.c
> @@ -1365,7 +1365,7 @@ static struct device_node *parse_interrupts(struct device_node *np,
>
> static const struct supplier_bindings of_supplier_bindings[] = {
> { .parse_prop = parse_clocks, },
> - { .parse_prop = parse_interconnects, },
> + { .parse_prop = parse_interconnects, .optional = true,},
> { .parse_prop = parse_iommus, .optional = true, },
> { .parse_prop = parse_iommu_maps, .optional = true, },
> { .parse_prop = parse_mboxes, },
> --
> 2.35.1
>
>

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