[RFC] AmigaOne device tree source v2

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Mon Sep 3 20:12:34 EST 2007

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 12:02:58PM +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >>> 		host at 0 {
> >>
> >> The unit address (after the @) should be derived from the first range
> >> listed in the 'reg' property.  It's a bus address, not a slot number.
> >
> > Actually... on PCI, the unit address is often the slot number, or
> > rather, "slot,function" with the second part ommited for non
> > multifunction devices.
> Not slot number, but "device-id".  Like, if you have actual
> PCI plugin slots on your board, they likely have device ids
> 16,17,...; but slot numbers 1, 2, 3 (little labels on the box).
> David's point is that unit addresses are not random numbers.

You flatter me.  But i'll happily make that point, now that my
ignorance is slightly alleviated ;-).

> >> All these devices should have unit addresses.
> >
> >  ... which for ISA are generally in the form iPORT (8242 at i60 for
> > example) though I've seen the "i" ommited. Not terribly important I
> > would say but better to follow the spec.
> Omitting the "i" is perfectly in line with the spec :-)
> >>> 		ide at 7,1 {
> >>
> >> This will need a compatible property, at least.
> >
> > Actually, it's a PCI device, it can have a compatible property based on
> > the generic PCI device compatible property generation as defined in the
> > OF PCI binding. Since that's just derived from other fields, I suppose
> > it can be omitted in a flat DT. It would be -nice- to have a more
> > explicit cpmpatible property but in that case, not absolutely necessary
> > since that device will be probed as PCI anyway.
> Yeah, PCI is a special case for Linux.  Maybe add a "pciclass,XXXX"
> compatible property though, for good measure.  Anything else isn't
> all that useful I think.

Indeed, since PCI is probable, it's unclear whether these device nodes
are even necessary at all.  Depends on whether there's anything
interesting in the omitted interrupt routing information.

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