[PATCH 2/2] [POWERPC] MPC8349E-mITX: use platform IDE driver for CF interface

Vitaly Bordug vitb at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Jul 27 03:21:18 EST 2007

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:46:57 -0500
Scott Wood wrote:

> Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
> >    I acn undertand your complaint in the context of an OF driver
> > (which we don't have yet) but "mmio-ide" just means nothing to the
> > current driver, and it doesn't convery enough info on the
> > programming interface for the conceivable OF driver, it also does
> > need to know at least "reg-stride" (and maybe "reg-size" in case
> > only 16/32-bit accesses can be used).  Well, if such driver will be
> > written, I/O mapping support will probably be dropped from it, so
> > indeed, calling it mmio-ide.c would make sense.  But that can be
> > added when this driver is done, and for now 
> I don't think the details of what Linux code currently exists should 
> drive the device tree binding.  That the current patches use 
> platform_device glue code is an implementation detail (and one I'd 
> rather see go away, in favor of a driver that supports both 
> platform_device and of_device).
> > I'd really prefer the board name to appear in the "compatible" prop
> > (to which "mmio-ide" can be appended)...
> Sure, that's always good...  it was the "instead" that I objected to.

Hmmm. So what is finally suggested devicetree node for this beast - can somebody refine?

I am a little bit confused about decided device_type and compatible fields...

Sincerely, Vitaly

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