[PATCH v1 1/4] dt-bindings: aspeed-sgpio: Convert txt bindings to yaml.
jk at ozlabs.org
Thu May 27 11:42:51 AEST 2021
> SGPIO bindings should be converted as yaml format.
> In addition to the file conversion, a new property max-ngpios is
> added in the yaml file as well.
> The new property is required by the enhanced sgpio driver for
> making the configuration of the max number of gpio pins more
There are a number of things going on here - you're doing the YAML
conversion, introducing the max-gpios property, and changing the
The first two make sense, but may be better split into separate
changes, so that the YAML conversion is a "linear" change.
I'm not clear on why you're changing the compatible value though,
particularly as you're dropping support for the existing compatible
value anyway. How about we keep the old one, and use the default of 128
for cases where max-ngpios is absent? That way, we retain support for
the existing device trees.
> + max-ngpios:
> + description:
> + represents the number of actual hardware-supported GPIOs (ie,
> + slots within the clocked serial GPIO data). Since each HW GPIO is both an
> + input and an output, we provide max_ngpios * 2 lines on our gpiochip
> + device. We also use it to define the split between the inputs and
> + outputs; the inputs start at line 0, the outputs start at max_ngpios.
Most of this description is better suited to the ngpios property, which
controls the number of lines that the gpiochip will expose.
Also, minor nit: max_ngpios -> max-ngpios.
How about something like:
Number of GPIO lines to expose. Since each HW GPIO is an input and an
output, we provide ngpios * 2 lines on our chip device. We also use it
to define the split between the inputs and outputs; the inputs start at
line 0, the outputs start at ngpios.
Represents the number of actual hardware-supported GPIOs (ie, slots within
the clocked serial GPIO data), and therefore the maximum value for
the ngpios property
> + minimum: 0
> + maximum: 128
Will this be the case for all (future) hardware? Can we leave this
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